This design is based on a sign that hung outside the Austin Pioneers Baseball Club offices in Austin. Choose the full size or pocket size design for your tee.
In 1947, 7UP and Nu-Grape soft drink bottler Ed Knebel financed the construction of Disch Field and brought organized baseball back to Austin with the Class B Austin Pioneers. The Pioneers were one of the eight original teams that formed the Big State League, the minor league baseball circuit featuring clubs exclusively based in Texas.
The Austin Pioneers played from 1947 to 1955, against their Texas opponents: Gainesville Owls, Greenville Majors, Paris Red Peppers, Sherman–Denison Twins, Texarkana Bears, Waco Dons and Wichita Falls Spudders (a reference to the oil field workers that were common to the area and their referring to drilling a well as "spudding" and the workers that did that "Spudders"). The Pioneers never finished higher than 4th place in the Big State League standings during their nine seasons of play in the league. They were preceded and superseded in Austin baseball history by the Austin Senators.
This historic tee wasn't available to the Pioneers, but it is for you. The soft cotton wears comfortably and well and features ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping, shoulder taping for better fit over time, and dual side seams to hold the garment's shape for longer. It'll go the full nine innings for you.
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.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size
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