Knickerbockers Baseball T-Shirt by Jack's
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- Standard Men's Sizing - Unisex
- Super Soft Screen Print
- Proudly Printed In San Francisco At Against The Grain
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This is the story of San Francisco's first "baseball team" or what in those days were called "base ball clubs" . Much of the history of this team was lost in the 1906 earthquake and fires but here is a bit of what we know.
The year is 1851 and San Francisco is at the peek of the Gold Rush. Several recent arrivals to the city got together and created the Knickerbocker Club to begin playing base ball. The first games were in the Plaza which is now Portsmouth Square in Chinatown. The reason they chose the name Knickerbockers is because many of the players had come from New York where the Knickerbocker base ball club was one of the hottest things in town.