Ebbets Field Flannels Authentic Historic Uniforms Showcased in Jackie Robinson ‘42’ Movie

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Montreal Royals and other Minor League and Negro League team uniforms are re-created for the much anticipated film ‘42’ by vintage sports clothing company Ebbets Field Flannels.

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It was an honor to work on this film, especially because Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson were the inspiration behind starting the company 25 years ago.

Ebbets Field Flannels (EFF), who have been making reproductions of vintage baseball clothing for 25 years, today announced their replica uniforms were used in ‘42: The True Story of an American Legend’ starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

EFF provided exact replicas of all the Minor League and Negro League uniforms that were featured in the film, including Jackie Robinson’s iconic Montreal Royals uniform. Using original materials and manufacturing techniques, EFF outfitted six different teams for the film including the Royals, St. Paul Saints, Indianapolis Indians, Jersey City Giants, Kansas City Monarchs and Birmingham Black Barons.

“It was an honor to work on this film, especially because Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson were the inspiration behind starting the company 25 years ago,” said Jerry Cohen, owner of Ebbets Field Flannels. “I was born in Brooklyn and my Dad was a die-hard Dodgers fan. He shared his passion for baseball and his personal experiences of watching Jackie Robinson play, so it’s a dream come true to play a role in bringing his story back to life with our authentic recreation of his first professional jersey.”

In theaters on Friday, April 12th, '42' tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson (Boseman) and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Ford) —whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ebbets Field Flannels is committed to bringing the quality, beauty and craftsmanship of mid 20th-Century American athletic garments to a 21st Century public.

For more information on EFF and the film, visit Ebbets.com and 42movie.warnerbros.com.

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*About Ebbets Field Flannels:

EFF is known for its faithful reproductions of vintage baseball paraphernalia—each team logo is carefully researched and authenticated and, to ensure historical accuracy, every item is crafted from original fabrics. Teams include the San Francisco Seals, the Bismark Churchills, the Chicago Whales and the Boston Beaneaters. And although the 1939 New York Knights is a fictional team from the film The Natural, Robert Redford's portrayal of a 35-year-old rookie forever carved them a place in baseball lore.

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