Jackie Robinson Come Out Fighting Tee - Roots of, Inc. dba Roots of Fight
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Jackie Robinson Come Out Fighting Tee

Size Guide
SC - T-shirt

 

 SIZE CHEST LENGTH
S
19 - 20"
27 - 28"
M
20 - 21"
28 - 29"
L
21 - 22"
29 - 30"
XL
22 - 23"
30 - 31"
2XL
23 - 24"
31 - 32"
3XL
24 - 25"
32 - 33"

 

SC - T-shirt

 

 SIZE CHEST LENGTH
S
19 - 20"
27 - 28"
M
20 - 21"
28 - 29"
L
21 - 22"
29 - 30"
XL
22 - 23"
30 - 31"
2XL
23 - 24"
31 - 32"
3XL
24 - 25"
32 - 33"

 

Size
Color
Vintage White

1 item left

Sporting Icons. American heroes.

‘Serving Your Country’ has as many meanings as there are individuals; it looks different across generations, eras, and politics, and without a doubt extends beyond the military. At the root though is the determination to achieve & protect freedoms and democracy. What sets some people apart from the rest is the willingness to take a step beyond and pursue these values at personal cost for the benefit of all.

Unlike many of the icons represented in this collection, the name Jackie Robinson was not yet universally recognized before joining the armed forces. The future Brooklyn Dodger was drafted to the US Army in 1942, some three years before playing professional baseball and five years before breaking the color line in the Majors. As a result, Jackie was subject to the same unfavorable treatment as his fellow black soldiers.

When applying for a position in Officer Candidate School (OCS) - a spot rarely given to black applicants - Jackie and his colleagues’ applications had been delayed for months. After protests from Joe Louis - who was also stationed at the same base - the men were accepted to OCS. This experience led to the growth of a close friendship between Jackie and Joe.

Robinson was no stranger to this type of treatment. The experiences he was subjected to during the court proceedings of an unwarranted court-martial would be remembered when he later joined MLB and was subjected to racist attacks. After he was acquitted, he served as a coach for Army Athletics until receiving an honorable discharge in November 1944. Just a few short months later Jackie was back in the ballpark a setting to change the course of history.

In keeping with the spirit of their service, we have partnered with our friends Jay Glazer and Nate Boyer at MVP (Merging Vets and Players). In addition to normal royalties going to the estates of our featured Icons, we will be matching the royalty proceeds and donating them to MVP.

MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off; providing them with a new team to assist with the transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone.

Officially licensed by Jackie Robinson™.

DETAILS

  • 100% Cotton
  • Color of actual product may vary from photo
  • Wash with cold water
  • Hang to dry
  • Model is 6’2”/195lbs and wearing size M

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  • Sale items can be exchanged for a different size in the same style only
  • No refunds or store credits will be issued for sale or discounted items
  • Purchaser is responsible for any applicable duty charges
  • Items may be delivered via separate shipments

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Coolest one in my collection
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