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1954 Don Bessent Brooklyn Dodgers Game Worn Spring Training Jersey

1954 Don Bessent Brooklyn Dodgers Game Worn Spring Training Jersey

Don Bessent pitched just 108 games in the major leagues, all with the Dodgers between 1955 and 1958, but he left an indelible mark on one of the most beloved teams of all-time. We know this jersey originated in Spring Training because the right-hander did not play in the majors in 1954, making it possible that the jersey was held over and worn his rookie season a year later. And what a season it was, as Brooklyn ended a decades-long championship dry spell and won the World Series over their hated rivals from the Bronx. The home white flannel top is the same as the club wore during the regular season with the classic DODGERS in blue script across the chest and red number 44 underneath on the left breast."D BESSENT" is embroidered in blue on the front left tail. His number 44 is on the back in blue, while the collar tag reads: "RAWLINGS HALL OF FAME FLANNEL" with Size 42 tag. There is a care tag on the inside tail reading "SET 1 1954." Shows use but not abuse and comes with LOA. Bessent won eight of nine decisions in 1955, pitching primarily out of the bullpen and authoring a miniscule 2.70 earned run average, playing an integral role in Brooklyn's most celebrated season.


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