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1940 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Tri-Blend Baseball Raglan

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Color: oxford/black

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In 1940, George Grooms was hired to draw an official mascot, and Goldy Gopher was born. Grooms, an Iowa resident, was hired to draw the school’s mascot, but he didn’t even know what a gopher looked like. His inspiration for the drawing came when he and his wife were stopped at a Minnesota rest stop and a small creature ran past his wife. They fed the animal and Grooms sketched it. The sketch was that of a rodent, with buck teeth, big ears, a bushy tail and stripes. However, what Grooms did not realize is that he did not model the mascot after the native pocket gopher, but instead a chipmunk. This explains the stripes, as gophers do not have stripes, but ground squirrels and chipmunks do! This means that Minnesota has been living a lie since 1940.
Product details
An American Classic, perfect for heading to the stadium or playing catch in the backyard. The Premium 3/4 Raglan has been engineered with moisture wicking material that will keep you dry and cool.
  • 50/37/13 Polyester/Cotton/Rayon
  • Slim Fit (RUNS SMALL)
  • Weight 4.5 oz
  • Wash and Wear; in cold with like colors
  • Soft, lightweight jersey with moisture wicking
  • Tear away label
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