Dubbed “Little Roberto Clemente” because of his physical resemblance to the Pirate legend, former outfielder Angel Mangual never quite lived up to that lofty title but was a mainstay on Oakland’s “Mustache Gang” that won World Series titles in 1972, 1973 and 1974. This A’s road jersey was worn by Mangual during the first of those championship campaigns. The green knit pullover garment features twill identifiers and proper “McAuliffe” tagging. A colorful keepsake from a revolutionary era in diamond apparel! More on our website.
Of historical significance on several fronts, this Oakland A’s game-worn road jersey hails from the first of three straight championship seasons. Additionally, 1972 marked the departure from flannel uniforms and switch to knit garments and (in Oakland’s case) loud colors. The pullover jersey (also a breakthrough feature in 1972) features “A’s” sewn to the left breast in white-on-yellow twill, “2” sewn to the back in like fashion and “MANGUAL” sewn atop the back number in solid white twill. Green-and-yellow striped trim lines the sleeve endings , while yellow-and-white striped elasticized trim lines the V-neck. The tapered front tail’s interior is home to a vintage “McAuliffe” label, which is flanked by tags respectively denoting “1972” and size “42.” A laundering instructions tag is sewn near the left side seam. All-original and unaltered, the jersey shows solid game wear with minimal separation on the lower portion of the twill “A’s” logo. This is a nice survivor from the first-ever Bay Area champion and a reminder of the most colorful owner in baseball history.
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