A principal on the 1950 “Whiz Kids,” Stan Lopata was the first National League catcher to wear glasses and launched 116 home runs during a 13-year career in which he saw part-time status for its vast majority. These pants wear worn by Lopata during his 1960 big league swan song with the Milwaukee Braves. The cream-colored flannel leg wear features a one-button zippered fly, six belt loops and two cotton-lined back pockets. Red-on-black piping lines the outer legs, belt loops and pocket flaps. The fly’s interior is home to a “Wilson" size “38” label and a laundering instructions tag. At the back interior, (3) felt strip tags respectively feature green chain-stitched identifiers of “Lopata,” “1960” and “1960 Set 1.” All-original and unaltered, the pants show light wear with elasticity loss at the leg openings. There are four holes (as tailored) in the crotch to facilitate ventilation.
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