Baseball Jersey

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Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object has meaning to me and my family. My object is a baseball jersey from “Los Gigantes de Puebla”. My grandfather used to play for them, then my father played for the team at his early ages. My grandfather passed down his baseball jersey to my dad since he was now going to play. They both used to same jersey and the same number,18. As you can see, the letter “A” on the jersey looks a little off. The jersey used to have a letter “F” for Florentino, my grandfather. When my father obtained the jersey, they stitched in the missing piece to make the “F” look like an “A”. “A. CRUZ,” it now says, it has been used many times with every game they had, every spot of dirt that would go on the shirt if they slid to home plate for a home run. The shirt still looks brand new and spot less. My father keeps is in a safe space, so nothing damages it, hoping it will maintain the conditions the shirt is in right now. My family still holds a tradition on playing baseball just for a different team now, cardinal’s, which all my uncles are in. This means a lot to my family and we are happy that the sport is in our lives. 

Place(s): Puebla, mexico and Minneapolis, Minnesota

– Rashell C.

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant