KENOSHA, Wis., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jockey International, Inc. today announced that it is supporting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through the opening of the new Babe Ruth Gallery. Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend debuts today at the Cooperstown, N.Y. shrine as the baseball world marks the 100th anniversary season of his big league debut – July 11, 1914.
Babe Ruth was a Jockey brand endorser in the 1930s and '40s, appearing in print ads for the iconic innerwear brand. Last year, Babe Ruth made a cameo appearance in a Jockey Sport commercial in support of its new sport performance underwear line.
"Babe Ruth is an icon not only in baseball but American sports as his achievements have stood the test of time, and Jockey is honored to have this opportunity to show our respect and admiration for him," said Dustin Cohn, svp and chief marketing officer at Jockey. "He is very deserving of this honor and exhibit, allowing his greatness to be appreciated for generations to come."
Cohn continued, "Jockey has a rich history of athletes endorsing the brand and Babe Ruth was one of the first to join the Jockey family in the 1930s, paving the way for a long-standing relationship built on mutual admiration."
The Museum has long allocated precious exhibit space to Ruth – a member of the inaugural Class of 1936 at the Hall of Fame – but the new 180-square foot presentation will feature a completely fresh look. The new exhibit will be located on the Museum's second floor and feature rare documents like the agreement that transferred Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles of the International League to the Red Sox in 1914, and memorable artifacts such as the jersey Ruth wore on June 13, 1948 at his retired number ceremony.
For more information on the new Babe Ruth exhibit, please visit www.baseballhall.org/hof/ruth-babe.
About Jockey International, Inc.
Founded in 1876 Jockey International, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Kenosha, Wis. Today, Jockey apparel products are sold in major department and specialty stores in more than 140 countries around the world. Jockey is committed to quality, comfort, fashion and innovation. As Jockey grows, the simple commitment to serve our consumers' needs continues to be our company's hallmark. Need more Jockey in your life? Shop us at Jockey.com, call us at 1-800-JOCKEY-1, visit our blog, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
About The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime. Opening its doors for the first time on June 12, 1939, the Hall of Fame has stood as the definitive repository of the game's treasures and as a symbol of the most profound individual honor bestowed on an athlete. It is every fan's "Field of Dreams," with its stories, legends and magic shared from generation to generation.
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