In the strike-shortened '94 season, Bobby Cox's Braves played their final game on August 11th and finished 2nd in the NL standings, with Greg Maddux taking Cy Young Award honors. Just over a year later, Cox and company would bring home a world championship. This Majestic size-46 jersey hails from batting-practice use and features Cox's name and number, as well as his prominent signature. An MLB "125th Anniversary" patch adorns the right sleeve. Light wear includes slight pilling around the reverse nameplate.
Authenticator Phil Wood's LOA makes the batting-practice connection: "Majestic Athletic Apparel was founded in 1976 by Faust Capobianco III in Easton, PA. While most collectors are aware that Majestic, beginning in 2005, was the exclusive supplier of uniforms, jackets, T-shirts, fleece and turtlenecks to all 30 big-league teams. Majestic had already been making official BP jerseys for 15 MLB teams at the time of the announcement. Prior to 2005, they had spent 22 years producing MLB batting practice jerseys, though they did not have an exclusive on that right. VF Corporation acquired Majestic in 2007, and in 2017 announced it was selling off the Licensed Sports Group portion of its business, which included Majestic, to sports apparel retailer Fanatics, Inc. Majestic was the official on-field uniform of MLB from 2005 until December 2019, when it was replaced by Nike...The Atlanta Braves also used Russell Athletic BP jerseys in 1994, though the Russell version did not include the 125th Anniversary patch. The Braves also did not list an alternative jersey in 1994, making this example a BP jersey, though it's as well made as any game jersey you'll see."
Cox ultimately amassed over 2,500 wins (not to mention an unparalleled 161 ejections) in his 30-year managerial tenure with the Braves and Blue Jays. LOA from Phil Wood. Full LOA from JSA for autograph.