Cleveland Is A Plum! 2015 - Unisex Crew

$ 25.00


"New York may be the Big Apple, but Cleveland's a Plum!" - It’s the summer of 1981 and George Voinovich (Governor of Ohio from 1991-98) has been the Mayor of Cleveland for a year and half. Mayor Voinovich went to a Cleveland Indians home game against the New York Yankees wearing a t-shirt underneath the traditional “mayor attire” of a suit coat.  The t-shirt read: “New York’s the Big Apple, But Cleveland’s A Plum.” Once in the stadium he then tossed an actual plum out to the Indians’ catcher. The Mayor was described in an article written in Time magazine in June 1981 as a shy man, and so wearing this t-shirt and tossing out a plum onto the field sounded out of character. He did this for a reason. The city was trying to build back up its reputation following the huge financial crisis of the late 1970s, and the Plain Dealer ran an advertising campaign with the same slogan that Mayor Voinovich wore on his t-shirt. In the early 80’s countless citizens all over in Northeast Ohio had bumper stickers from the Plain Dealer that read: “Cleveland’s a Plum.”

Printed on super soft triblend crewneck tee shirt (or what the product is) (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon) construction. Polyester retains shape and elasticity; Cotton lends both comfort and durability; addition of Rayon makes for a unique texture and drapes against the body for a slimming look. Durable rib neckband.



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