Kaoru Betto, Baseball Shirt
Worn by the Dude in the Big Lebowski (and also worn by Jeff Bridges in The Fisher King), we’ve recreated this classic Japanese baseball Kaoru Betto shirt. After much research looking through old Japanese baseball cards, we’ve determined that the player on the Dude's Japanense baseball shirt is Kaoru Betto, who played for the Osaka Tigers in 1948 & 1949. Known as “the Gentleman of Baseball,” Betto was one of the first Japanese power hitters. This reproduction is faithful to the Dude's shirt, printed on 3/4 sleeve gray and heather white raglan just like the Dude's.