Navy Bill the Goat T-Shirt in Retro Blue
- 5.2oz. 100% Cotton Preshrunk jersey knit t-shirt
- Officially licensed
- Sizes: Small – 2XL
- Color: Blue
- Tear-away labels
- Two-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom won’t unravel
- Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
Did you know that goats have long-served as mascots for the US Navy?
Starting in 1893, a live goat made his debut as a mascot at the 4th Army-Navy game. The USS New York dropped anchor off in Annapolis and the ship’s mascot, a goat bearing the name El Cid (The Chief), was brought ashore for the service clash. Emerging victorious in the game by a score of 42-13, the Navy sailors and midshipmen feted El Cid. The goats’ prestige increased even more after the first service match of the 20th century in Philadelphia ended with an 11-7 victory. It was at this time the goat was dubbed the now celebrated name “Bill” – Borrowing the name from a pet goat kept by Commander Colby M. Chester, Commandant of Midshipmen from 1891-1894 and the first president of the Naval Academy Athletic Association.
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