Indianapolis Clowns Classic Snapback Baseball Cap

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  • All Logos and Designs are Embroidered not Printed.
  • Blue, Red and White
  • Adjustable Baseball Cap with Snapback
  • Pays tribute to the Indianapolis Clowns
  • Authentic and Licensed by the Negro League Baseball Museum

Capture a piece of baseball history with this Indianapolis Clowns Classic Snapback Cap. It pays homage to one of the most iconic teams in Negro Leagues history. Crafted from 100% premium polyester, ensuring a durable yet breathable fit for all-day wear.

Featuring blue, red and white colors, the distinctive "C" team logo on the front and the back of the cap proudly displays the years "1916 to 1962," marking when the Indianapolis Clowns operated in professional baseball. On one side of the cap is the name of the team "Indianapolis Clowns" and on the other is just the name "Clowns". Adjustable snapback closure ensures a perfect and comfortable fit for most head sizes.

The Indianapolis Clowns have a significant place in the history of Negro Leagues. They combined high-quality baseball with entertainment, much like the Harlem Globetrotters. The team began in Miami during the 1930s under the name of the Ethiopian Clowns. They started as entertainers but soon became serious competitors in baseball. The team made several significant moves, including joining the established Negro Leagues in Cincinnati in 1943. After two seasons, they made Indianapolis their permanent home.

The team's legacy lasted for several decades. They were a part of the Negro Leagues until 1962, when the league was disbanded. However, they continued to operate well into the 1980s, making them one of the last teams from the Negro Leagues to disband.

Several notable figures wore the Clowns' jersey, including Hank Aaron, whose professional baseball career took off with the Clowns in 1953. The team also had other stars, such as Goose Tatum, who excelled in both basketball and baseball and Buster Haywood, a player, and manager who made significant contributions to the team.

The Indianapolis Clowns were not only successful in winning the 1950 Negro American League title, but they were also pioneers in gender integration in sports. In 1953, they signed Toni Stone, one of the first women to play in a men's professional league, to play second base. By doing so, the Clowns challenged societal norms and demonstrated their commitment to innovation and breaking barriers. This unique combination of entertainment, innovation, and barrier-breaking efforts has secured the Indianapolis Clowns' place in baseball history as a team that made a lasting impact.

To ensure that your Indianapolis Clowns Cap remains in top condition, please follow the care instructions carefully. The cap should be hand washed only, using a mild detergent to gently cleanse without causing damage. Under no circumstances should bleach be used, as it could significantly alter the cap's original hues and degrade the fabric. After washing, the cap should be allowed to air dry. This method helps in preserving the cap’s shape and the integrity of the embroidery details, ensuring that your cap continues to look as striking as the day you bought it.

Whether you're a dedicated baseball fan, a collector of sports memorabilia, or simply someone who appreciates the rich heritage of the Negro Leagues, this cap is a must-have addition to your collection. Wear it with pride and keep the legacy alive!

Collection Negro League Baseball Collection
Edition Open Edition
Medium Polyester
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