Negro Leagues Baseball Commemorative Jersey

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  • Officially Licensed Product
  • Crafted with of cotton
  • Created to honor and pay tribute to the Negro Baseball League teams and players
  • Black, White and Red
  • Hand was cold. Hang dry. Do not bleach. Cool iron.
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Step onto the field in reverence to the historic legacy of the Negro Leagues with our officially licensed commemorative baseball jersey. Crafted in timeless black with striking red and white accents, this jersey pays homage to the enduring spirit and remarkable achievements of the Negro League teams and players. The front proudly displays "Negro Leagues" in impeccable embroidery, while the sleeves feature meticulously embroidered logos representing the league. On the back, you'll find the year 1920 featured prominently at the top, the phrase "Discover Greatness" featured at the bottom, and a patch for 26 Negro League teams, honoring their invaluable contributions to the history of baseball.

1920 is a significant year in the history of Negro League Baseball. It marked a pivotal moment when Andrew "Rube" Foster, alongside his fellow team owners, established the Negro National League, signifying a crucial turning point in the sport. This milestone laid the foundation for an organized league structure specifically for African American baseball teams. It offered these teams a platform to not only exhibit their skills but also to compete professionally. The establishment of the Negro National League in 1920 played a vital role in structuring Black baseball formally, while also nurturing a sense of solidarity and community within the African American baseball realm.

The phrase "Discover Greatness" is associated with Negro League Baseball because the league became a stage for extraordinary talent and resilience, allowing players to overcome systemic barriers and showcase their exceptional skills on the diamond. Despite facing significant challenges and segregation, the players of the Negro Leagues demonstrated unparalleled greatness, both on and off the field, leaving a lasting legacy of determination, skill, and perseverance that continues to inspire and captivate audiences to this day.

The patches on the back of the jersey represent the following teams:

New York Black Yankees: Operated in New York City, Paterson, New Jersey, and Rochester, New York from 1931 to 1948. Founded by Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Famous players include Satchel Paige and James "Red" Moore. Remembered for their distinctive black and gray pinstriped uniforms.

Detroit Stars: Operated in Detroit, Michigan. Primarily operated from 1919 to 1937. Founded by Tenny Blount. Notable players include Pete Hill and Turkey Stearnes. Remembered for winning the first half of the 1920 Negro National League season.

Homestead Grays: Operated in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Their years of operation spanned from 1912 to 1950. Most celebrated owner was Cum Posey. Famous players include Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard. Remembered for their dominance in the Negro leagues and winning multiple championships.

Atlanta Black Crackers: Operated in Atlanta, Georgia. Primarily operated from 1919 to 1952. Founded by H.P. Kennedy. Notable players include Bill Pierce and George Giles. Remembered for their resilience in the face of racial discrimination and financial challenges.

Cleveland Buckeyes: Operated in Cleveland, Ohio. Operated from 1942 to 1950. Founded by Ernest Wright. Famous players include Quincy Trouppe and Sam Jethroe. Remembered for winning the Negro American League pennant in 1945.

Baltimore Black Sox: Operated in Baltimore, Maryland. Operated from 1916 to the 1930s. Founded by John Connors and Henry Bridgewater. Notable players include John Beckwith and Jud Wilson. Remembered for being a powerhouse team in the east and their rivalry with the Homestead Grays.

Philadelphia Stars: Operated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Operated from 1933 to 1952. Founded by Ed Bolden. Famous players include Biz Mackey and Dick "Cannonball" Redding. Remembered for their competitive spirit and strong fan base.

Pittsburgh Crawfords: Operated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Primarily operated from 1929 to 1938. Founded by Gus Greenlee. Notable players include Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. Remembered for their star-studded lineup and impressive win record.

Brooklyn Royal Giants: Operated in Brooklyn, New York. Operated from 1905 to 1942. Founded by Nat Strong. Famous players include Chino Smith and Bill Pettus. Remembered for their role in advancing the integration of baseball.

New York Cubans: Operated in New York City. Operated from 1935 to 1950. Founded by Alex Pompez. Notable players include Martín Dihigo and Minnie Miñoso. Remembered for their international talent and contributions to Latin American baseball.

Baltimore Elite Giants: Operated in Baltimore, Maryland. Primarily operated from 1938 to 1950. Founded by Tom Wilson and Bill Wright. Famous players include Roy Campanella and Joe Black. Remembered for their aggressive style of play and remarkable pitching staff.

Birmingham Black Barons: Operated in Birmingham, Alabama. Operated from 1920 to 1960. Founded by R.T. Jackson. Notable players include Willie Mays and Bill Greason. Remembered for their resilience in the face of segregation and producing legendary players.

Hilldale Giants: Operated in Darby, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Operated from 1910 to 1932. Founded by Ed Bolden. Famous players include Judy Johnson and Biz Mackey. Remembered for their consistent competitiveness and strong leadership.

Newark Eagles: Operated in Newark, New Jersey. Operated from 1936 to 1948. Founded by Effa Manley and Abe Manley. Notable players include Monte Irvin and Leon Day. Remembered for their 1946 Negro League World Series victory and the pioneering ownership of Effa Manley.

Indianapolis Clowns: Operated in Indianapolis, Indiana. Operated from 1930 to 1989. Founded by Syd Pollock and Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Famous players include Toni Stone and Hank Aaron. Remembered for integrating women into their roster and providing entertainment alongside the competition.

KC Monarchs: Operated in Kansas City, Missouri. Operated from 1920 to 1965. Founded by J.L. Wilkinson. Notable players include Bullet Rogan and Willard Brown. Remembered for their success on the field and their significant role in the integration of Major League Baseball.

Chicago American Giants: Operated in Chicago, Illinois from 1910 to 1956. Founded and managed by Andrew "Rube" Foster. Notable players include Oscar Charleston and Willie Foster. Remembered for being one of the most dominant teams in the Negro leagues during the early to mid-1900s.

Memphis Red Sox: Operated in Memphis, Tennessee. Primarily operated from 1923 to 1950. Founded by J.B. Martin. Famous players include Turkey Stearnes and Double Duty Radcliffe. Remembered for their resilience and strong presence in the Negro leagues.

Detroit Wolves: Operated in Detroit, Michigan. Operated in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Founded by Ted Rasberry. Notable players include Andy Cooper and Frank Wickware. Remembered for their brief but impactful presence in the Negro leagues.

Jacksonville Red Caps: Operated in Jacksonville, Florida. Operated from 1938 to 1942. Founded by Abraham Lincoln "Abe" Saperstein. Famous players include Sam Bankhead and Pat Patterson. Remembered for their role in providing opportunities for African American baseball players during a challenging era.

St. Louis Stars: Operated in St. Louis, Missouri. Operated from 1922 to 1931. Founded by John Simpson. Notable players include Mule Suttles and Cool Papa Bell. Remembered for their competitive spirit and contribution to the rich history of baseball in St. Louis.

Washington D.C. Pilots: Operated in Washington, D.C. Operated in the late 1920s. Founded by Nelson Rickert. Famous players include Jud Wilson and Eddie Ainsmith. Remembered for their brief but notable presence in the Negro leagues.

Washington DC Black Senators: Operated in Washington, D.C. Operated from 1919 to 1927. Founded by Tom Wilson. Notable players include Judy Johnson and George Carr. Remembered for their pioneering role in the early years of the Negro leagues.

Louisville Black Caps: Operated in Louisville, Kentucky. Operated in the late 1920s. Founded by Ballard "Baby" Johnson. Famous players include Chino Smith and Dicta Johnson. Remembered for their contributions to the local baseball scene and the Negro leagues.

New Orleans Black Pelicans: Operated in New Orleans, Louisiana. Operated in the early 1900s. Founded by Louis Santa Cruz. Notable players include Pete Hill and Oliver Marcelle. Remembered for their impact on the local baseball community and the development of African American baseball talent in New Orleans.

Cuban X-Giants: Operated in Havana, Cuba and New York City. Operated in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Founded by Nat Strong. Famous players include Sol White and Grant "Home Run" Johnson. Remembered for their pioneering efforts in integrating Cuban and American baseball and their role in the early development of the Negro leagues.

This premium jersey is constructed from 100% cotton, ensuring comfort and durability on and off the diamond. When it comes to caring for your cherished piece, simply hand wash cold, hang dry, and avoid bleaching. For a pristine look, a cool iron will maintain the impeccable appearance of the embroidery.

Embrace the legacy, celebrate the resilience, and honor the greatness of the Negro Leagues with this meticulously crafted commemorative baseball jersey.

Edition Open Edition
Medium Cotton
SKU NJER8COM-BLK
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***** League Baseball Jersey

Wonderful piece of history. Quality material. Love all the patches.

05/13/2024

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