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Ball Caps of the 20th Century - Negro Leagues - NY BLACK YANKEES 1950

When Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers and Luke Easter the Indians, Negro League baseball was doomed. Yet some of the more popular teams ended up the way they began, by barnstorming. After closing down with the Negro National League in Rochester at the end of 1948, the Black Yankees travelled the country playing local teams and other remnants of the NNL still playing in the Negro American League: the Indianapolis Clowns with King Tut and the Kansas City Monarchs, etc. These games were as much for show as competition. Uniforms were sometime outrageous, but the 1950 Black Yankees cap here is a fine example of the alternate colored front cap with the squarer crown of the early 50s, a style that later became exceedingly popular in plastic as trucker caps. All Wool Cap, Navy Back and Gray Front, 3 Firm Visor, Navy Embroidered Logo.

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