NY BLACK YANKEES 1936
Founded in Harlem in 1932 by underworld financier James "Soldier Boy" Semler and dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the NY Black Yankees were the direct descendant of the Lincoln Giants and Harlem Stars. They joined the Negro National League in 1936, the year of this cap, and until 1948 were one premier teams, mostly because of their location in New York. And while such greats as Satchel Paige, Double Duty Radcliffe and Bob Clark dotted their lineup, rather than dominating their league, they were the doormats, usually finishing in the cellar and never higher than fifth in a six team league and ending their run in Rochester, NY in 1948. All Navy Wool Cap, Medium Firm Visor, White Felt Letters.