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Ball Caps of the 20th Century - Negro Leagues - 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, 2 1/2" Firm Visor, White Felt Letters,Adjustables are Black Leather with Buckle.

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