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Ball Caps of the 20th Century - Negro Leagues - ST. LOUIS STARS 1939

The Stars were the direct successor of the St. Louis 1921 Giants. Having lost Hall of Fame center fielder Oscar Charleston in the transition, they waned until new player-manager Candy Jim Taylor, a 37-year-old third baseman put together one of the most impressive assemblages of talent in Negro league history, including Cool Papa Bell, Mule Suttles, and all-time Negro league home run king From Willie Wells. From 1928 to 1931 they won three pennants in four years until the Negro National League disbanded. Our cap is from the last Stars team of 1939, a rather undistinguished lot who were playing in New Orleans the next year and eventually in Harrisburg, PA, but still with St. Louis hyphenated into their name. Navy Round Crown, Red Eyelets, Button and 3 Firm Visor, Lovely White Felt Logo.

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