MEMPHIS CHICKS 1943
This is the cap that Pete Gray, the one armed outfielder, wore. He came up with the Chickasaws (that is their full nickname, just as the Metropolitans - the oldest nickname in baseball - is the Mets’). In 1943 and by 1944 Pete was the most valuable player in the Southern Association hitting .333, stealing 68 bases and leading the league’s outfielders in fielding percentage. The Chicks were a solid team of the old Southern Association finishing in the first division most of the time, and winning 9 pennants until in 1960 venerable Russwood park went up in flames after an Indians White Sox exhibition on Easter Sunday. Must have been an omen. The league shut down the following year. Navy Wool Body, Navy Firm 3 ” Visor, White Embroidered Logo, Leather Sweat Band.