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Sunday, September 26, 2010
The other Major Leagues
Today's fitted is one from a different era in baseball and our country. An era when our nation faced segregation and racism. The Kansas City Monarchs were a Negro League Baseball team in Kansas City, Missouri spanning two stints. First from 1920-1931 and then again from 1937-1961. They also had 2 separate stints as independent league teams until their disbandment in 1965. The Monarchs were one of the most successful franchises in the Negro Leagues and were most known for one very famous alumni. Satchel Paige was one of the most famous Monarchs and helped them win the Negro League World Series in 1942. I picked up this fitted in Cooperstown, New York at Mickey's Place which sells baseball memorabilia and has almost anything baseball you could ask for. The fitted has a white crown, a red brim, green under brim (keeping it old school), red piping along panels and seams, with a red K and a red C outlined in blue.