Roosevelt Stadium Crewneck Sweatshirt
History: Roosevelt Stadium was built as a WPA project in 1936, and is most remembered as the place where Jackie Robinson of the Montreal Royals broke baseball's color barrier by debuting for the Montreal Royals on April 15, 1946 in a game against the Jersey City Giants. The park was also used by the Brooklyn Dodgers for several home games during their last two seasons when Walter O'Malley was determined to show that he was serious about the Dodgers' desire to leave Ebbets Field. In 1960 Roosevealt Stadium was once again home to minor league ball when the Sugar Kings were hastily transferred out of Havana by the International League after tensions between the U.S. and Fidel Castro's government heated up. The Sugar Kings were re-christened the "Jerseys", with new nickname quickly sewn over "Sugar Kings" on the team's uniforms. In the 1970s Roosevelt became a concert mecca, with shoes by the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and other performers. The Jersey City A's of the Eastern League were the last baseball tenants, in 1978.
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