Birmingham Black Barons 1948 Road Jersey
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History: In 1948, the Black Barons featured a precocious teenage outfielder named Willie Mays, who had already made a name for himself as a multi-sport star at Fairfield Industrial High School in nearby Fairfield, Alabama. Mays played for the Chattanooga Choo-Choos during the 1947 season but opted to play closer to home in Birmingham for the 1948 season, and helped the Black Barons defeat the mighty Kansas City Monarchs to claim the 1948 Negro American League pennant.
- Made in the USA
- Negro American League
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1948 by the Birmingham Black Barons
- Authentic gray wool flannel
- Worn by Willie Mays (#8) in his first year of professional baseball
- Item #: BBB48R
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Honestly, the quality of the jersey speaks for itself. It's authentic; it's durable; it's historic. I love it.
Willie Mays was my favorite player;this jersey fits and looks great.Just wish there was a "home" Black Barons 1948 jersey to match this one....