Kansas City Monarchs 1945 Home Jersey
History: Jackie Robinson played his only year in the Negro leagues with black baseball's most storied team. Pitching greats Satchel Paige and Hilton Smith were teammates. On April 16 Jackie had a tryout with the Boston Red Sox, along with fellow Negro leaguers Sam Jethroe and Marvin Williams. Manager Joe Cronin did not appear interested in the proceedings, and neither Robinson nor the other players ever heard from the Red Sox again, leading Robinson to believe the tryout was a charade (the Red Sox would end up being the last MLB team to integrate). On August 28th, 1945 Jackie had his fateful meeting with the Dodgers managing partner Branch Rickey, and the rest is history.
- Made in the USA
- Negro American League
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1945 by the Kansas City Monarchs
- Authentic white wool flannel
- Felt #5 on back (Jackie Robinson)
- Item #: KCM45H
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First rate quality: sturdy construction and tailoring; smashin' detail and vibrant pallet. Selected the 1945 K.C. Monarch No.5 "Jackie Robinson" along with a 1954 Santurce Cangrejeros No.21 "Roberto Clemente". THAT shirt features an accurately detailed "los cangrejos" arrangement across the front - pure deid brilliant. In all, exceptionally well done and I've already purchased another - 1952 Indianapolis Clowns No.5 "Henry Aaron". Can'nae wait.