Washington Homestead Grays 1944 Home Jersey
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History: After spending most of their history in the Pittsburgh area, the 1940s saw the famed Negro League ballclub play home games in Washington, D.C., at Griffith Park, where they often out-drew the lowly Senators. Led by aging star outfielder Cool Papa Bell (#18), the Grays won back-to-back Negro World Series titles in 1943 and 1945.
- Made in the USA
- Negro National League
- Authentic reproduction of the jersey worn in 1944 by the Washington Homestead Grays
- Authentic white pinstripe wool flannel
- Stars and Stripes patch on left sleeve
- W on sleeve signifying Washington
- Felt #18 on back (Cool Papa Bell)
- Item #: WHG44H
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I’m enjoying my Josh Gibson Grays Jersey and Fitted Grays Hat Great fit but because it’s wool, it’s a little warm but worth it, to me. Several people have asked where I got them so I send them your way. Maybe a gift card in my future Great Jersey, I will be purchasing more in the future!
I purchased one several years ago and always get compliments wherever I wear it. Very high quality for all materials. Got to educate some of the younger crowed at a Nationals-Cubs game in Wrigley a few years ago about a team who also played in Washington, D.C.