Kansas City Monarchs Clubhouse Shirt
Description: Soft, classic and ready to wear. We’ve printed our favorite historic teams on this tri-blend fabric to make the perfect Clubhouse shirt. Made in the USA!
- 100% 5.3oz cotton
- Imported. Printed in the USA
- Item #: KCMCH
League: Negro American League
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.
I purchased this for my partner as a Christmas gift. She loved it — the fit, the colours, and, as usual, the design and quality. It's of some sentimental value, too — we're not from Kansas City, but our initials are in the <3 (please don't ****). I ordered well ahead of time, but the package (incl several items) arrived relatively promptly even in spite of a postal strike that was going on in our country. I am a huge EFF fan and remain a loyal customer. Lovely stuff once again, Ebbets gang.
My Monarchs Clubhouse Shirt looks and feels great. I love repping the best ***** League team in style!