Denver White Elephants T-Shirt
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Description: Our upgraded premium unisex heathered t-shirts fit like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves, side seams, and designed with superior combed and ring-spun cotton.
- Premium fabric
- Extra soft blend
- Sleeve print
- Side seams
- Unisex sizing
- Shoulder taping
- 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% poly, 32 single 4.2 oz.
- Item #: DWENLT
League: Independent Negro Leagues Team
History: The White Elephants are another example of how important Black entrepreneurship was to Negro Leagues baseball. Legendary musicians like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong could perform at Denver's prestigious Brown Palace Hotel, but they couldn't stay there as guests. Black businessman A.H.W. Ross put them up at his Rossonian Hotel, which was located in Denver's Five Points neighborhood. Ross also owned the White Elephants, who mainly played against white semi-pro teams (unlike professional white baseball, semi-pro ball generally did not have rules against the participation of Black players).