Brooklyn Royal Giants French Terry Script Hooded Sweatshirt
Description: This is quite simply the best sweatshirt you can buy: cozy French terry with felt patches.
- French terry sweatshirt
- Royal blue heavyweight 100% cotton
- Felt "BROOKLYN" lettering on chest
- Team patch sewn on left sleeve
- Ribbed side panels
- Raglan sleeves
- 1/2" flat drawcord with brass aglets
- Front pouch pocket
- Machine wash cold inside out; hang dry
- Item #: BRGHS
League: Eastern Colored League
History: Although Rube Foster's Negro National League in 1920 is generally considered the first organized Black league, an earlier attempt was made with the oddly-named National Association of Colored Baseball Clubs of the United States and Cuba, of which the Royal Giants were a charter member in 1907. The Royal Giants won the title of the four-team league in 1908 and 1909. After the league folded in 1910, the team (named after Brooklyn's Royal Cafe) reverted to an independent schedule before joining the Eastern Colored League in 1923. Home games were played at Dexter Park, home field of the Brooklyn Bushwicks.