Kansas City Monarchs Vintage French Terry Sweatshirt
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Description: Cut from French terry fabric, these new heavy weight crewneck sweatshirts are soft and built to last. Finished with sewn felt lettering and made entirely in the USA.
- Made in the USA
- Red French terry cotton
- Sewn felt lettering
- Vintage cut
- Relaxed fit collar with traditional v notch
- Wide sleeve & waist ribbing
- Item #: KCMNC
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.
We recommend washing in a gentle cycle and laying flat to dry in order to preserve the felt work.