Negro Leagues Baseball satin jacket - blue
Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial satin jacket. This stylish lightweight jacket celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Negro Leagues Baseball. It's a perfect piece of memorabilia that will help you celebrate and honor the rich history of Negro Leagues Baseball. It has a satin-like feel with team names stitched on the sleeves. Perfect for those cool spring and fall evenings.
- cotton, acrylic, and polyester blend
- snap button closure
Baseball fans know the color line in organized baseball was broken in 1945 when Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. Few, however, any appreciation of the baseball culture which produced Jackie Robinson. Organized black baseball began with the founding of the Negro National League in 1920. The league expanded and eventually included the Eastern Colored, American Negro, East-West, Negro Southern and Negro American leagues.
Baseball behind the color barrier provided almost everything, and in some cases, more than was offered by Major League Baseball. There were World Series, East-West All-Star games, bitter rivalries, packed stadiums, great tales of courage, and most of all talented players. Negro League baseball ended in 1960 when the Negro American League concluded play.