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1949 Baltimore Elite Giants Fitted Cap by EBBETS FIELD

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The Baltimore Elite Giants were founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1920. The team had brief stints in Cleveland, Columbus, and Washington before finally settling down in Baltimore in 1938. After the Negro National League shuttered for business, the Elite Giants transitioned to the Negro American League in 1949. The Elite Giants’ biggest star was Roy Campanella, who joined the team in 1937. Campanella’s father was Sicilian, but because his mother was African-American, the catcher was barred from the major leagues until the color line was broken. The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Campy to a contract in 1946, and even though Jackie Robinson was signed first, Campanella and his teammate Don Newcombe became the first African-Americans to play in organized baseball, as members of the New England League’s Nashua Dodgers. This is Ebbet's Field Flannels first Elite Giants cap. Catch this online in a full-size range at www.ebbets.com

1949 Baltimore Elite Giants Fitted Cap by EBBETS FIELD

1949 Baltimore Elite Giants Fitted Cap by EBBETS FIELD

 

 

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