Saturday, July 1, 2017

Negro League Throwback Uniforms: Leland Giants vs. Homestead Grays

Earlier I wrote about the uniforms the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates were wearing on June 9 of this year. They definitely weren't the usual Cubs or Pirates ones.

From the June 10, 2017, Chicago Tribune.

The teams wearing the jerseys was part of the Pittsburgh Pirates annual Negro Leagues Heritage Game at PNC Park.

The Cubs were wearing the jerseys of the Leland Giants, one of the top Negro leagues teams in the Midwest in the early 1900s.

The Pirates were wearing the uniforms of the Homestead Grays who were from Pittsburgh.

The Pirates definitely had the better looking uniforms.  But I was pulling for the Cubs anyway.

Go Leland!!  --Cooter

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