Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Homestead Grays Custom Fitted Cap
The Homestead Grays were a professional baseball team that played in the Negro Leagues in the United States. The team was formed in 1912 by Cumberland Posey, and would remain in continuous operation for 38 seasons. The team was based in Homestead, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
The Grays grew out of an earlier industrial team. In 1900, a group of African-American players had joined together to form the Germantown (PA) "Blue Ribbons," an industrial league team. For ten years, the Blue Ribbons fielded a team every season and played some of the best sandlot teams in the area. In 1910, the managers of the team retired. The players reorganized the team and named themselves the "Murdock Grays." In 1912, they became the "Homestead Grays," the name they retained for the remainder of the franchise's history.
Logo is hand cut and sewn felt and is based on the font used on the teams 1935 jersey. Classic.