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Category: Negro Leagues

Royals, Cards Wear Excellent Negro Leagues Throwbacks

For most photos, click to enlarge When the truncated MLB season got under way in late July, many of the uni-based promotions that had been on the original schedule (throwbacks, …

Graig Kreindler Invites You To The Show

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Weekend readers are (or should be) very familiar with the tremendous artwork of artist Graig Kreindler (who I’ve featured several times in lede articles, and …

What if…The Negro Leagues Never Folded?

By Phil Hecken, with Thomas Juettner Follow @PhilHecken A couple months ago reader Tom Juettner approached me with an idea for an article in which rather than folding after integration …

Royals, Twins Wear Negro Leagues Throwbacks

For all photos, click to enlarge The Royals held their annual Negro Leagues throwback promotion yesterday, dressing up as the Kansas City Monarchs while the visiting Twins dressed up as …

Did The Bears New Jersey Just Leak?

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken I’d originally planned to lede with the Pirates (playing as the Negro League Crawfords) vs. the Brewers (playing as the NLB Bears), and even had …

Meet Tim Godden: Illustrator of Baseball Stars

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Uni Watch readers know I will sometimes feature the art and artistry of folks with whom I interact via the Twitter, and today is another …

Let There Be Light(s)

By Phil Hecken, with Ronnie Bolton Follow @PhilHecken Night baseball, made possible by the addition of floodlights to a stadium’s roof, is not a new phenomenon — in fact the …

Ranking The Top 10 Negro League Uniforms

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken A little over a year ago, I prepared a list of my “Top 10” best uniforms for Negro League teams for my friend Rob Brown …

Ten For The Museum: Graig Kreindler Returns

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still …

Remembering The Mid-Summer Classic’s Classic Past

By Phil Hecken, with Ron Bolton Follow @PhilHecken This Tuesday, in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the played. It’s the 89th …