Photo Gallery: Pirates – Royals in Negro Leagues Unis

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Pittsburgh Pirates Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals honoured the Negro Leagues last night by wearing the uniforms of the Homestead Grays and Kansas City Monarchs.

Per usual the uniforms looked great when players were on defence (except for the Royals wearing their standard blue shoes with last night’s red-and-grey uniform); both teams wore the high socks, no MLB logos or manufacturers logos were to be found on either jersey or cap.

Kansas City Monarchs vs Homestead Grays (Royals-Pirates) 2012

Both teams wore their standard helmets during the game

Both teams wore their standard helmets when at the plate, making the Royals look extra silly – blue helmets, red-and-grey uniforms, blue shoes – call it their New York Football Giants tribute.

Before we get to the gallery, some comparisons of the tribute uniforms next to their originals with some fancy black-and-white filters thrown in for fun:

Kansas City Royals - Monarchs Uniforms Compare, 2012

Comparing the original Monarchs uniforms with the ones the Royals wore last night

Homestead Grays - Pittsburgh Pirates Uniform Compare 2012

Comparing the Homestead Grays and the Pirates' Grays tribute uniforms

Some more photos from the game last night, click any image to view a larger version:

 

Pittsburgh Pirates Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Kansas City Royals Monarchs Negro Leagues Uniform 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Kansas City Royals Monarchs Negro Leagues Uniform 2012

Kansas City Royals Monarchs Negro Leagues Uniform 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Kansas City Royals Monarchs Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Kansas City Royals Monarchs Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Kansas City Royals Monarchs Homestead Grays Negro Leagues Uniforms 2012

Kansas City Royals Monarchs Negro League Uniforms 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Homestead Grays Negro League Uniform 2012

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  • ingmar66

    Fantastic uniforms, but the Royals should have thought about black shoes and red batting helmets.

  • 11 in ’11

    Is there a Negro League Section on your site? If not, would be a great addition.

    • Matt

      Great idea! That would be awesome.