Photos: Brewers, Nats Wear Negro League Jerseys

Written By:  •  Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Milwaukee Brewers held their 7th annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game last night while playing host to the NL East leading Washington Nationals.

The Brewers were honouring the 1923 Milwaukee Bears while the Nationals honoured the Homestead Grays, who played their final 11 seasons (1940-50) in Washington.

Milwaukee went all out in their uniforms even going with the matching helmets (Washington wore their standard 2012 road helmets), both teams did not feature a manufacturer’s logo on the jersey nor did either have the MLB silhouette above player numbers.

Unfortunately, since the Bears existed for only one season I am unable to find any photos of their uniforms to see just how accurate the Brewers re-production was.

Lots of photos of the Homestead Grays, so here’s a side-by-side at how Washington did:

Not too bad, not bad at all…

Some more shots from the game last night of both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals:

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  • Thomas

    I thought that Pittsburgh’s Negro team was called the Greys. I went to a Pirates game in 2007 and got a free Greys jersey.

  • Aaron

    @ Thomas,

    You’re thinking of the the Pittsburgh Crawfords. The Washington negro league team was called the Homestead Grays.

    • Kevin

      Homestead is a part of Pittsburgh. Both the Crawfords and Grays were essentially Pittsburgh teams.

      The Grays played a bunch of games in Washington in their final years so you have both the Pirates and Nationals claiming them.

  • ingmar66

    These uniforms look great, good job, Brewers and Nats!

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