The Brooklyn Eagles, owned by Abe and Effa Manley, and entirely run by Effa, played just one season in the Negro National League, at Ebbets Field in 1935. In spring training at Jacksonville, Florida, the Eagles impressed everyone, and pennants were openly spoken of. Thumping Newark 11 to 6 and 10 to 1 in an opening day doubleheader in New Jersey did little to dampen enthusiasm. The Eagles apparently had trouble finding good reserves, using 47 players over the course of the season.
In 1936 Abe Manley acquired ownership of the Newark Dodgers, and consolidated the two franchises into the Newark Eagles. The Eagles joined the Negro National League in 1936 and remained a highly competitive team until the league's demise in 1948. The highlight of the franchise's history was in 1946, when they won the Negro National League pennant and defeated the Kansas City Monarchs in a hard-fought 7-game World Series.
This is an authentic reproduction of the original 1961 Kansas City Katz ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is designed to replicate the original baseball caps and designed built to last a lifetime!
- Hand made in the USA
- Genuine navy wool broadcloth with white felt "NY"
- Standard visor with green satin under visor
- Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
- Satin taping with cotton sweatband
- Adjustable sizes come with a black leather strap and antiqued brass closure
League: Negro National League