We worked closely with World Series champion, Cy Young Award winner and one of the famed ‘Black Aces’, CC Sabathia to bring you this powerful collaboration. CC coordinated the program and acted as Creative Director. We partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Association, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and our partners at Jackie Robinson's family to make this collection come to life.
Proceeds from all sales will benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s efforts to preserve and celebrate the rich history of African American baseball and its significance in the social advancement of America at large. Furthermore, when legendary former players are featured in the collection, proceeds will also go directly to them or their estates.
For all that stands today, “Big Newk” was the original. He was a ground zero of firsts. He was the first pitcher to win Rookie of the Year. He was the first black pitcher to start a World Series game. The first pitcher to win the coveted Cy Young Award at all, and the first to be named the National League MVP in the same year. He was also the first black player to win 20 games in a season (1951), thus making him the first of the hallowed Black Aces.
Newcombe left his mark on baseball forever, but the biggest strike he delivered was to any antiquated notions of inequality. We continue our tribute to the legend himself with this new hoodie!
Specialty crackle ink, designed to wear off giving a vintage look and feel
Color of actual product may vary from photo
Our triblend fleece products undergo a vintage wash where any uneven surface or pilling may occur
Wash with cold water
Hang to dry
Model is 5'10"/155lbs and wearing size M
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Sale items can be exchanged for a different size in the same style only
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