Now Commenting On:

Marlins to wear 1956 Miami Marlins uniforms in Negro League tribute game


MILWAUKEE – The Miami Marlins will wear reproductions of uniforms from the 1956 Miami Marlins tomorrow, July 20, at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers, who are hosting a Negro Leagues Tribute.

The 1956 Miami Marlins, who played their home games at Miami Stadium, were a triple-A team in the International League. The Marlins’ uniforms tomorrow will feature a patch with the #29, the number worn by Hall-of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige during his three-year stint, from 1956-58, with the Marlins near the end of his career.

The Brewers will wear reproductions of uniforms worn by the 1923 Milwaukee Bears, from the Negro National League.

Paige was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, becoming the first player to be inducted based upon his Negro League career. He played in the Negro Leagues from 1926-1947, including nine seasons with the Kansas City Monarchs, leading the Monarchs to the Negro League World Series Championship in 1942. In 1948, Paige became the Majors oldest rookie and the first black pitcher in the American League, pitching for the Cleveland Indians at age 42. Later that year, Paige also became the first black pitcher to pitch in the World Series. During his Major League career, Paige pitched for Cleveland (1948-49) and St. Louis-AL (1951-53), making the All-Star team in 1952 and 1953. He also made a one-game appearance with the Kansas City A’s in 1965.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español