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Marlins, Brewers to honor Negro Leagues

Marlins, Brewers to honor Negro Leagues

Marlins, Brewers to honor Negro Leagues

MILWAUKEE -- It will be a real throwback day for the Marlins on Saturday, as the club will sport uniforms from the 1956 Miami Marlins in a tribute to the Negro Leagues.

The Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers will each sport replica uniforms in their 7:10 p.m. ET game at Miller Park.

Miami's uniforms will feature a patch with the No. 29, the number worn by Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige.

The legendary Paige spent three seasons -- 1956-58 -- with the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins of the 1950s were a Triple-A team in the International League. They played at Marlins Stadium, which later became a Spring Training home of the Baltimore Orioles.

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

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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