On This Date In History: The Debut of Mr. Cub

On September 17, 1953, Ernie Banks became the first black player to appear in a Cubs game. In his debut, the Cubs faced the Phillies and Banks went one for three and committed one error.  His debut was no indication of things to come.

Banks would go on to play for the Cubs from 1953 - 71.  "Mr. Cub" won the MVP Award twice (1958 & 59) and ended his career with 512 home runs.  These accomplishments are even more impressive when you realize that he did this while playing for a team that only had 6 winning seasons in his 19 years there.  It didn't seem to bother Ernie.

"People say I was never with a winner, but what is a winner?  I was indeed with a winner because I made lifetime friends on my ball club.  I won every time I stepped on to the grass at Wrigley Field because I had such a wonderful relationship with the Cubs players, the fans and all the people of Chicago, the greatest people in the world.  Not on a winner?  I was on a winner all my life."

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"On Second Thought...

...maybe we shouldn't take the kids to the Phillies game."

September 16, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Hammerin' Hank Returns

We are beyond excited that we are finally able to announce the return of Hank Aaron's 1974 Braves jersey.  It's been gone for way too long and we are so glad to have it back.  No baseball jersey collection is complete without this classic piece of baseball history. 

September 16, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (2) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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We See You...

What a win by the Patriots last night, and what a hat worn by Randy Moss in his post game press conference.  That's our Patriots Throwback Logo Fitted Hat in case you're wondering.

September 15, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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October 26, 1984 Enough Said

Available now at the NBA Store and NBAStore.com

September 14, 2009 | E-mail | Comments (1) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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