Sunday, March 7, 2010

Royals In Monarchs Duds: June 25, 2006

Mark Redman

For the 2006 Salute to the Negro Leagues game at Kauffmann Stadium, the Royals wore 1949 style Monarchs uniforms.

2006 Doug Mientkiewicz game-used uniform

David DeJesus

1949 Monarchs

Jazz great Lionel Hampton in Monarchs uniform, circa 1949

Earl Taborn, circa 1949

Frank Barnes, circa 1949

Buck O'Neil 2004 Topps Fan Favorites card. Colorized picture circa 1949.

They faced the Brewers, who paid tribute to the 1923 Milwaukee Bears. The Bears played less than one complete season in the Negro National League. They were managed by Hall-of-Famer Pete Hill.

Chris Barnwell leaps over Doug Mientkiewicz

The Royals shutout the Brewers 6-0 on the strength of 7 innings from Mark Redman and a 3-for-3, 3 RBI game from Doug Mientkiewicz. Head to this link and click on the "
Mientkiewicz goes 3-for-3" video to see the unis in action.

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