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Royals, Pirates pay homage with throwbacks

Royals, Pirates pay homage with throwbacks

Royals, Pirates pay homage with throwbacks
PITTSBURGH -- The Royals and the Pirates honored the Negro Leagues history on Saturday night by wearing replicas of vintage uniforms from that era's teams from their cities.

The Pirates wore uniforms of the Homestead Grays -- not the Pittsburgh Homestead Grays, because they were technically from Homestead, Pa., even though they mostly played in Pittsburgh. The Royals wore those of the Kansas City Monarchs.

The Monarchs operated in 1920-30 and 1937-62 and sent many players to the Major Leagues, including barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Ernie Banks and Elston Howard.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is located in Kansas City at 18th and Vine.

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