Indianapolis ABC's Uniform - Unisex T-Shirt | Officially Licensed - NLBM

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Indianapolis ABC's Uniform - Unisex T-Shirt

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This was previously a franchise of lesser distinction, but owner Thomas Bowser and manager C.I. Taylor stocked the team with players of major league caliber in 1914, and it immediately became one of the best teams in black baseball. An intense rivalry developed between Taylor and Rube Foster, the two managers acknowledged as the best in black baseball. After losing a hard fought championship series to Foster's Chicago American Giants in 1915, the ABCs overcame a division within the management between Bowser and Taylor to defeat the Chicago American Giants for the western championship in 1916.

A schism had developed between Bowser and Taylor following the 1915 season, and at the beginning of the 1916 season there were two ABC teams, with Bowser leading one and Taylor the other. Eventually Taylor's aggregation retained the quality players who formed the nucleus of his championship squad, and Bowser's team melded into obscurity. Under Taylor's leadership the ABCs became charter members of the Negro National League and fielded a team each year from 1920 to 1926. After Taylor's death in 1922, his wife tried to run the team with C.I.'s brother Ben at the helm, but wholesale defection of players to the new Eastern Colored League and a misunderstanding that led Ben also to take a managerial position in the East led to financial difficulties for Mrs. Taylor, and the team was disbanded.

In later years, a different franchise under new ownership but bearing the same name entered into league play in 1931-33, and again in 1938-1939 in the Negro American League. Each of the teams from the Depression years of the 1930s who bore the once proud ABCs name were characterized by instability and confusion. About the only commonality between the 1931 and 1932 teams was the manager, Candy Jim Taylor (another of the famous Taylor brothers). The players were different and they played in different leagues, with the former team in the Negro National League and the latter in the Negro Southern League.

In 1933 the team started in Indianapolis but very early in the spring moved to Detroit and played as the Stars. In the last effort to bring an ABCs team back to Indianapolis, the 1938 ABCs franchise shifted operations to the Midwest and played as the St. Louis Stars in 1939-40, while the Atlanta Black Crackers of 1938 moved into Indianapolis and played under the ABCs banner for a short time in 1939.

Source: James A. Riley, The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Officially Licensed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Mo.

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RETURN & REFUND POLICY

Cancellations are not accepted after shipment. No returns accepted without prior authorization. Claims must be made within 10 days of receipt of merchandise. Authorized returns must be returned in original packaging with all tags and unworn. We cannot take responsibility for returned items that are lost - so please return by a trackable method.

All packages must be pre-paid - COD's are not accepted. Shipping fees are non refundable.

Shipping & Returns

SHIPPING

Items will be shipped in 12-14 business days by USPS

RETURN & REFUND POLICY

Cancellations are not accepted after shipment. No returns accepted without prior authorization. Claims must be made within 10 days of receipt of merchandise. Authorized returns must be returned in original packaging with all tags and unworn. We cannot take responsibility for returned items that are lost - so please return by a trackable method.

All packages must be pre-paid - COD's are not accepted. Shipping fees are non refundable.

Product Details

T-SHIRTS

Unisex - flattering for both men and women. 

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, and 4x

4.2 oz

100% combed and ring-spun cotton. (Solid Colors)

90% Cotton / 10% Polyester (Athletic Heather & Athletic Black)

52% Cotton / 48% Polyester. (Heather)

Pre-Shrunk

Triblend - unisex cut is flattering for both men and women. 

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, and 4x

4.2 oz

TriBlend - 50% polyester, 25% combed ring-spun cotton, 25% rayon

Women’s - soft fabric with a relaxed fit

Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X

50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon. (Triblend)

Fabric weight: 3.4 oz.

Form fitting

Youth - A lightweight youth tee, made of 100% cotton, except for heather colors, which contain polyester.

100% ring-spun cotton

Pre-shrunkFabric weight 4.5 oz

Relaxed Unisex Fit

Infant and Toddler T-Shirt with soft ring-spun cotton.

100% combed and ring-spun cotton

Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester

Fabric weight: 4.2 oz 

Relaxed fit

Onesie - Nothing matters more to a baby than comfort, and that's why this baby one piece is the right choice for any active baby. The enveloped neckline and three snap leg closure makes it perfect for everyday use.

100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester

Fabric weight: 3.9 oz

Envelope neckline

Three snap leg closureSide-seamed

3/4 Baseball Sleeve - Available in Baseball Sleeve Adult S, M, L, XL, and 2X.

4.5 oz.

100% ring-spun cotton

Pre-washed

Unisex

Long Sleeve T-Shirts - Available in T-Shirt Adult S, M, L, XL, and 2X

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X and 4x

4.2 oz

100% combed and ring-spun cotton (solid colors)

90% cotton / 10% polyester (athletic heather & athletic black)

52% cotton, 48% polyester (heather)

Tank - This racerback tank is soft with a loose, flowy fit.

65% polyester/35% viscose

A-line body

Relaxed, drapey fit

Fabric weight: 3.7 oz

Sweatshirts

Hoodies - Available in Unisex Sweatshirt Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X.

65% ring-spun cotton, 35% polyester

Carbon Grey 55% ring-spun cotton, 45% polyester

Fabric weight: 8.5 oz

Front pouch pocket

Crewneck - Available in Unisex Fleece Pullover Sweatshirt Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X.

65% ring-spun cotton, 35% polyester

Carbon Grey 55% ring-spun cotton, 45% polyester

Fabric weight: 8.5 oz

Front pouch pocket

Mugs

Ceramic

Available in 11oz (325ml)

Dishwasher and microwave safe

Made in China. Printed in the USA and Europe

Totes - Combine eco-friendliness and comfort with your personal style on this spacious organic twill tote bag. The sturdy fabric, dual straps, and flat bottom make sure this tote can fit a whole lot of groceries, books, and other essentials.

100% certified organic cotton

Fabric weight: 8 oz

Dimensions: 20” x 14” x 5”

Product Details

T-SHIRTS

Unisex - flattering for both men and women. 

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, and 4x

4.2 oz

100% combed and ring-spun cotton. (Solid Colors)

90% Cotton / 10% Polyester (Athletic Heather & Athletic Black)

52% Cotton / 48% Polyester. (Heather)

Pre-Shrunk

Triblend - unisex cut is flattering for both men and women. 

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, and 4x

4.2 oz

TriBlend - 50% polyester, 25% combed ring-spun cotton, 25% rayon

Women’s - soft fabric with a relaxed fit

Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X

50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon. (Triblend)

Fabric weight: 3.4 oz.

Form fitting

Youth - A lightweight youth tee, made of 100% cotton, except for heather colors, which contain polyester.

100% ring-spun cotton

Pre-shrunkFabric weight 4.5 oz

Relaxed Unisex Fit

Infant and Toddler T-Shirt with soft ring-spun cotton.

100% combed and ring-spun cotton

Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester

Fabric weight: 4.2 oz 

Relaxed fit

Onesie - Nothing matters more to a baby than comfort, and that's why this baby one piece is the right choice for any active baby. The enveloped neckline and three snap leg closure makes it perfect for everyday use.

100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester

Fabric weight: 3.9 oz

Envelope neckline

Three snap leg closureSide-seamed

3/4 Baseball Sleeve - Available in Baseball Sleeve Adult S, M, L, XL, and 2X.

4.5 oz.

100% ring-spun cotton

Pre-washed

Unisex

Long Sleeve T-Shirts - Available in T-Shirt Adult S, M, L, XL, and 2X

Adult S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X and 4x

4.2 oz

100% combed and ring-spun cotton (solid colors)

90% cotton / 10% polyester (athletic heather & athletic black)

52% cotton, 48% polyester (heather)

Tank - This racerback tank is soft with a loose, flowy fit.

65% polyester/35% viscose

A-line body

Relaxed, drapey fit

Fabric weight: 3.7 oz

Sweatshirts

Hoodies - Available in Unisex Sweatshirt Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X.

65% ring-spun cotton, 35% polyester

Carbon Grey 55% ring-spun cotton, 45% polyester

Fabric weight: 8.5 oz

Front pouch pocket

Crewneck - Available in Unisex Fleece Pullover Sweatshirt Adult S, M, L, XL and 2X.

65% ring-spun cotton, 35% polyester

Carbon Grey 55% ring-spun cotton, 45% polyester

Fabric weight: 8.5 oz

Front pouch pocket

Mugs

Ceramic

Available in 11oz (325ml)

Dishwasher and microwave safe

Made in China. Printed in the USA and Europe

Totes - Combine eco-friendliness and comfort with your personal style on this spacious organic twill tote bag. The sturdy fabric, dual straps, and flat bottom make sure this tote can fit a whole lot of groceries, books, and other essentials.

100% certified organic cotton

Fabric weight: 8 oz

Dimensions: 20” x 14” x 5”

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