Over the past 3 Thursdays I have shown off some of the biggest and most popular names in the former Negro Leagues. Those names include Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Cool Papa Bell.
As we celebrate Black History Month on this final day of February I want to take a look at a few more of the former stars of the Pittsburgh Crawfords.
I have shown a bunch of cards on this blog featuring the purplish pinstripe worn by the Crawfords and tributed by the Pirates over the past few seasons.
Topps purchased these pinstripe Crawfords Jerseys the Pirates wore and used them for multiple product releases over the past few years, most notably in Triple Threads.
The Pittsburgh Crawfords had a really cool design with their uniforms. It featured a red hat and piping with purple pinstripes. I am not sure where the idea came to use that combination, but it worked.
In addition to Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell playing for the Crawfords they had a rock of a third baseman in the name of William "Judy" Johnson.