Homestead Grays ’46 mini helmet
Year (s): 1946 Homestead Grays: During World War II the Grays played their home games at both Forbes Field (Pittsburgh) and Griffith Stadium (D.C.). The Grays traditionally outdrew their white counterparts, the cellar dwelling Washington Senators. Unheralded greats included Vic Harris, Jerry Benjamin, Howard Easterling, Luke Easter (Indians) and Sam Bankhead, the first black manager in Minor League baseball (1951). They played in the American Negro League in 1929, the Negro National League in 1930, 1933, 1935-1948 and the East-West League in 1932. This cap was worn in 1946.