New York Black Yankees ’35 mini helmet
Year (s): 1935 New York Black Yankees: Co-owned by financier James “Soldier Boy” Semeler and famed toe-tapper Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the Black Yankees originated in Harlem and eventually settled in Albany, New York. Some of the great Yanks were Clint Thomas, Fats Jenkins, DeWitt “Woody” Smallwood, Barney Brown, Crush Holloway and the powerful George “Mule” Suttles. The Black Yankees played in the East-West League in 1932 and in the Negro National League from 1937-1948. This cap was worn in 1935.