Roots of Fight apparel brand and the Major League Baseball players Association is launching a clothing collection in celebration of the Negro Leagues’ 100th anniversary.
The collection has World Series champion, Cy Young Award winner, and one of the famed ‘Black Aces’ CC Sabathia as the Creative Director.
The collection will release capsules beginning Thursday, July 9, and celebrate African American baseball players that have made a way for today’s stars. The apparel includes the phrase “They Played For Us,” which will allow for current places to finish the sentence in “So We Can…”
The capsule collection will have a range of T-shirts, hoodies, shorts, and more, all while preserving the history of the Negro League. he first capsule of the collection will pay tribute to the Negro League’s Centennial, as well as the life and legacy of baseball’s beloved Jackie Robinson, who famously broke the color barrier in 1947. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and their work in preserving the history. When legendary former players are featured in the collection, a portion of proceeds will also go directly to them or their estates.
You can see the entire collection here.