Phillies Will Wear Philadelphia Stars Uniforms Today To Honor Negro Leauges

It is civil rights weekend down in Atlanta this weekend and in celebration, the Phillies will wear the uniforms of the old negro league team, Philadelphia Stars. The club was founded back in 1933 and used to play games at Passon field and the 44th and Parskide ballpark in West Philly. They would also put on games at Shibe park on Monday nights.

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The team won the Negro League championship in 1934 in a bizarre eight game series against the Chicago American Giants that spanned almost three weeks.

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Five hall of famers have played for the Stars franchise including Satchel Paige, Biz Mackey, Oscar Charleston, Turkey Stearnes, and Jud Wilson.

Here is the uniforms the Phils will wear today.
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