The Kitty League (Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee) had several teams in Kentucky and some of those towns had teams of different over the course of their minor league history. For example, Mayfield had the Clothiers, the Browns, and the Pantsmakers.
Friend of the Uncommonwealth, Mark Huffman originally of Mayfield, recently turned us on to Mickey Stubblefield. Mickey was the first "black" player signed to play in the Kitty League and played for the Mayfield Clothiers. Out of safety concerns, Mickey was only allowed to pitch in front of his hometown fans.
The Mick played one season in the Negro League in 1948, as a starting pitcher. He started 2 games for the Monarchs and completed both of them. His nickname was "The Mayfield Mounder."
So, to you, Mickey, to the Clothiers, Bowling Green Barons, Henderson Hens and Bluebirds, Hopkinsville Hoppers and Browns, and the rest of our Uncommonwealth boys of summer, here's a shirt you can wear with pride.
The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable. PLEASE MAKE SURE the size you want matches the size on the chart below.
Size guide preview
|Width (inches)||16 ½||18||20||22||24||26||28||30|
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit