Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alternate becomes Norm, Elite Giants vs Black Yankees in MGM


The Biscuits players must like the new uniform tops, the gray road shirts usually deemed the "alternate" road jersey has been getting regular use on the current road trip.
Infield wearing the grays on 4-16

The dark blue has been the team daily wear for away games in seasons past, but this group has preferred the grays, wearing them for three straight days on the current trip.
Victor pitched in road grays on 4-14

We didn't get video from the road games in Mobile - but we do know that the Pensacola fans have gotten an eyeful of the new gray shirts, as the Biscuits wear them nearly every day when away from home.

April 15, Road Grays again

APRIL 16 1944 
Its not just World Series champs and big league allstars like Ted Williams coming to play in Montgomery. The NY Black Yankees face the Baltimore Elite Giants in Montgomery in an exhibition game between Negro league greats.

Announcement of the big series!
George Scales with Baltimore
The game will be held at Cramton Bowl, seating might be separate but excitement is equal as fans white and black turn out in large numbers to see the Negro Leagues top stars.

Among those stars is Baltimore's George Scales, a Talledega native who began his career with Montgomery's GreySox in the Negro Southern league in the 1920s.

APRIL17 1906 
Rube Geyer

Pitcher Rube Geyer of Nashville three hits the Montgomery Senators.

Among the Senators is Sam Apperious - he will be the subject of a later blog post for his role in a collegiate series involving a team fielding a black player. But for now, he's just one of a team of Montgomery players who had a tough time hitting Nashville's Geyer on an April afternoon.

APRIL 18 1955 
Rebels pitcher Troy Herriage
Troy Herriage sparks Montgomery to first place, picking up the win in a six hit complete game victory vs macon.

He also picked up the win in the opening game of the season. Herriage pitched well around four Mgm errors, stranding 11 macon runners as the Rebels get 15 hits to win, led by George Toepfer four-for-five

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