I have been looking for a baseball jersey for quite some time now. I was having lunch with a friend who owns a store, and he informed me that he actually had Negro Baseball League Jerseys in stock. My eyes lit up, and I got very anxious. I had to have one. My mother talked about the Negro Baseball League all the time when I was younger, and representing the history of my people through fashion is a huge honor that I try to take advantage of often. If I was going to buy a baseball jersey, it was going to be a Negro Baseball League jersey. It didn't take me any time to get to that store and cop that jersey. I didn't care what size it was; I was going to make it work. Check it out below.
I feel like baseball jerseys represent the ultimate 90's style. Wearing clothes like this takes me back to those days when fashion and music intermingled. This outfit brought back memories of girl groups of the 90's like Jade, SWV, and Xscape. Oh how I miss those days!!
I could have worn some sneakers with this look but I wanted to give it some extra fly so I chose to wear my combat boots. I threw my Intuition choker on, some gold jewelry, my unitard, gold H&M belt, and my book bag purse, and a 90's look was born.....again.
Before I go, let me quickly brief you all on the Negro Baseball League. African Americans begin to play baseball in the 1800s in the military and college, and eventually they were recruited to play on professional baseball teams. Shorty after that, racism and laws like Jim Crow prohibited them from continuing to play on professional teams. As a result, African Americans formed a league of their own.
What this jersey represents is deep. I not only purchased this jersey for the history, I also purchased it for the message which simply says to me, "when one team rejects you, form your own."
Be a beast this week,
- A girl who's in a league of her own