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Coach Ken Carter throws out ceremonial first pitch

Ken Carter, the inspiration for the 2005 movie Coach Carter, threw out a ceremonial first pitch before tonight’s game.  Coach Carter is a supporter of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.  Tonight is the annual “Salute to the Negro Leagues”.  The Royals are wearing uniforms patterned after the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs, while Washington has donned the classic 1942 Homestead Grays look.  The Monarchs and Grays faced off in the 1942 Negro Leagues World Series.

Carter is pictured with:  Jamey Carroll, Jarrod Dyson, James Shields, Bruce Chen, Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.  Thanks for taking part in this year’s tribute, Coach Carter!

Coach Carter with Royals

Outfield Experience open at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for Salute to the Negro Leagues

Saturday is the annual Salute to the Negro Leagues celebration.  Gates A and E (the Outfield Experience) will open at 3:00 p.m. prior to the 6:10 game.  All gates will open at 4:30.  A pregame party in the Outfield Experience will feature $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products, with proceeds going to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.  Fans can visit with former Negro Leagues players during an autograph session from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Both the Royals and Orioles will don Negro Leagues uniforms.  KC will don the home uniforms of the 1949 Monarchs while the O’s will honor the Baltimore Elite Giants.  The first 20,000 fans will receive this replica Monarchs cap courtesy of Pepsi.

Salute to the Negro Leagues pictures

On Saturday, the Royals wore 1924 Kansas City Monarchs jerseys while the White Sox wore 1926 Chicago American Giants throwbacks.  Here’s a look at these classic uniforms:





















Salute to the Negro Leagues lineup

6:10 game…both clubs will be wearing throwback uniforms.  The Royals will be wearing 1924 Kansas City Monarch uniforms, while the White Sox will don throwbacks from the 1926 Chicago American Giants.

Bloomquist – RF

Maier – CF

Butler – 1B

Guillen – DH

Teahen – 3B

Callaspo – 2B

DeJesus – LF

Buck – C

Hernandez – SS

Meche – P

Gates to open at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday

Monarchs jersey.jpgRoyals fans – all Kauffman Stadium gates will open at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The first 20,000 fans will receive a replica 1924 Monarchs jersey.  We encourage you to arrive early to receive your jersey at any gate (medium and extra large sizes are available while quantities last, no exchange tables).  One jersey will be distributed per fan, per ticket.  Fans wishing to obtain multiple jerseys must exit and re-enter with a new ticket.  Enjoy the game!


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