I was googling something about a tweet when I ran into this: Brooklyn Royal Giants. I did not know this team existed. Yeah, some might say I just crawled under a rock. Well, that is where I said I wanted to be when the Giants made it to the World Series. But Brooklyn Royal Giants sounds perfect for this World Series between the Giants and Royals which I hope the Royals win.
The Brooklyn Royal Gaints were a Negro League team.
I further found out that during a game against the Pirates on June 28 (my birthday), the Mets wore throwback uniforms which read ‘Royal Giants’ across the chest as a tribute to the Negro League team Brooklyn Royal Giants.
Who would have thought back in June that the Royals and Giants would be in the World Series.
During the 1910s the Royal Giants reigned as one the nation’s most powerful black clubs, winning multiple championships in the East. The team fell into somewhat of a decline during the 1920s while under the ownership of Nat Strong, a white New York City booking agent, and made a dismal showing during its five seasons in the Eastern Colored League (1923-27). While competing in the Eastern Colored League the club played its home games at Dexter Park in Queens.
After returning to independent play in 1928 the team’s roster was rebuilt, but the quality of play never matched that of its early championship seasons. By the mid-1930s the team was of no better than minor league quality, and as the 1940s came around the team had fallen to a semi-professional status. The team disbanded in 1942.
The Mets can play in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform next year.
Go Royals! World Series game 7 coming later on tonight.