Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and Royals to host Salute to the Negro Leagues Day

Annual tribute to honor the 75th anniversary celebration of the 1942 championship team

The Royals and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will host the annual Salute to the Negro Leagues Day on Sunday, May 7 against the Cleveland Indians. This year, the two teams and the museum will take the field to honor the 75th anniversary of the 1942 Kansas City Monarchs team winning the Negro Leagues World Series. 

The Royals and Indians will wear special uniforms during the 1:15 p.m. game (photo attached). Following the game, fans can bid on the jerseys at royals.com/auction, with all proceeds benefitting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The Royals will wear off-white Monarchs jerseys with red and navy accents that include the iconic heart KC patch on the left sleeve. The Indians will wear gray Buckeyes jerseys featuring red and navy details. Special ceremonies celebrating the '42 team and the history of the Negro Leagues will also take place during pregame ceremonies.

In conjunction with Salute to the Negro Leagues Day, fans are encouraged to come "Dressed to the Nines" to honor the tradition of fans going to Negro Leagues games in their "Sunday best." In addition, the first 15,000 fans entering The K will receive a replica 1942 Monarchs jersey, courtesy of FOX Sports Kansas City. Special Monarchs apparel will be available for purchase in the Royals team store. 

"The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is thrilled to team with the Kansas City Royals to host baseball's most fashionable and historically significant Negro Leagues celebration," said Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president. "This year's salute also plays an important part in our year-long celebration of the great 1942 Kansas City Monarchs and ties in beautifully to other celebratory events planned during the year like Tip Your Cap KC and our Heart of a Champion awards," Kendrick said.

Fans who purchase single-game tickets for this game through royals.com will also have the opportunity to make a donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as part of their ticket transactions.