Introducing: the Kings Conquer Collection in partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The collection continues our efforts to educate and honor the impact that the Negro Leagues had on both baseball and the civil rights movement. All the designs are inspired by real stories of the leagues and it’s players, and continues our journey from the series “22 Stories of the Negro Leagues”.
Over 100 years ago, after relentless racism that plagued the black community in America, the Negro Leagues was formed. The black players that took to the field transformed the game forever, despite those who refused to realize their greatness, and with that, we introduce the Kings Conquer Collection to honor these trailblazing players and for all that they conquered.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a privately-funded museum dedicated to preserving the history of Negro Leagues baseball. With the museum needing to close temporarily during the pandemic, the team here at Routine has been focused on how we could continue to support the museum and bring the stories into people’s homes. Available now on Spotify, STORIED Chapter 1: 22 Stories of the Negro Leagues, is a breathtaking overview of the triumphs and challenges the Leagues faced as told by Kendrick. 22 stories were selected to honor Buck O’Neil, founder of the museum and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs, whose jersey number was also #22.
Check in later this week for an interview with NLBM President Bob Kendrick, and Rawlings Gold Glove winner AJ Andrews as they dive deeper into the league and discuss the impact the league had on the sport, and themselves, even to this day.