Uniform & Team History
Originally from Miami, this famous barnstorming team from the Negro Leagues moved to Cincinnati in 1943. The Ethiopian Clowns were heralded as much for their on-field shenanigans as their stellar play.
Oldtime Game History
Worn by former Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd in 2004. He was to have pitched one inning; instead, he worked four innings, the only blight on his record being a home run by Zak Farkes of Harvard.
Omar Pena of Northeastern University, who wore it in 2000, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003. Dorian Rojas of Cumberland University, who wore it in 2006, went on to play professionally for the independent Macon Music.
Nick Dell’Anno of Austin Prep wore the 1951 Bobby Thomson New York Giants home uniform during opening ceremonies in 2007, but then, because of a roster imbalance, he was switched to the road team and banged out a hit wearing the uniform of the Ethiopian Clowns.
Also worn by:
George Alexander, coach (’98); Brian Carey, coach (’99); Rick Devanna, Northeastern University (’01); Sal Mendonca, Framingham State (’02); Bo Delduca, UMass/Dartmouth (’03); Jeff Krasner, Brandeis University (’05); Jake Ponti, Andover High School (’10); Cam Farnham, Endicott College (’14-15); Graham Smith, Wilmington High School/Franklin Pierce University (18-19); Eric Longley, Franklin Pierce University (’21-22).