Uniform & Team History
Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella played eight seasons with this Negro Leagues team before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. His best season with the Elite Giants was in 1944, when he led the Negro National League in hitting with a .388 average. He hit two home runs in the 1955 World Series to help Brooklyn to its only championship.
Oldtime Game History
Josh Klimkiewicz, having just graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, was added to the roster hours before the 2001 Oldtime Baseball Game; wearing this uniform, he emerged as co-MVP. He also wore it in 2002 after completing his freshman year at Harvard. He went on to play professionally for the independent El Paso Diablos. Matt Morizio of Northeastern University, who wore it in 2004 and ’05, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2006.
Also worn by:
Kevin Bailey, ADSL, Boston Park League (’98); Billy Waters, Burlington High School (’99); Joel Kimaiyo, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (’00); Tamayo Manzanillo, Massasoit Community College (’03); Sean O’Hara, St. John’s Prep (’06); Eric Velasquez, St. Lawrence University (’08); Geoff Lopes, Emerson College (’12); Matt Ferreira, Millis High School (’13); Rob Caggiano, Babson College (’14); Joe Jacobs, Emerson College (’15-16); Erick Ramirez, UMass Dartmouth (’17-19); Nolan Schirmer, Andover High School (’21).