The Erie Seawolves (Eastern League) will pay tribute to the players of the Negro Leagues and Erie's own black baseball legacy Saturday night (06/04/2005) with a special Negro League Appreciation Day. During their evening game against the Harrisburg Senators the Seawolves will don the uniform of the old Erie Pontiacs, a semipro squad based in Erie during the Negro League era. The visiting Harrisburg Senators will also wear Negro League uniforms during the game.
The Seawolves have announced that the first 2000 fans into the ballpark will receive a lithographic print by local artist Kevin-John Jobczynski honoring Erie native Sam Jethroe, star Cleveland Buckeyes (Negro National League) outfielder during the late 1940s and National League Rookie Of The Year with the Milwaukee Braves.
For more information and tickets for the game visit the Erie Seawolves site.