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Jammers to honor Jamestown native Lucille Ball

Jamestown JammersThe Jamestown Jammers (short season A; NY-Penn League) will be honoring native Lucille Ball in an unusual way: they’ll don commemorative jerseys tomorrow festooned with images of Ball and ex-hubby Desi Arnaz.

We’ve seen lots of commemorative jerseys throughout the years, but none with two pictures on the front. (See for yourself here.) Lucy is a big deal in Jamestown: she was born there on Aug. 6, 1911, and the city hosts the Lucy-Desi Center, dedicated to honoring her legacy as one of America’s most popular comedians. The jerseys, to be worn at tomorrow night’s game, will help mark the 100th anniversary of Ball’s birth in Jamestown and will be auctioned off after the game, with the proceeds to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center.


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