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Report: Rockies to Honor Denver White Elephants

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A tribute to the Denver White Elephants could take place at Coors Field in 2018, as the Colorado Rockies are reportedly planning a promotion that includes throwback uniforms. 

BSN Denver reports that the Rockies will honor the White Elephants, the city’s Negro Leagues franchise that played from 1915-35. Additional details about the promotion will still have to be confirmed by the Rockies, but it has been reported that throwback White Elephants uniforms will be worn by the team for one game.

That game is expected to take place during an early-August series at Coors Field against the Milwaukee Brewers. More from BSN Denver:

As of now, the plan is to don the uniforms at some point during the Aug. 3-5 series in Milwaukee, where the Brewers will also be wearing a throwback uniform for the matchup.

The details—like whether or not the club will don the green cap with the white stripes—are still being worked out, but the main detail, as we have learned, is that jersey itself is expected to look similar to the White Elephants’ 1930 road uniform.

Given that they were established in 1993 and have not had many drastic uniform changes over the years, the Rockies’ offerings when it comes to throwback promotions have been sparse. That said, Denver did have a rich tradition of baseball in the Negro League’s and at the minor league levels in the decades prior to the arrival of the Rockies, and recognizing the White Elephants would certainly be a way to acknowledge that history.

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