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Named for the number Jackie Robinson wore during his only season playing in Minor League Baseball with the Triple-A Montreal Royals in 1946, The Nine connects MiLB teams’ existing, Black-community focused development efforts with new national programming and future special events in a coordinated and centralized campaign. The Nine will recognize and honor numerous Black pioneers and trailblazing civil rights leaders, ensuring the heroes of the past and their contributions continue to be celebrated through ceremonies and events at MiLB ballparks and communities.

This year, the Bulls will pay tribute to the former Negro League teams of Durham on Sunday, June 19, wearing special Durham Black Sox jerseys and hats, with that night's game presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield NC. The Black Sox were one of several Negro League teams that played in the city of Durham, along with the Durham Eagles and Durham Rams, from the 1920s through 1963.

Tickets for that evening’s game against the Louisville Bats are now available and can be purchased at the link below.

Durham Black Sox

As part of The Nine, on June 19 this season the Bulls will pay tribute to the former Negro League teams of Durham by wearing special Durham Black Sox jerseys and hats.

Replica jerseys and hats are now available from the Ballpark Corner Store and can be purchased by clicking the links below.

Durham Black Sox Painting Auction

1938 Durham Black Sox Team Photo
Painting by Delvecchio Faison

As part of the Bulls' celebration of The Nine on Juneteenth, the Bulls have commissioned a painting celebrating the history of Black baseball in the Bull City. This piece, based off a team photo of the 1938 Durham Black Sox, was painted by Delvecchio Faison. A graduate of the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Faison worked with Raleigh, NC artist Eric McRay's, and was an adjunct instructor at Durham Technical Community College.

The painting will be up for auction beginning next week, with proceeds benefitting the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League.