Miami Marlins release city-edition jerseys that honor Cuba’s Havana Sugar Kings
The impact of Cuban culture in Miami and southern Florida is undeniable.
So it only makes sense the Miami Marlins' city edition jerseys honor a historic Cuban baseball team — the Havana Sugar Kings.
The red jersey with white stripes might say Miami, but they are inspired by what the Sugar Kings wore while playing in Havana from 1946-1960. (They were known as the Havana Cubans from 1946-53).
The Sugar Kings were an affiliated minor league club of the Washington Senators and Cincinnati Reds during their history. The organization moved to New Jersey after Fidel Castro nationalized all business after coming to power.
A view of the Marlins' new logo. (Photo: Handout)
The jerseys are produced in partnership with Nike. Earlier this season, the Boston Red Sox played in bright yellow get-ups in the theme of "Marathon Monday."
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The Marlins will debut the uniform on May 21 against the New York Mets, the day after Cuban Independence Day (May 20). They will wear kits throughout the weekend series and will celebrate Cuban Heritage Night on May 22.
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