Raines/Ribault Tie in Annual Red Cap Black History Baseball Game

The two teams greet each other post game (Wyatt Lucovsky/Jax Shrimp Photo)

The Raines High School Vikings and Ribault High School Trojans tied 5-5  at this years Raines vs. Ribault High School Black Heritage Classic. Sponsored by the Jumbo Shrimp, both teams wore customized Jacksonville Red Caps uniforms to commemorate the Negro American League team that played in Jacksonville from 1938 until 1942. The Jumbo Shrimp will retain possession of the A. Philip Randolph Cup, which honors the legacy of local Civil Rights icon Asa Philip Randolph, until next season’s game. The Jumbo Shrimp will play as the Red Caps for select games during the upcoming 2024 season.

The Jacksonville Red Caps were a Negro league baseball team based primarily in Jacksonville, Florida.  They played the Negro American league from 1938 until 1942. The exhibition game features historical reference to Negro leagues players and teams throughout the game. The A. Philip Randolph Cup is named after the civil rights activist who moved to Jacksonville in 1891.

The club’s Opening Day at 121 Financial Ballpark is scheduled for Friday, March 29. For more info visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

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