The Birmingham Barons will put 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' on special jerseys this season
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and every corner of the baseball world has taken time to honor the legacy of the civil rights icon (and one-time slugger). The Birmingham Barons, however, did something unique: The White Sox Double-A affiliate unveiled a special King-themed uniform it'll wear next season, featuring the text of the famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail:
The letter, which King wrote in 1963 after being arrested during a non-violent protest, soon became a foundational text of the civil rights movement. The Barons' uniforms will feature King's own handwriting, a touching tribute to his lasting impact.