Milwaukee Brewers and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum unveil new Hop street car

May 27, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, The Milwaukee Brewers and Associated Bank partnered with The Hop to bring awareness and education of the storied history of the Negro Leagues and their impact, and to celebrate the Milwaukee Bears, the city’s Negro National League team that operated during the 1923 season.

The collaboration is in support of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s (NLBM) national effort to celebrate the league’s 101st anniversary. A Milwaukee Bears wrapped streetcar was unveiled at the event and will remain in service throughout 2021.

Among those present for the unveiling were Milwaukee Brewers President Business Operations Rick Schlesinger; Mayor Tom Barrett, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick; Associated Bank Director of Diversity D’Juan Wilcher; President Milwaukee Brewers Foundation Cecilia Gore; Milwaukee Brewers Vice President of Community Relations and Family Liaison Katina Shaw, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Tyrone Taylor, former Brewers Larry Hisle and Gorman Thomas, and former Negro Leaguers Dennis Biddle, James Beckum, MC Johnson, Warren Kirkendoll and Don Woods

Photo by Kim Robinson

Photos Courtesy of Milwaukee Brewers