Lucille Ball was a huge star on radio, B-movies and television for nearly 40 years, but she never got a chance to play minor league baseball. In honor of what would have been her 100th birthday, Ball's hometown baseball team will be wearing specially designed "Lucy Desi" uniforms.
The New York based Jamestown Jammers will sport the Wilson designed outfits during Wednesday's game against the Tri-City ValleyCats.
Following the game, the Florida Marlins affiliate in the New York-Pennsylvania League will auction off the 40 jerseys and 40 hats to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center.
The Post-Journal reports this is the second consecutive year the Jammers have done the Lucy-Desi commemorative jersey promotion; last year was a huge success, according to a VP of the Lucy-Desi Center.
Lucy passed away 22 years ago, but is still fondly remembered in the entertainment world.
Her show "I Love Lucy," aired for nine seasons (194 episodes) in the 1950s. The program originally appeared on October 15, 1951 and has never been off the air since.
TV Land still features the program about a showbiz-wannabe redhead and her Cuban bandleader husband.