When people think of St. Patrick’s Day, baseball probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, if it comes to mind at all.  In a way, it makes sense.  Afterall the holiday is celebrated nearly three weeks before the start of the season.

But St. Patrick’s Day is actually a special day for baseball.  On March 17, 1871 (St. Patrick’s Day), in a bar in New York City aptly titled “Collier’s Café”, the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was officially formed, becoming the very first professional baseball league in the world.  While the league has long been defunct and replaced with today’s Major League Baseball, you can say with absolute certainty that the origins of today’s professional game can be found on St. Patrick’s Day.

To celebrate the holiday’s role in America’s Game, Baseball Express is offering select pieces of baseball equipment, apparel, apparel, and footwear for just $17, as well allowing you to mix and match two select items for only $17 total!  The sale runs now through 3/23.

Here is everything the online baseball retailer has going on:

 

$17 DOLLAR ITEMS

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER OMAHA STICK PACK

Designed for youth players, the Omaha Stick Pack features a main compartment for helmet, gear and glove, a customization panel and a pair of mesh bat sleeves to take your sticks wherever you need them. A valuables pocket and separate lined shoe compartment give much-needed storage on the road.

 

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TWO FOR $17 ITEMS

 

ADIDAS MEN’S ADILETTE COMFORT SLIDES

 

Slip into these men's slides for easy-to-wear comfort. A contoured footbed features Cloud-foam Plus for a super-soft cushioned feel. The bandage-style upper features an adidas Badge of Sport that shows your brand love.

 

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