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May 7, 2024

“90 Years of NBC Champions” Apparel Collection Announced

National Baseball Congress Celebrating 90th National Championship This Summer

Wichita, KS - The National Baseball Congress, marking its 90th National Championship tournament this summer, is launching the “90 Years of NBC Champions” collection in collaboration with Indiana-based baseball apparel company Old Fort Baseball Co. Throughout the months of May-July, the “90 Years of NBC Champions” collection will spotlight nine of the National Baseball Congress’ most memorable champions with articles, social media features, and limited-edition commemorative shirts for each of the teams.

“Capturing the spirit of 90 years of baseball history is a momentous task,” said NBC Tournament Director Katie Woods, “Looking at how Logan and Old Fort Baseball had already brought the history of the Fort Wayne Voltmen - the first team to win three consecutive NBC National Championships - to life, we knew that he was the right person to help us do the same for a few of the NBC’s most historic teams.”

Each of the nine teams featured in the series will have their National Baseball Congress history showcased on both organization’s websites, with a limited edition vintage-style t-shirt available for purchase online at the 90th NBC World Series in Wichita, July 25-August 3 at Eck Stadium.

“Old Fort Baseball Co. is rooted in supporting local baseball not only in our own Fort Wayne community but in communities across the country,” said Old Fort Baseball Co. Owner and Founder, Logan Wiening, “ The NBC is one of the most unique baseball events around with a storied history that hits home with a Fort Wayne connection. We are so proud to partner with the tournament on this collection.”


The nine teams that will be featured are:

  • Bismarck Churchills (NBC Champions in 1935) 

  • Fort Wayne GE Voltmen (NBC Champions in 1947, 1948, 1949)

  • Wichita Rapid Transit Dreamliners (NBC Champions in 1962, 1963, 1965)

  • Grand Rapid Sullivans (NBC Champions in 1960, 1970, 1983, 1984)

  • Liberal Bee Jays (NBC Champions in 1968, 1979, 1985, 2000)

  • Alaska Goldpanners (NBC Champions in 1972-1974, 1976, 1980, 2002)

  • El Dorado Broncos (NBC Champions in 1989, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2009)

  • Seattle Cheney Studs (NBC Champions in 2013, 2015, 2019)

  • Santa Barbara Foresters (NBC Champions 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022)


The first three t-shirts are available now at

  • The Bismarck Churchills who won the very first NBC World Series (1935), at the time called the National Tournament, behind the leadership of Negro League legend Satchel Paige.

  • The Fort Wayne GE Voltmen who won the NBC three years in a row, from 1947-1949, while sponsored by General Electric.

  • The Wichita Rapid Transit Dreamliners, created by local businessman Bernie Calkins and sponsored by the Wichita bus company, won the NBC World Series in 1962, 1963 and 1965.


The shirts from the Grand Rapids Sullivans, Liberal Bee Jays and Alaska Goldpanners will be available on June 4th, and the final three shirts - El Dorado Broncos, Seattle Studs & Santa Barbara Foresters - will be available on July 2nd. Fans can purchase individual shirts when they are released for $30 each, or they can pre-order the full set of nine shirts for $199 (more than 25% savings) if they purchase before June 3rd. 

T-shirts will be available on and, and a limited number of t-shirts will be available at the 90th NBC World Series, powered by Evergy, to be played July 25 through August 3 at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium.


About the NBC World Series:

The National Baseball Congress World Series, operated by the NBC Baseball Foundation 501c3, has been hosted in Wichita since 1935. Over 900 players from NBC affiliates have gone on to play major league baseball, including Satchel Paige, Roger Clemens, Albert Pujols, Ozzie Smith and Whitey Herzog. 16 teams from across the country will play in the 90th NBC World Series July 25-August 3 in Wichita. The NBC Baseball Foundation is dedicated to connecting the community through baseball with youth programming, alumni relations, and the overall betterment of summer baseball. Learn more or purchase tickets to the 90th NBC World Series at 


About Old Fort Baseball Co.:

Old Fort Baseball Co., is a lifestyle baseball apparel brand nestled in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a city steeped in baseball history as the birthplace of the first professional game and the legendary Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, who proudly honor our community's rich baseball heritage and that of similar communities nationwide. Learn more at

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