Spirits of St. Louis Team Color T-Shirt

  • $24.99

Team Info

The Spirits of St Louis played 2 seasons in the ABA from 1974-76. Hall of famer Rod Thorn served as head coach for one season and Bob Costas as the play by play announcer. After a successful first season, the team struggled in its second year and rarely drew crowds of even 1,000 people. The team moved to Salt Lake City in 1976 to become the Utah Rockies when the ABA-NBA merger was announced. When the Rockies were not included in the merger, owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna refused to take the NBA's $3 buyout. To move the merger along, the teams that were included agreed to pay the Silnas 1/7 television revenue. This deal lasted 35 years until the Silnas agreed to a $500 million payment from the teams in 2014. 

Notable Players

  • Moses Malone (Hall of Fame)
  • Maurice Lucas
  • Marvin Barnes
  • Ron Boone
  • Don Chaney
Product Info
  • 100% Cotton T-Shirt
  • Classic Fit
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