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Fitted Cap News: Monday, December 17, 2018
Fitted Cap News:
Monday, December 17, 2018

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Known as the “Southern Yankees” due to winning 21 pennants in their history, the Crackers played at Ponce de Leon Park known as "Old Poncey" to fans and which is now part of the popular Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Owner Earl Mann deserves credit for signing the league's only black player Nat Peeples. Sixty-five years of Cracker baseball ...

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The Hebrew Orphan Asylum was a philanthropic organization designed to care for Jewish orphans. The original building was on East 77th Street in New York, but it was the ballfield at the later facility on Amsterdam Avenue and 136th Street that hosted occasional Negro league baseball games. The Asylum also featured their own baseball and basketball teams. In another curious ...

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In 1969, the Minnesota Golden Gophers capped off their third straight 30+ win season and second Big Ten Championship in a row. Two short years later, all around athlete and future Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield burst on the scene. In 1973, Winfield won the College World Series Most Outstanding Player Award despite the team losing to the USC ...

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a better caliber cap than EBBETS' FIELD FLANNELS Colt 22’s featured today. This affiliate of the expansion Houston Colt .45s (who would later become the Houston Astros) was quite clever in their choice of a nickname. The "2"'s were slightly different from each other on the original cap. Ebbets' preserved this odd quirk in their ...

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Some quick history on this cap which can make you look like one cool cat… After winning the Texas League pennant in 1958, the Ft. Worth Cats moved up a classification into the AAA American Association the following season. The Cats made the playoff finals, where they lost to Minneapolis. Bob Will led the league in runs and hits. All ...

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Where did the term “Seventh Inning Stretch” come from? Glad you asked… Manhattan College was playing a semi-pro baseball team called the Metropolitans sometime in the late 19th century when their Head Coach, Brother Jasper, noticed the students attending the game were becoming increasingly restless as the Jaspers came to bat in the seventh inning of a close game. The ...

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The Angels played in LA's own Wrigley Field, where the TV show "Home Run Derby" and many baseball films were set including “The Pride of the Yankees” about Lou Gehrig. The 1961 American League expansion Angels played their first season at Wrigley, also known as “The Million Dollar Palace.” All Ebbets Vintage Authentic Ballcaps are proudly Made in the USA ...

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New research by the Ebbets vintage archivists has uncovered this gorgeous cap from Philadelphia’s top Negro league team. The Stars were founded by former Hilldale owner Ed Bolden, and the team was co-owned by Eddie Gottlieb, who also owned the basketball Sphas and Warriors. Among the many great players who donned a Stars uniform were Biz Mackey, Chet Brewer, and ...

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