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Fitted Cap News: Monday, March 25, 2019
Fitted Cap News:
Monday, March 25, 2019

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Just a few months into their inaugural season of 1961, the American League Los Angeles Angels adopted caps with a Silver halo on the crown. The Angels’ halo cap lasted through the 1970 season, after which the design element was removed from the top of the cap and a small halo was ...

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Don't call it a comeback. Sure, there has been a recent surge of interest in fitted baseball caps. The next time you slap on your favorite fitted / lid / cap, take a minute to consider its history. In baseball's early days, a variety of hat styles were used in baseball. Some of the first were straw wide brimmed hats. This image of the 1860 Brooklyn Excelsiors Baseball team, shows an early ancestor of the modern fitted baseball cap. Pay close attention to what Thomas Reynolds, SS (first from the left) and Asa Brainard, LF; (second from the right) are holding in their hands. More historical information about the 1860 Brooklyn Excelsiors follows after the jump along with images of some true old school baseball caps.

[via: 19TH CENTURY BASEBALL] (Image used with permission)

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