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Fitted Cap News: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Fitted Cap News:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS presents the Kansas City Katz 1961 replica fitted baseball cap as part of their most recent headwear release. In 1914, brothers Ike and Mike Katz opened two stores in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, one on the corner of 8th Street and Grand Avenue, and one in a building known as the Argyle Building on the corner of 12th and McGee Street. When ...

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The Kansas City Monarchs were considered royalty of the Negro leagues but after the color-line was shattered, the Negro American League suffered. Many fo their fans left to watch their favorite African-American stars in the Major Leagues. 1954 was the team final year in Kansas City. The Monarchs became a barnstorming team the following season. Pictured here is an authentic reproduction of the ballcap ...

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The Cincinnati Tigers were founded in 1934 by the first African-American to win an Olympic gold medal, DeHart Hubbard. The Tigers joined the Negro American League during its inaugural season in 1937. The team played its home games at Crosley Field while the Reds were on away games. Shown here is an authentic reproduction of the official on-field cap that the 1937 Cincinnati Tigers wore. ...

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The American Giants were the most dominant force in African-American baseball during the independent era prior to the establishment of the first Negro National League in 1920  The league was founded by Chicago native owner / manager / pitcher Rube Foster. Pictured here is an authentic reproduction of the ballcap worn by the Chicago American Giants during their 1914 season. The cap ...

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The Philadelphia Royal Giants are considered to be one of the greatest African American teams of all-time. The Royal Giants' 1927 line up included nothing less than six future Hall of Famers. This powerful squad includes Biz Mackey, Bullet Rogan, Turkey Stearnes, and Willie Wells. The Giants competed in the California Winter League, which was the first integrated U.S. professional league. The ...

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The Baltimore Elite Giants were founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1920. The team had brief stints in Cleveland, Columbus, and Washington before finally settling down in Baltimore in 1938. After the Negro National League shuttered for business, the Elite Giants transitioned to the Negro American League in 1949. The Elite Giants’ biggest star was Roy Campanella, who joined the team in 1937. Campanella’s father was Sicilian, ...

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The Charleston Charlies were the top affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in 1983. The team's second baseman Jack Perconte led the International League in batting average, hitting .346. Perconte's Major League career with four teams, and authored two books. Made in the USA, this is an authentic reproduction of the ballcap worn in 1983 by the Charleston Charlies. Thie comes complete ...

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The Binghamton Triplets minor league baseball cap team that was active from 1923–1968. Affiliated with the New York Yankees, the cap logo represented the “Triple Cities” of Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City, New York. Binghamton was a hone for future major league star athletes like Whitey Ford, Thurmon Munson, Joe Peptitone, Clete Boyer, and Tony LaRussa. Pictured here is an authentic reproduction from EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS in Navy. ...

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