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Fitted Cap News: Monday, June 24, 2019
Fitted Cap News:
Monday, June 24, 2019

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For nine games during the 2018 season the San Antonio Missions MiLB baseball club became the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio rocking this fly 59fifty Fitted Cap.

San Antonio's Hispanic community has a rich heritage built around family. The club honors the matriarch of the Latino family, the Abuelita, and her symbol of strength, discipline and love. The chancla has long been ...

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A simple conversation caught on film caused a landslide of controversy and changed baseball forever. The two men in this picture are Gabby Hartnett, Catcher for the Chicago Cubs (left) and Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (right), Nortorious Gangster. Capone was a regular at games at both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park. The Chicago crime boss was always close to the action in his ...

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Gone but not forgotten. Brooklyns own, KING STAMPEDE might be gone but the brand is surely not forgotten. Speaking on KS brings me back to the glory days of streetwear and fitted caps. The year was 2008, street brands and fitteds were going at it hot and heavy and fitted lovers like myself were on cloud 9. In the ...

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It was William Faulkner who once wrote " The past is never dead. Its not even past." We are clearly in the middle of a snapback craze and the toll this craze is taking on the fitted cap game makes me long for the days when Fitteds were the clear undisputed kings of the hat game. Don't get me wrong ...

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Mike Styczen featured writer of UNI WATCH has written a detailed article about The contrasting front panel cap phenomenon. This throwback style of fitted baseball caps isn't half as popular now, but with "retro fever" in the air, I would not be surprised to see a return to the ...

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The Homestead Grays are widely regarded by baseball historians as one of the greatest Black franchises of all time. Based out of Homestead, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, the Grays racked up three Negro League World Series titles and 10 Negro National League Championships. (Nine being consecutive). The 1931 season represented their finest hour, with a mega roster that included future Hall of Famers Oscar Charleston, Jud "Boojum" Wilson, Smokey Joe Williams, Willie Foster and Josh Gibson.

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This picture is courtesy of athletics aesthetics stalwart Paul Lukas. At a recent Uni Watch gathering in Brooklyn one of the patrons happened to bring his authentic San Diego Padres New Era fitted cap. Looks like a "P30 Model" complete with full wool crown, DuPont visor, and "weatherizing" (whatever that ...

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UNIWATCH happens to be one of our favorite blogs for all things related to sports uniforms and design. They recently ran a post about an rare San Diego Padres baseball cap that was worn during the '72 season. The twist is the wide-spanning Yellow panel on the front panels. Several readers from the era commented on the rare style, sparking a full on historical mystery. Hardcore Padres fan Robert Walker offered: “That cap was only used in ’72, only on Sundays, and (from what I have found) only for home games.” UNIWATCH is currently on a fact finding mission to confirm the statement. While you are waiting take a look a some classic images from a Padres 1972 program.

photos: Richard Craig

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