Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Guest Cap Week #6 - Ebbets Field Flannels

Roswell Rockets Dugout

Roswell, New Mexico is famous for the UFO that allegedly crashed in the outskirts of town as well as the 72 home runs hit by Joe Bauman in 1954 for the Roswell Rockets.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Guest Cap Week #5 - Ebbets Field Flannels

1965 Alaska Goldpanners

The only cap I own both the Cooperstown Ball Cap Co. and Ebbets Field Flannels version.

1964 Alaska Goldpanners Jersey (R)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guest Cap Week #4 - Ebbets Field Flannels

1959 Puebla Pericos (Parrots)

The Pericos played in the Liga Mexicana de BĂ©isbol.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guest Cap Week #3 - Ebbets Field Flannels

1957 Sacramento Solons

The Solons were an original Pacific Coast League team. Sacramento is the capital of California and the team nickname comes from  an early Greek lawmaker whose name became a synonym for "Senators". 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guest Cap Week #2 - Ebbets Field Flannels

1915 Chicago Whales

Not a replica of 1915 cap but rather a cap of the team's logo.  Ebbets Field Flannels does a great job with all their Federal League items. The Federal League was the last legitimate attempt to establish a third major league.  

The Whales played in Weegham Park in 1914 and 1915, the 2 years the Federal League existed.  Weegham Park was renamed Wrigley Field  when the Chicago Cubs moved in for the 1916 season.

The 1915 Whales won the league championship by percentage points over the St. Louis Terriers. 

1915 Chicago Whales Jersey (R)
by Ebbets Field Flannels

Monday, January 24, 2011

Guest Cap Week #1 - Ebbets Field Flannels

1949 Columbus Red Birds

I thought I'd take this week to feature a few caps made by Ebbets Field Flannels.  Here is the first cap I ordered from Ebbets Field in 1991.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Semi-Pro/Amateur/Company Teams #4

1948 Chicago Sieben's Beer

Sieben's Brewery was established in 1865.   During prohibition rival Chicago gangs battled over control of Seiben's. Eventually Sieben's was controlled by the Johnny Torrio/Al Capone south side gang and was one of the locations where they secretly brewed their bootleg lager.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Semi-Pro/Amateur/Company Teams #3

1925 Los Angeles Tom Mix Movie Co.

Tom Mix was an early famous American movie actor known as Hollywood's first Western Megastar.
He is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboys actors who followed. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Semi-Pro/Amateur/Company Teams #2

1924 Topic Cigar Co.

Can't find anything about this comapny but the cap looks nice. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Semi-Pro/Amateur/Company Teams #1

1965 Alaska Goldpanners

Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, this amateur team is in the Alaska Baseball League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Goldpanners are famous for their Midnight Sun Game which has been played in Fairbanks since 1906 on the summer solstice. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Interlocking Letters Logo Week - #4

1941 Winston-Salem Twins

The Twins joined the Piedmont League in 1920 and remained until 1942.  The Twins name referenced the merged cities of Winston and Salem in North Carolina. Winston-Salem has had a team in the Carolina League since 1945.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Interlocking Letters Logo Week - #3

1946 Oklahoma City Indians

The Indians were a Texas League team in 1946. The Indians eventually became the 89ers and later the RedHawks.  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Interlocking Letters Logo Week - #2

1951 Idaho Falls Russets

The Russets began play in the Pioneer League in 1940. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Interlocking Letters Logo Week - #1

1934 San Antonio Missions

A charter memebr of the Texas League.  

Great book by minor league historian Bill O'Neal on the Texas League.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

1942 New Orleans Pelicans

1942 New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans played in the Southern Association from 1901-1959.  "Shoeless" Joe Jackson played for the Pelicans in 1910 before being traded to Cleveland.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1958 San Francisco Giants

1958 San Francisco Giants

The Giants and Dodgers brought their rivalry to California from New York in 1958.  The Giants replaced the Pacific Coast League team the San Francisco Seals and the Dodgers replaced another PCL team the Los Angeles Angels.


Monday, January 3, 2011

1940 San Francisco Seals

1940 San Francisco Seals

The Seals were charter member of the famed Pacific Coast League in 1903.  The Seals played in Seals Stadium from 1931 until 1957 when they moved to Phoenix to make room for the Giants. The Giants used Seals Stadium in 1958 and 1959 and then moved into the new Candlestick Park in 1960.

The most famous Seal was Joe DiMaggio who once had a 61 game hitting streak while playing for the Seals.


Great Book about the PCL:
The Pacific Coast League, 1903-1988

Another about the Seals: