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Hi, everybody. I was just wondering if any board members had more information on this cap.  I know the Red Sox wore this against the Braves in 1997 for two games. What I don't know is what was stitched on the back of the cap. I have searched on the Internet, but I have only been able to come up with photos that show the cap from the side or front.  Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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Henderson has 3 pics from that series.  Two of them are of Nomar batting & a different guy baserunning (regular blue batting helmets), but the third pic is of Nomar in the field.  He's wearing the red/blue 1975 throwback hat.  So they might not have even worn the same hat for the whole series.

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All hats in 1997 were New Era.

 

And batterman logo doesn't mean it's a New Era cap.  Sports Specialties hats had batterman logos. 

 

Pretty sure it was the batterman logo.  MLB didn't allow too much else on a hat.  

 

Since you don't know what it is, I'm not sure how you possibly can declare "It's definitely not xxxx".

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There are very few pics from those games out there. This is only from a video game but it would presumably have been made using the official graphics. It shows the batterman. 

 

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Edit - of course it shows the wrong pants and wrong jersey Type (buttons vs laces) so who the f knows. 

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5 hours ago, WSU151 said:

All hats in 1997 were New Era.

 

And batterman logo doesn't mean it's a New Era cap.  Sports Specialties hats had batterman logos. 

 

Pretty sure it was the batterman logo.  MLB didn't allow too much else on a hat.  

 

Since you don't know what it is, I'm not sure how you possibly can declare "It's definitely not xxxx".

I can say it's definitely not New Era because I actually went to one of the games when they wore the hat. I remember sitting in the bleachers close to the Sox bullpen and trying to see what was on the back of Bill Haselman's cap. I could tell it wasn't the batterman logo. It was either letters or numbers.

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You can find a video of one of the games here:

 

http://www.aparchive.com/search?startd=08%2F29%2F1997&endd=08%2F31%2F1997&allFilters=29%2F08%2F1997-31%2F08%2F1997%3ADate&query=braves&advsearchStartDateFilter=29%2F08%2F1997&advsearchEndDateFilter=31%2F08%2F1997&searchFilterHdSDFormat=All&searchFilterDigitized=All&searchFiltercolorFormat=All&searchFilteraspectratioFormat=All

 

There is a very good clip at the 36 second mark showing the back of the cap, it is definitely not the batterman logo, but I can't tell what it says. I went frame by frame and the clearest I can get is this, and I still can't tell what it says...

 

 

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It's a little fuzzy but as soon as I saw the picture I also read it as "1908".

 

The 1 and 0 are pretty clear.

 

White hat with cream jersey is a bad look.  I'm a fan of cream jerseys so I'd go with a cream hat - I woudl imagine the real ones probably looked cream after a couple of games anyway.

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