May 15, 2012
(New Era 5950 MLB cap selection at Pro League Authentics Philadelphia store)
Quick, name the seven major league teams that do not wear more than one cap on a regular basis (excluding throwbacks/Stars & Stripes)?
The Red Sox have an alternate cap with the traditional sox logo, even though they rarely have worn it on the field of play, and the Brewers regularly wear the 1978-93 home hat on Friday nights at Miller Park, so it’s only those seven teams with one on-field cap.
As for the alternates, our favorites are the Padres camouflage, the Diamondbacks black, the Mariners teal, and the Giants orange; along with a bird on the bat in St. Louis (more on the Cardinals below).
you? Let us know at email@example.com. We’re going to publish our clientele’s
thoughts in the coming weeks, and Thursday on Authentically Speaking, Morris Levin will have more on sales of MLB hats.
Speaking of on field caps: At a ho-hum 18-17 and just 8-7 at new home Marlins Park following a loss to the Pirates Monday night, we have just the recipe for the Marlins to go on a winning streak: Orange hats. Try them, Ozzie. You’ll like them.
Cardinal is gold: A little birdie at the store (no pun
intended) tells us that there are just a couple of special edition St. Louis Cardinals jerseys left
in stock, so if you’re a Cardinals fan or jersey hobbyist thinking about adding this one-of-a-kind style World Series
commemorative jersey to your collection, now's the time.
The double-knit Majestic authentic jerseys (pictured above), featuring special gold sparkle chain stitch embroidery with the 2011 World Series champions patch, were worn in April for the opening home series versus the archrival Cubs.
The players available are Matt Holliday and Chris Carpenter, with three sizes, 44-48-52, and Pro League Authentics is taking $30 off the retail price. Please contact the store for more details.
We have a date: Please note early evening Saturday, July 28 (exact time TBD) for the third of PLA’s four part series “Jerseys as Art.” This will be a much anticipated event featuring MLB Game Worn Jerseys of the Double Knit Era author Bill Henderson.
Bill will be on hand to celebrate the release of the latest (2012) edition of his must-have, painstakingly detailed compilation of modern MLB baseball jersey information.
The last release of Bill’s work was in 2009, so we’re looking forward to his presenting this update to our attendees in July. More details coming soon.
Tomorrow on Authentically Speaking: PLA president Ray Jannelli has part three of "Jannelli's Jersey Journal" chronicling jerseys of the long gone, but not forgotten, World Hockey Association.