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Object Name Cap
Alternate Name Baseball Cap
Date 1999
Description Souvenir cap of the Staten Island Yankees minor league baseball team, from their 1999 debut season. Navy blue wool or wool blend with self-fabric button at top; bill is stiffened with plastic; plastic band in back allows for adjusting the size. Embroidered logo on front of cap: "Yankees / Staten Island" in front of a baseball bat and a red, white, and blue Uncle Sam hat. The back of the cap has the embroidered red white and blue logo of Minor League Baseball, with a baseball batter and four stars. Two fabric labels inside cap: "SINCE 1920 / NEW ERA / MADE IN USA / ONE SIZE FITS ALL" and "PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL / THE MINOR LEAGUES / TM." The New Era Cap Company, established in Buffalo, N.Y, in 1920, produced their first professional baseball caps for the Cleveland Indians in 1934.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Twentieth Century, Hat, New York)
Acquisition Gift of the Staten Island Yankees
Ownership and History The Staten Island Yankees, a minor league baseball team, played their inaugural season in 1999 with the College of Staten Island campus as their home. After two seasons at CSI, they moved to a brand new facility in St. George, known as the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
Earliest Date 1999
Latest Date 1999
Maker New Era Cap Company, Inc.
Subjects Sports
Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Headwear
Catalog Number 99.011
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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