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Early 1980's Tidewater Tides

If you are reading this post then you are probably some sort of a baseball nerd which means you know that the last time the New York Mets won the World Series was in 1986. If so, then it's also likely that you recognize this week's featured cap as one the Tidewater Tides wore in the early 1980's when they were the Mets' AAA affiliate.

I'm going to try to keep this gem as crisp as possible so for everyday wear, so I'm thankful that Ebbets Field Flannels has just released this reproduction of the 1983 version of the cap:

A good number of the players on that 1986 World Series team wore this pillbox style cap while making their way up through the Mets minor league system. I think now would be a better time than any to remember some of those Mets and Tides who back then were less than memorable but currently have big roles in Major League Baseball.  

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