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New Hampshire Fisher Cats - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Last week's Birmingham Barons post might have gotten me really hype on Double-A caps so I sense more of those coming over the next few weeks. Because today is my birthday, I decided to give myself a little shout-out by featuring a cap with my initials (NH) and what's even cooler about this New Hampshire Fisher Cats hat is that it's one my wife gifted to me.

As you well know, I'm more of a vintage collector but what I think is really special about this cap - besides the aforementioned reasons- is that this franchise's history is rooted in another team that has "NH" in it's name: the New Haven Ravens! 

Well, I hope you had fun reading about this cap that is so special to me. This cap isn't for sale or trade however don't hesitate to reach out if there's something you like on the Trading Block and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.
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1993-94 Birmingham Barons - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

If you follow @baseballmilquetoast on Instagram —if not, please do so immediately— you'll know that on MLK Day I posted a photo of my Birmingham Black Barons cap to commemorate Dr. King's legacy and more specifically, his "Letter From Birmingham Jail" which was an open letter written while Dr. King was unjustly incarcerated. 

While that hat has much historical significance, I also have an emotional connection with the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League as I associate that team with Frank Thomas, who is my all-time favorite baseball player.

"The Big Hurt" made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox on August 2, 1990 but until that late season call-up, he spent the entire year putting up big numbers for Chicago's Double-A affiliate in Birmingham. I haven't tracked down a version of the cap he's wearing in the photos above but this week's cap is one you'll definitely recognize.

1992-93 Bend Rockies - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

I had some trouble deciding which hat to write about this week, y'all. As much as I want to show off some of the newer caps in my collection, I've got all of these super rare vintage selections just begging to be flaunted. Also, I love themes so I couldn't turn down the chance to write about another Class A Short Season league for the seventh week in a row. 

Ideally, I'd like to believe that this cap is from the 1992 season as it would be the first time in the blog's history that I've written about a minor league team whose parent club had yet to play a game itself! As iconic as this cap is, a part of me wishes the team was known as the Bend Cascades and incorporated an illustration of the Cascade Mountains in the logo.

Of course, there was an obvious benefit to associating with the hype surrounding the expansion team in Denver but connecting the team's identity to their own state's majestic mountain range is a concept they could have maintained when it r…

1995-96 Portland Rockies - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Happy new year, dear reader! As you are well aware, I capped off 2017 by posting some photos of rare gems that had yet to be de-tagged and I'm happy to be starting this year off with another one of those hats. So without further ado, the first Fresh Fitted Friday selection of 2018 is a Portland Rockies hat that I estimate to be from 1995 or 1996. 

Well friend, if you wear a size 7 1/8 and you've got a great cap in my size to trade me, you are in luck as I'm going to have to let this cap go. As of now, I also have this exact cap in a size 7 1/4 and 7 3/4 and I'll be parting with those as well. In addition, these other caps are available for a trade if you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.
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