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Early 1990's Yakima Bears

Welcome back to another week under quarantine, folks! This post takes our talents on a road trip out west so that we can discover all the rugged beauty that it has to offer. To mark this special occasion, I've got a Yakima Bears snapback from the early 1990's that I believe to be one of the more rare caps that the team wore during its existence.



I've never been to Yakima but I know it is an ideal environment for young players to begin their professional careers as it was a charter member in the creation of the Northwest League (NWL) in 1955 up through 2012. Fortunately, it was only without a team for one year as the Yakima Valley Pippins began play in the West Coast League (WCL) in 2014.

Upon doing cursory research into the WCL, I learned the collegiate summer league features former NWL cities in Washington (Bellingham and Walla Walla) and Oregon (Portland and Bend) and I see a similar fun-loving spirit in the team names as I did from the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Lea…

1993 Sioux Falls Canaries - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

Before I get carried away with anything else, I am compelled to beg forgiveness in regards to last week's truancy. If you are a regular reader of this blog it is likely because I'm a regular poster so please know that is not a miss that I'd like to repeat again.

Perhaps a gap in posts was not such a bad idea as there is no clear segue from a collegiate summer league team whose moniker is a tarp skunk. In truth, the only thing to do is to feature a cap from another team that is not affiliated with Major League Baseball so this week's hat is the one worn by the 1994 Sioux Falls Canaries of the Northern League.






This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is not going on the Trading Block however please don't hesitate to reach out if you want any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

As always, thanks for coming back to read about baseball hat geekery. I've got comments disabled here so if you'd like to discus…

Taking this week off, folks

Hello dear reader,

I bet you're wondering why there's no post this week! Maybe it has to do with Good Friday? Maybe I haven't been home much? 

At any rate, I can assure you it's neither of those; I just straight up forgot because every day bleeds into each other now so I had no idea it was time to post until it was too late. Oh well, see you next week!

2020 Jamestown Tarp Skunks - Fresh Fitted Friday!!!!

It's been a week since "Opening Day" came and went without (actually coming) and it should come as no surprise that I've resorted to watching random vintage baseball clips that I find online. In short, I'll do whatever it takes to fill the void this quarantine is serving me.

In the interests of fairness, this time of self-reflection has had some positive effects and the first of those is I've had a chance to organize my hat collection a bit so the next few series that I run should have me diving in even deeper than you've seen me do in the past.

I'll be looking for ways to keep things fresh around here and the first way I'll do that is by featuring a cap from the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League,which is something I've never done before so may I present to you, the 2020 Jamestown Tarp Skunks cap!








One thing I love about under the radar caps like these is that there's usually more to the story than you'd guess upon first glance. In t…