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1923 New York Yankees (Cooperstown Ballcap Co.)

I was not vastly verbose in last week's post and I might be even less loquacious today but I am having fun with alliteration as well as continuing what might be a yearly tradition of posting a New York Yankees cap in honor of Lou Gehrig Day where MLB raises awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig Disease.

I had a great-uncle who passed away with the disease and so this yearly event definitely brings out some emotions for me. Like many others, I sincerely hope that we can eventually "strike out ALS" once and for all. And until then, we must continue to play for each other just as "The Iron Horse" did for his teammates and visa versa.

While the Red-Bottomed Yankees cap from last year's tribute was more fashion-forward, I am running it back to the classics with this vintage circa-1923 style hat from Cooperstown Ballcap Co.

The leather sweatband and dark green undervisor are definitely a switch-up from the Ebbets Field Flannels caps that I often post. These might look cooler and more "vintage" but they do not hold up well over time which is why I would wear this kind of cap sparingly.

Despite its fragile construction, I do like the way the Cooperstown Ballcaps almost instantly feel as though they have molded to my head. It takes many wears for Ebbets caps to give me that but once there, I am golden.

I am interested to see what sorts of new festivities MLB rolls out for Lou Gehrig Day on June 2. In recent years we have seen a league-wide uniform patch to commemorate the occasion but I would personally love to see the Yankees break out the 1920s style uniforms and it would be even better if their opponents that day suited up in the style of that era as well.

As luck would have it, the Yankees are will be on the road playing my San Francisco Giants so if there is ever a year to go full vintage with the uniforms, this would be the one. Of course, any of those older teams would be a fair play for this theme but even a newer team could join in by assuming the uniform of a team from Negro Leagues that competed in or near their city!

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.

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