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1976 Chicago White Sox Cap - Fresh Fitted Friday

Welcome to the first Fresh Fitted Friday of 2017, folks! Last year was one that many would rather not remember yet I'd like to propose a different way of bidding it farewall. If you're old enough to remember the 1970's, you could possibly rank certain years in the 1970's lower than 2016. While 2016 was awful, I'm hesitant to write it off as the worst year EVER.

After all if you are a Chicago Cubs fan, you will definitely take comfort in the team winning their first World Series since 1908. However, if you want to be reminded of a truly awful year —at least in terms of sports— then never let yourself forget that in 1976 the Cubs' crosstown rival Chicago White Sox had the gall to wear shorts as part of their uniform!

Rich Gossage is rocking the aerodynamic butterfly collar and short trousers in this photo courtesy of CBS Sports

The White Sox wore this blue-billed version of this cap logo from 1976-1981.

The sweatband tags were fairly consistent in the late 70's and early 80's so it's a bit too difficult to assign a specific year to this cap.

I'm glad it came to me with a fairly fresh underbrim and sweatband, considering how old this cap is and how gnarly the late 70's and early 80's were.

I hope y'all enjoyed the first of many Fresh Fitteds for this year. Perhaps a future post will be for the cap that the White Sox wore from 1982-86 which is the red-brim version. That particular cap is the one that the Peninsula White Sox (of the Carolina League) wore in 1986 and 1987. The Pen-Sox were a short-lived team that played in Hampton, VA which is near my childhood home. If I find one, I'll probably be a homer and tag it as a Pen-Sox cap!  

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