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1989-1992 Hagerstown Suns

Welcome to the second installment of Maryland-fest, hon! Last week's Hagerstown Suns hat shone brightly but week's iteration of the cap is super-rare as it is the one worn when the team served as Baltimore's Double-A farm in the Eastern League from 1989 to 1992.

Cursive script fonts have never been the go-to choice for cap logos but this is my favorite Hagerstown Suns logo because it was so short-lived and it reminds me of my days as a youngster collecting autographs.

The classic MILB hat combination: a single New Era sweatband tag and a green underbrim. Perfection. 

Some might say snapbacks don't have a place on Fresh Fitted Friday but remember not many Double-A teams wore fitted caps back in the day. 

According to Baseball Reference, about half of the 1988 Single-A Suns played on the Double-A team for at least part of the 1989 season so while it might not have seemed like a big promotion at the time, I imagine the fans in Hagerstown all felt like they got called-up!

Chris Myers played on both of those Hagerstown teams and played there in 1990 as well which is the year this card is from.  He's either whistling in this photo or making a kissy-face.
This card is from Chris's 1988 season in Hagerstown which was just his second year playing professional baseball after being the 7th overall pick in the 1987 draft. He was selected before Craig Biggio and Albert Belle. 

As a closing note, 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.

I hope you enjoyed the second installment of Maryland-fest. I'm sorry I never came up with a better name for this series but be sure to come back next week for more Maryland-themed fun.

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