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Kane County Cougars - Fresh Fitted Friday

While I haven’t been to a game since last week’s post, I am planning on going to one during the Orioles visit to Citi Field next week. My decision on which game will be based on a combination of weather and whether...I can choose between less-than stellar matchups such as Dylan Bundy facing Jason Vargas or David Hess against Seth Lugo.

This week’s Fresh Fitted Friday selection is a Kane County Cougars hat as it’s the perfect bridge from last week’s Marlins series and the impending Orioles visit. The reason for this being Kane County was the Midwest League Class-A affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles during the 1991 and 1992 seasons and then for the Florida Marlins from 1993-2002.

The lifespan of this Kane County Cougars cap logo is incredible. The team wore this damn thing from their inaugural season in 1991 all the way through 2015, which is way more than 9 lives by my count.
This cap has a “Made in U.S.A.” (or rather, “Hencho en EE.UU.”) tag and the satin taping features the “Originators of the True Fitted” text, which I’ve seen on caps from 2005 through 2010. Because of its tags and polyester construction, this cap is from anywhere between 2008 and 2010.
Good looking green MILB batterman here.

Due to its longevity and lack of creativity, this cap logo is not very exciting. Despite this, I appreciate how many current and former MLB greats have worn it with the most famous example being Miguel Cabrera in 2001.

Adrian Gonzalez is another former Marlin farmhand who played for Kane County in 2001, batting .312 over 516 at-bats that year.

Kane County was the Class-A affiliate for the Oakland Athletics from 2003-2010 and during that first season, Nelson Cruz mashed 20 home-runs as a Cougar.
Even though this cap isn't one of my favorites, there's no need to put it on the Trading Block since it's not going to be desirable to most collectors other than Made In U.S.A. junkies 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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