One fitted a day, done my way. My love and passion for baseball and sports as a whole is translated through my collection of fitted caps. Most of these cranial gems I have collected through my vast adventures of Americas frontiers one dirt filled diamond at a time. Others in the collection have been purchased or given to me as gifts. Every Fitted has a team and every team has a story, these are my stories. The Fitted Diaries, One fitted a day, done my way...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Toight like a Toiger
This fitted is GRRRREEEAT!!! It's the official on field cap of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. The Tigers, Est. 1894, participate in the Central Division of the American League. The Tigers have one of the most prominent pasts in all of baseball with numerous Hall of Famer's on and off the field. Some of the more notable are: Ty Cobb, Sparky Anderson, Jim Bunning, Sam Crawford, Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, and Hal Newhouser. The Most famous of the afore mentioned crew, Ty Cobb, had quite the prominent 23 season career while playing at 2121 Trumbull Avenue (Tiger Stadium). While in a uniform from 1905-1928, Cobb racked up 4,189 hits, 1939 RBI and managed to record a career .366 batting average; Arguably one of the best of all time. The Tigers now play their home games at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit where they most recently found themselves in the fall classic in 2006. Although they didn't win, they still have amassed a total of 4 World Series titles, 10 AL Pennants, and 1 Wild Card berth in their history. This cap, which I picked up in Detroit at a game last summer, has a navy blue brim and crown, with an Old English style D on the front. One of the most classic caps in the game that more people should have. Shout out to Matt O'Reilly for being the best torso-backdrop model in the world for this picture.