This cap was worn by the St. Louis Browns in 1953, the year before the team moved to Baltimore and became the Orioles. But more than a relic of a bygone team, this hat could very well be called the prototype of New Era's signature 59Fifty cap. It's a six-panel fitted wool cap with a leather headband, visor embroidery, and dark green coloring under the brim -- all elements that would become hallmarks of the 59Fifty when it debuted in 1954.
Text: Dante A. Ciampaglia
Photo: Dante A. Ciampaglia/SIKids