Ebbets - Rochester Red Wings (1950) Vintage Baseball Cap

The Rochester Red Wings are a Minor League Baseball team of the Triple-A East and the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Rochester, New York, and play their home games at Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester. Founded in 1899, they are the oldest continuously operating sports franchise in North America below the major league level.

The team would capture three more league championships in the Cardinals era, those coming in 1952, 1955, and 1956. In the fall of 1956, the Cardinals ceased to operate the Red Wings and put both the team and the stadium up for sale. In response, Morrie Silver, a Rochester businessman, formed Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. (RCB) and spearheaded a drive to sell shares in RCB to raise money to buy the Red Wings and Red Wing Stadium to ensure that the franchise would remain in Rochester. The attempt was successful as RCB purchased both entities from the Cardinals on February 27, 1957, in an event that was dubbed the "72 Day Miracle". RCB, composed of fans of the team as shareholders, continues to own and operate the club to this day, making the Red Wings one of two current American professional sports franchises that are publicly owned.

This is an authentic reproduction of the original 1950 Rochester Red Wings Vintage Ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is designed to replicate the original baseball caps and designed built to last a lifetime!

DETAILS:

  • Hand made in the USA
  • Genuine Navy wool broadcloth with sewn patch "Red Wings" logo"
  • Standard visor with green satin under visor
  • Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
  • Satin taping with cotton sweatband
  • Adjustable sizes come with a black leather strap and antiqued brass closure

Item# RRW50C
League: International League

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