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Northwestern University 1917 Vintage Ballcap

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Description: Authentic reproduction of the original Northwestern University 1917 ballcap. Hand-sewn in wool, this cap is built to last a lifetime.

Product Details:

  • Made in the USA
  • Gray wool with purple wool visor and button
  • Purple felt "N"
  • Standard visor with green satin under visor
  • Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
  • Satin taping with cotton sweatband
  • Item #: NWN17C

League: Collegiate Baseball

History: The 1917 Northwestern Wildcats baseball team was managed by Notre Dame grad and former professional baseball player "Wee" Willie McGill.

"There are some very likely youngsters among the freshman who, under McGill's tutelage, should develop into valuable men." (Syllabus yearbook)

The team finished with a 4-4 record in what would be McGill's first and last season at the helm. The Wildcats of today play their home games in Rocky Miller Park in Evanston, Illinois.

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Our caps faithfully replicate historic professional baseball caps from 1900 to 1970 and fit differently than modern caps. Try wrapping a piece of string around your head where a cap would naturally fit and then measure the string to find your size.

Size Head Measurement (in inches)
7 21 5/8”
7 1/8 22”
7 1/4 22 3/8”
7 3/8 22 3/4”
7 1/2 23 1/8"
7 5/8 23 1/2"
7 3/4 23 7/8"
7 7/8 24 1/4"
8 24 5/8"

Adjustable caps fit up to a size 7 5/8.

Measuring Guide

We offer three kinds of ballcap visors:

Pre-1940 ballcaps were made with soft visors so players could fold them up and put them in their back pockets. Later visors were done in standard (stiff visor) or short (also a soft visor). Check the product details to see which type of visor each cap has.

Soft Visor

Standard Visor

Short Visor

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