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Puerto Rico Marlins 1961 Vintage Ballcap

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Description: Authentic reproduction of the original Puerto Rico Marlins 1961 ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.

Product Details:

  • Made in the USA
  • Genuine American royal blue wool broadcloth
  • Embroidered orange "PR"
  • Standard visor with green satin under visor
  • Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
  • Adjustable size comes with a leather strap and antiqued brass closure
  • Satin taping with cotton sweatband
  • Item# PRM61C

League: International League

History: William McDonald Jr. purchased the Miami Marlins in 1960 and moved them to San Juan, PR for the 1961 season. Although a hotbed of winter league baseball, support for the Marlins was poor, and travel from other International League cities as far away as Toronto, Canada was costly. After receiving an offer for a $1 ballpark lease from city officials in Charleston, WV, McDonald packed up the Marlins on May 19th and moved to the mainland. Another fun fact about the '61 Marlins: Joe Schultz – later of "Ball Four" fame, was the manager. Pound those Budweisers, boys!

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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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