The results of the first Ballcap Blog poll "In what decade was your favorite ballcap used?" are in: We have a tie between the 1960s and 70s. However, because the 70s was in the lead for most of the time the poll was up, I have decided to make this next blog a tribute to the caps of the 70s.
"That 70s Ballcap Blog"
Let’s enjoy some of the more flashy, outlandish, and unforgettable ballcaps from the 1970s, shall we?
Feel free to crank up the volume and enjoy “That 70s Song (In The Street)” by Cheap Trick, which was the theme song for the sitcom “That 70s Show”, and enjoy the blog.
1971 saw the California Angles with this interesting one-year design.
Who could forget the "kelley green" caps of the Oakland A’s, the most dominating team of that decade?
I once saw an MLB commercial a few years back where someone said “If baseball can survive Astros uniforms, baseball can survive anything.” I guess they were right!
This Atlanta Braves cap was immortalized by Hank Aaron when he hit his 715th home run in 1974.
The Milwaukee Brewers added more color to their road uniforms by adding a yellow front panel to their caps.
The San Francisco giants wore more traditional-looking uniforms for most of the 70s and finally gave in to the more flamboyant designs and colors in 1977. By 1983, they had gone back to more plain uniforms.
Who could forget the Seattle Mariners plain, yet striking pitchfork logo?
The San Diego Padres bell caps were my favorites. But you knew that. ‘Nuff said…
In 1976 five National League clubs celebrated the “Senior Circuit’s” 100th anniversary by adopting the “Pillbox” caps. For the Pittsburgh Pirates it stuck, and they kept it for 10 years! It’s easily one of the most popular baseball caps of all time. Willie Stargell would award teammates with "Stargell Stars" on their caps for excellent plays on the field.
I love this Boston Red Sox cap. Who can forget Carlton Fisk’s dramatic home run in the 1975 World Series while wearing the helmet version of this cap?
I don’t have a clue why the White Sox shifted to red as their main color for a few years in the 70s. I have seen many people ignorant of this cap’s history call it a Red Sox cap. Gee, I wonder why?
What was your favorite 70s ballcap? Discuss in the comments!