Vintage Chicago Whales 1915 Baseball Cap

Vintage Chicago Whales 1915 Baseball Cap

EFCWL15C8 $49.00

 VINTAGE CHICAGO BASEBALL

  • Made in the USA
  • Authentic wool broadcloth with felt emblem
  • Soft visor with green satin underpinning
  • Vintage haircloth-backed buckram crown
  • Satin taping with cotton sweatband
  • Adjustable leather strap and weathered brass closure
  • Historically precise 

This team's existence was brief: officially founded in 1914 and disbanded in 1915. It matched the short lived tenure of the Federal League they played in and most people referred to the team as the Chicago "Feds" (thanks to the lack of a formal team name in the beginning).

Charles Weeghman, owner of the team, was bent on outdoing his rivals (the Cubs and White Sox) with the class of the organization.  This led him to build one of the most advanced ballparks of his day. That building is the stadium now known as Wrigley field, home of the Chicago Cubs, and is the only Federal League stadium still in use.

While the life of the team may have been short, their beloved logo remains widely popular. Simple yet remarkable, it is an appropriate and subtle commemoration of their origins. 

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