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1974 Red Sox hat
When did they wear this?

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:22 AM

I picked up this hat the other day at the store near Fenway. The Hall of Fame's uniform database agrees that this is some kind of 1974 alternate model. But, I can't find any photographs or video indicating that they actually wore this.

I was wondering if anyone remembered them or had any visual evidence that they really existed?

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Devin
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:26 AM

It's similiar (sic) to a 1974 hat, but it's not.

They NEVER had BLACK instead of navy blue.

I am wearing a hat that looks like a 1975-78 hat, but it is not. It is bright red with a black beak, Back then they had a navy nlue beak. I am wearing a early 21st century RETRO hat. You have a 1974 RETRO hat, probably made around 2001 A.D.
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 01:31 PM

Actually, that is navy. (or at least the one I have is navy, I picked that photo off google) I think it might be slightly darker than the current hats are, but it's blue. The wierd thing is that I never saw any sign that a trianglular-panel hat existed on the field until very recently, so I was wondering if it was fake retro like the bright red pullover jerseys you sometimes see for sale or if it was actually worn by players before they switched to the red one in 75.

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE=Devin Clancy,Dec 2 2003, 01:18 AM] I picked up this hat the other day at the store near Fenway. The Hall of Fame's uniform database agrees that this is some kind of 1974 alternate model. But, I can't find any photographs or video indicating that they actually wore this.

I was wondering if anyone remembered them or had any visual evidence that they really existed?

Thanks,

Devin [/QUOTE]
oh they existed

I remember Bill Lee putting a propeller on top of his :sox

from Baseball Digest

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THE HEART: Bill Lee

There was a group of people who used to stand outside Fenway Park when the Red Sox were in town to catch a glimpse of Bill Lee as he arrived at the stadium, to exchange ideas and hear his opinions. And Lee had ideas.

He once said the secret to life was "at Fernwood Court in Topanga Canyon."

The reason?

"That's where the dragon lives." When the Red Sox switched to a two-tone baseball cap, he protested by wearing a propeller atop his.


Bill Lee source
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Posted 02 December 2003 - 09:41 PM

Devin Clancy, on Dec 2 2003, 01:18 AM, said:

I picked up this hat the other day at the store near Fenway. The Hall of Fame's uniform database agrees that this is some kind of 1974 alternate model. But, I can't find any photographs or video indicating that they actually wore this.

I was wondering if anyone remembered them or had any visual evidence that they really existed?

Thanks,

Devin

Is it perhaps a BP or Spring Training hat? Or are those relatively new items.

Paul
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Posted 03 December 2003 - 08:36 AM

My retro Sox hat is all red, with the white B and navy bill, I've never actually seen the one you posted being worn. Then again I was 2 in 74 and only started watching baseball in the late 70s... Pretty cool hat though.
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Posted 04 December 2003 - 07:26 PM

I have seen that hat before. I was recently thumbing through a '75 year book. They showed action shots from the previous year. I was too young to remember the players wearing them but I did have a friend who purchased both a plastic batting helmet and felt cap of that style. It was in the 70s pill semi pill box style worn on the crown of the head. A beautiful hat indeed.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

The alternate 1974 hat was actually one that the Sox ended up wearing every day at some point. The two front panels on the cap were red and the rest of teh hat was traditional blue (side and back panels as well as the bill). A lot of teams started this trend. The Brewers had yellow as the front two panels and the Orioles had white. I actually fondly recall this cap as my favorite Sox cap. The following year they went with the complete red cap and blue bill and kept that style through 1978. I am attaching a link to a 1974 photo of El Tiante with the cap in question. Nice cap. Too bad that was the year the Sox lost Fisk to a knee injury and a 7-game lead on the Orioles along with it :-(

1974 Tiant photo

I was hoping that I could just post the picture but the file is too big.
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:01 PM

Holy Thread Mining Batman!

Edit: and welcome to the board Jay-Roc

This post has been edited by BigSlick: 11 August 2010 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:04 PM

My contribution:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/1a/a/AAAADNc2BawAAAAAABqj5A.jpg?v=1229395080000
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:42 PM

Those look pretty cool, but I prefer the 75-78 hats. I really wish they'd at least wear those uniforms as special throwbacks once or twice. They throw all these new alternates with navy blue and a red jersey, yet I cannot remember them ever going back to their history and wearing the 70s jerseys. I don't understand why.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

Because they're f*cking ugly.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

View PostMrNewEngland, on 12 August 2010 - 07:05 AM, said:

Because they're f*cking ugly.

those '74 hats are ugly but i really like my '75 Fisk throwback jersey.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

Do you wear it and jump up and down waving/willing a ball to stay fair?
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

View PostMrNewEngland, on 12 August 2010 - 12:45 PM, said:

Do you wear it and jump up and down waving/willing a ball to stay fair?

of course not. it is the road jersey.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:18 PM

No, idiots, the 1974 hats were worn in 1974. If I was on the board when this question was asked, I would have quit this board that day. Sheesh.
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