Posted: 10:10 am Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Braves’ new cap for spring 2014 

By David O'Brien

In the 40th-anniversary year of Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run, the Braves will wear a throwback-style cap at spring training that’s similar to what “the Hammer” and the Braves wore in 1974. The cap will also be worn during regular-season batting practice and possibly for a home series.

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The cap has the lower-case cursive “A” on a white background, while the bill and back half of the cap is a darker blue than what was featured on the ’70s caps. The darker blue matches the current uniform.

Cap manufacturer New Era announced the new cap Wednesday and said the Braves, White Sox and Blue Jays would have new cap designs for spring training. Teams can also use them as alternate caps during the regular season.

12 comments
TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Tiny Tim got married on Johnny Carson. In memory of Jay and the Tonight Show, how about they all wear a Tiny Tim wig and go to Piedmont Park after for the Gay Day Parade!

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Babe Ruth played for the Boston Braves. Why don't they stuff a pillow in their waist and play with those uniforms?

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Why don't they simply wear some flannel pajamas like the 1880 Braves?

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

That's the ugliest piece of crap in history - have they gone mad??

SOB
SOB

Who's in charge of this lunacy? Trust me, it was even uglier, if you can believe that, with the  infantile baby blue instead of the dark navy which was not the color of those uniforms. The Braves' hat is medium navy blue, with a red bill, and a a white cursive style "A" on the front. That's it, people. Nobody buy this rip off, shabby, non-historic piece of idiocy -- unless you happen to have a two year old who is a huge Braves' fan! 1957 World Series hat would have been the best and most logical choice here...

TLHGator
TLHGator

Why highlight one of the most futile periods in Braves history, 1972-1980, when the team had only 2 winning seasons: 1974, 88-74 and 1980, 81-80?  Only 2 good memories from this period: Henry Aaron becoming the all-time HR king and the 74 season.

northbeach_scott
northbeach_scott

That is a hideous excuse for a cap and bad memories from some bad Braves teams. Would rather honor Hank with a 1957 vintage World Series cap.

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

"I will take davey Johnson on 2nd base any day, over Uggla." - Tougher

Good call ! Davey Johnson or Felix Millan weren't too shabby on 2B back in the day

 Its amazing to me how someone that batted .179 has a starting job in the majors.

Tougher
Tougher

I will take davey Johnson on 2nd base any day, over Uggla.

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

this cap reminds me of of the LOSING 1970s Atlanta Braves: Biff Pocoroba, Preston Hanna, Sugar Bear Blanks and Rowland Office.

I'd take Marty Perez on 2B over Dan Uggla any day.