Sunday, October 25, 2015

Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Cap

Today's post is a Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series cap. On this date in 1987 Twins brought the first championship to Minnesota after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games. The Twins won their first Word Series while wearing new uniforms, including the iconic underlined M logo that adorned the caps from 1987 to 2000. As a die-hard Twins fan, this is one of my favorite caps in my collection!
The '87 Twins made a magical run to the World Series under the watch of manager Tom Kelly. "TK" won the World Series in his first full season as manager of the Twins, a rare feat.

The 1987 season was the first for the Twins in their iconic pinstriped uniforms. The previous set had pullover jerseys with red caps at home and navy caps on the road. With the introduction of the 1987 set, a new word mark was introduced and pinstripes were added. The navy cap with the new M logo was used full time.

1987 also introduced the Homer Hanky, which has become a favorite among Twins fans. This was also the first World Series to ever have games played indoors.

This cap is part of the World Series patch collection by New Era, and features no MLB logo on the back, staying true to the time period.

I have owned this cap for years now, but am still in the process of re-creating a 1987 Twins jersey. I'm considering adding a World Series patch to the sleeve, despite that not being historically accurate.

The Twins would go on to win the 1991 World Series as well, which used a very similar logo (1987 is replaced with 1991). Hopefully under Paul Molitor the Twins can bring another World Series trophy home soon!

And for your enjoyment, Game 7 of the 1987 World Series in its entirety!

1 comment:

  1. Great hat and excellent post. Looking forward to more.