Tip your caps to the Hall of Famers

July 24, 2014

Even if they might not have a logo on them.

In cases where new inductees have played for multiple teams, it’s become something of an issue as to which cap they want on their plaque. There have been rumors that some teams will pay for the privilege of having their logo on display in Cooperstown and that the Hall has stepped in to make the decision for players, to the annoyance of some.

This article by The New York Times‘ Richard Sandomir of The New York Times reports that Greg Maddux and Tony LaRussa — who were associated with several ball clubs — have opted to go with the blank look their chapeaux.

This isn’t the first time: as the article indicates, Catfish Hunter is logoless which Yogi Berra, who spent just about all of his “important” years with the New York Yankees, is shown in profile. And some of the early players dare go go bare-headed.

The Hall of Fame plaque of Catfish Hunter features a cap with no logo.

By the way, titles about the class of 2014 include:

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