Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1922 US Tour of Japan ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.
Made in the USA
Genuine travel gray wool broadcloth, navy visor, patch emblem
Soft visor with green satin under visor
Vintage hair cloth backed buckram crown
Satin taping with cotton sweatband
Item #: UST22C
League: Independent League
History: American League President Ban Johnson sent a team of stars led by Red Sox third-baseman Herb Hunter. The team included Casey Stengel, Waite Hoyte, and George Kelley on a goodwill tour of Japan in 1922. The American professionals dominated their Japanese opposition and were accused of bad sportsmanship by the Japanese for throwing away a game to the amateur Mita team.