Description: Authentic reproduction of the original 1935 Mi-Tee Monarchs 8-panel ballcap. Hand-sewn from genuine wool baseball cloth. This cap is built to last a lifetime.
Made in the USA
Genuine purple wool broadcloth with felt emblem
Soft standard visor with green satin under visor
Vintage soft 8-panel crown
Satin taping with leather sweatband
Adjustable sizes come with leather strap and antiqued brass closure
Item #: MTM35C8
League: Independent Black Team
History: As in professional baseball, America's Black Citizens were for many decades shut out of participation in the fraternal organizations which were a major part of the social fabric in the United States. African-Americans therefore created their own organizations, and the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, or "Black Elks" - were formed in 1899. The Monarch Lodge #45 in Harlem was one of the most important local chapters of the Black Elks. They were involved in the fight for fair labor practices and many other social justice causes. They also fielded a fine baseball team, called the Mi-Tee Monarchs. We were fortunate to see color photographs of this historic 8-panel cap, and it is one of our current favorites.