Most people know about the Pittsburgh Pirates wearing the old “pillbox”-style caps for a few years in the 1970’s and 1980’s. What I didn’t know was that the St. Louis Cardinals and a few other National League teams did the same in 1976 to celebrate the League’s centennial. The Cardinals even took it to a new level of ridiculousness by ensuring that their road helmets also had the striping painted on.
This is a decision that probably could have been reconsidered. Lou Brock would agree… and he’s in the Hall of Fame.