Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Baseball has been played in prison yards since it began. I will make team caps of some of our country's most famous prisons.
The Attica Correctional Facility is a penitentiary in Attica, New York.
It held many of the most dangerous criminals of the time when it was constructed in the 1930s. A tear gas system is installed in the mess hall and industry areas and has been used to quell conflicts in these areas. The prison now holds many inmates who are serving various types of sentences (short-term to life sentences), and who are usually sent to the facility because of disciplinary problems in other facilities.
Attica is knowm for it's famous riot in 1971 which resulted in 39 deaths, of which 29 were inmates and 10 were correctional officers held hostage. They died by gunfire from state troopers and guards.
Logo is hand screened , cut and sewn felt
The Salem Raiders were a former professional hockey team that played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League during the 1981-82 season.
In their one season in the ACHL, they finished with a record of 32-15-0, which was the best record in the league.
The Raiders were led by Dave MacQueen, who had 43 goals and 73 points in 36 games, and Tom Mullen, who led the team with 35 assists. MacQueen's goals and points totals and Mullen's assists totals led the league in their respective categories.
The Raiders would later cease operations after the 1981-1982 season.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
The Binghamton Triplets were a minor league baseball team in Binghamton, New York, affiliated with the New York Yankees (1932-1961, 1965-1968).
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Vancouver Millionaires (later known as the Vancouver Maroons) were a professional ice hockey team that played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the Western Canada Hockey League between 1911 and 1926. Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, the team played in Denman Arena, the first artificial ice surface in Canada and the largest indoor ice rink in the world.
The Millionaires/Maroons won PCHA championships six times (1915, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924) and won the Stanley Cup once, in 1915, against the Ottawa Senators of the NHA.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The New York Americans were a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, the third expansion team in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the second to play in the United States. The team never won the Stanley Cup championship. It may be more famous for its first owner, a bootlegger in New York City, and the behaviour of its team members and staff. While it was the first team in New York, it was eclipsed by the second, the New York Rangers, eventually failed and was taken over by the NHL. The team's final season was 1941–42. The demise of the Americans marked the beginning of the NHL's Original Six era.
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West Coast Negro Baseball League only operated for part of the 1946 season. Its objective was for teams composed of black ballplayers to play games in stadiums used by teams in the Pacific Coast League while their regular occupants were playing on the road. The league comprised six teams located in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA. It folded in July of its only year of operation.
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Cap patch is vintage 70's
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The Miami Marlins was the name of a Class AAA American minor league baseball franchise based in Miami, Florida, that played in the International League from 1956 through 1960.
Leroy "Satchel" Paige, played for them when he was in his fifties.
Their team color were royal blue and orange but I decided to do this one in the Dolphins colorway.
Logo twill on felt
The Baltimore Stallions were a Canadian football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, which played the 1994 and 1995 seasons. They were very successful in those two years. In '94 they won their division but lost to the B.C. Lions in The Grey Cup. The following year they won it all and became the only US team to win the Grey Cup.
The team name started out as the Baltimore Colts but the team was sued by the NFL over the Colts name. As a result they were know as "The Team Without A Name", Baltimore F.C., Baltimore CFLers, then finally the Stallions.
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The Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League (or KOM League) was a name of an American minor league baseball league which was established in 1946. It existed for seven seasons.
The Independence Yankees were a minor league affiliate of the New york Yankees from 1947 to 1950.
Mickey Mantle played for the team during the 1949 season.
The Staten Island Stapletons also known as the Staten Island Stapes were a professional American football team founded in 1915 that played in the National Football League from 1929 to 1930. The team was based in the Stapleton section of Staten Island. Under the shortened nickname the "Stapes" they played an additional two seasons from 1931 to 1932. Jack Shapiro, who was a blocking back for the Stapletons, was the shortest player in NFL history. The team was based in Staten Island, New York.
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