A good reason to hit the ballpark this Independence Day weekend: 106 Minor League Baseball clubs will wear specialty New Era Cap Company “Stars & Stripes” caps, featuring a navy bill and a gray crown with the participating club’s logo with stars and/or stripes in red, white and blue.
The 106 clubs and Major League Baseball Properties, Minor League Baseball’s licensing agent, have agreed to donate all royalties from the sales of these caps to Welcome Back Veterans, a program which addresses the needs of returning American Veterans and their families. New Era Cap Company is donating a portion of the sales to Welcome Back Veterans.
This is the fourth consecutive year that MiLB clubs have taken part in the “Stars & Stripes” cap program. The caps will be available for purchase in the ballparks of participating clubs, as well as on some clubs’ websites.
The following clubs are participating in the “Stars & Stripes” program: the Aberdeen IronBirds; Altoona Curve; Asheville Tourists; Auburn Doubledays; Bakersfield Blaze; Beloit Snappers; Billings Mustangs; Bluefield Blue Jays; Boise Hawks; Bradenton Marauders; Brooklyn Cyclones; Buffalo Bisons; Burlington Bees; Burlington Royals; Carolina Mudcats; Charleston RiverDogs; Charlotte Knights; Charlotte Stone Crabs; Chattanooga Lookouts; Clearwater Threshers; Clinton LumberKings; Colorado Springs Sky Sox; Columbus Clippers; Corpus Christi Hooks; Danville Braves; Dayton Dragons; Durham Bulls; Erie SeaWolves; Everett AquaSox; Fort Wayne TinCaps; Frederick Keys; Fresno Grizzlies; Frisco RoughRiders; Grand Junction Rockies; Great Falls Voyagers; Greensboro Grasshoppers; Greeneville Astros; Greenville Drive; Gwinnett Braves; Harrisburg Senators; High Desert Mavericks; Hillsboro Hops; Hudson Valley Renegades; Idaho Falls Chukars; Indianapolis Indians; Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino; Iowa Cubs; Jackson Generals; Jacksonville Suns; Johnson City Cardinals; Kane County Cougars; Lake County Captains; Lake Elsinore Storm; Lakeland Tigers; Lakewood BlueClaws; Lancaster JetHawks; Lansing Lugnuts; Las Vegas 51s; Lehigh Valley IronPigs; Lexington Legends; Louisville Bats; Memphis Redbirds; Midland RockHounds; Missoula Osprey; Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Nashville Sounds; New Britain Rock Cats; New Hampshire Fisher Cats; New Orleans Zephyrs; Ogden Raptors; Oklahoma RedHawks; Omaha Storm Chasers; Orem Owlz; Pawtucket Red Sox; Pensacola Blue Wahoos; Peoria Chiefs; Portland Sea Dogs; Potomac Nationals; Quad Cities River Bandits; Reno Aces; Richmond Flying Squirrels; Rochester Red Wings; Rome Braves; Round Rock Express; Sacramento River Cats; San Antonio Missions; San Jose Giants; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders; Springfield Cardinals; St. Lucie Mets; State College Spikes; Staten Island Yankees; Stockton Ports; Tacoma Rainiers; Tennessee Smokies; Toledo Mud Hens; Trenton Thunder; Tri-City ValleyCats; Tucson Padres; Tulsa Drillers; West Michigan Whitecaps; West Virginia Power; Williamsport Crosscutters; Wilmington Blue Rocks; Winston-Salem Dash; and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
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