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Geek-Out: ’61 Road Reds with Chicken!

August 15, 2013 – 9:38 pm | 3 Comments
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Yes, that is the FAMOUS CHICKEN’s autograph! Yes, yet another combed-cotton American Needle cap — I’m on to all the OTHER adjustable versions of mine!…

‘Belters end streak with 6-0 over Miners

August 15, 2013 – 8:04 pm |
MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, exploded early on offense, received a complete game from Michael Schweiss and broke a ten-game losing streak with a…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1913 Giants “Stars & Stripes”

August 14, 2013 – 9:45 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Starsy-stripesy! The first time a Major League Baseball team wore a “stars & stripes” cap was in 1913, and the team didn’t even wear it…

‘Belters drop 10th straight

August 13, 2013 – 10:15 pm |
MARION, Ill. – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, gave up a late lead and dropped their tenth straight game, 3-2 on Tuesday night to the Southern Illinois…

Geek-Out: Combed-cotton 1901 Tigers

August 13, 2013 – 6:35 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek That actually looks like a tiger…. Hard to believe the Detroit Tigers ever wore a uniform without the Old English D on the cap and…

Geek-Out: Adjustable combed-cotton ’59 Sox

August 12, 2013 – 5:32 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek A favorite cap of mine — 14 years old, and looks every year of it! American Needle made variations of their great Cooperstown Classic Collection…

Top Coach podcast is live!

August 12, 2013 – 2:03 pm |
We are thrilled to announce the release of episode 1 of the new Top Coach podcast from Cornbelt Sports. Top Coach is a new interview show, hosted by editor Jack…

Geek-Out: 1910 “Yankees”

August 10, 2013 – 5:21 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek That’s a HIGHLANDERS cap! All it takes is looking at the tag inside the cap to see what American Needle called these great combed-cotton caps…

‘Belters fall to Boomers

August 9, 2013 – 10:29 pm |
NORMAL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, extended their season-long losing streak to six games with a back-and-forth 5-4 loss to the Schaumburg Boomers on Friday night…

Geek-Out: 1918 Indians combed-cotton cap

August 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Nice, accurate job on this ’18 Indians cap Another of my American Needle combed-cotton “easy-fitted” caps they stopped making about a dozen years ago —…

CornBelters’ catcher picked up by Rockies

August 8, 2013 – 4:38 pm |
CornBelters’ catcher picked up by Rockies NORMAL, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have sold the contract of rookie catcher Alex San Juan to the Colorado Rockies organization. Prior to joining the…

Throwback Thursday Geek-Out: 1912 Brooklyn Dodgers

August 8, 2013 – 4:35 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek 1912 Brooklyn Dodgers road cap About half my Geek-Outs qualify as “Throwbacks,” I’d imagine. So what makes this one so special — other than the…

CornBelters add two to roster

August 8, 2013 – 9:23 am |
NORMAL, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, have signed experienced outfielder, Rogelio Noris, and experienced infielder, Aaron Dudley. Both have been playing professional baseball since 2007…

Geek-Out: DIY ’76 Dick Allen Phils helmet

August 6, 2013 – 9:09 pm |
By Tom Jackson Cap Geek Bax digs the new lid. He always was a Dick Allen fan — more of his R&B music than his ballplaying…. Got some birthday cash…
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