SAN FRANCISCO SEALS 1940
The Seals were charter members of the Pacific Coast League founded in 1903. The mild climate of the west coast allowed the PCL to play a much longer season than the major leagues and the other eastern professional baseball leagues. Seasons often ran 200 games or more, especially in the early years. In the 1905 season, the Seals set the all-time PCL record by playing 230 games. By 1931 they played in the 18,600-seat Seals Stadium, the class of the PCL and celebrated that year by winning the PCL pennant. In 1933, Joe DiMaggio as a Seal hit safely in 61 straight games. The 1940 cap celebrates the young Ferris “Burrhead” Fain, 2 time batting champion in the waning days of the Philadelphia A’s, the best fielding first baseman of his time, hot head and premier marijuana grower. Navy Wool Body, Navy Firm 3” Visor, Navy on Orange Felt Appliqué Logo.