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Ball Caps of the 20th Century - Semi-Pro Teams - NEW YORK REDS 1948

In the late 1950's, the Soviets announced that before Abner Doubleday invented baseball, Russian immigrants introduced the game of lapta to Americans. Be that as it may, a group of Russian semi-pros working on the mysterious lost NYC subway station at 76th St. in Brooklyn formed the NY Reds. In one exhibition they played the Whites who boasted the greatest Russian player of all time, one Victor Starffin, the first career 300-game winner in Japanese professional baseball. He had fled there during the Russian Revolution in 1917. Although the Whites won all three games, the Reds had their revenge as Starffin was killed some years later by a Subway in Tokyo. All Navy Wool, 3 Visor, Red Felt Logo.

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