The Altoona Curve, double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, introduced two alternate caps that pay homage to different eras from the team’s history yesterday.
The first features the team’s “Keystone A” logo, a reference to their home state of Pennsylvania, the “Keystone State.” That logo has been part of the team’s suite since 2011.
The second, which the team is calling “Classic Curve,” features one of the team’s early logos, a baseball streaming smoke behind it, forming the cross stroke through the letter A.
The new caps will be part of the team’s celebration of its 20th season in 2018.
Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.