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Boston Americans

1901

Home white and grey road caps both have rings.

1902

Road cap is solid navy.

1903

Home cap is white with one ring, road cap is solid grey.

1904-07

Home cap is solid white, road cap solid grey.

Boston Red Sox

1908-12

Main color changes from navy to red. Home cap is solid white, road cap solid grey.

1912

Pinstripes added to both caps. Road stripes are more numerous.

Horace Partridge

1913-15

Road cap returns to solid grey.

1915-18

Pinstripes added to road jersey and caps in 1915, and removed from home jerseys and caps during 1915.

Wright & Ditson

1919-20

Home cap and jersey are solid white, road solid grey.

1921-30

Pinstripes added to caps.

1931

Red sock logo on caps.

1932

Plain white home, grey road.

1933-35

Navy cap with a block B.

1936-45

New style "B" introduced.

Spalding

Tim McAuliffe/Spalding

1946-47

Wide B with white trim.

This Horace Partidge cap was made by Leslie. Not sure if the team wore them but Partridge was a Red Sox distributor into the early 50's even as most of their gear eas supplied by Tim McAuliffe by then.

Horace Partridge/Leslie

Tim McAuliffe/Spalding

1948-54

The B gets a bit thinner especially the middle and bottom.

Tim McAuliffe/Leslie

1955-56

The B becomes narrow and is embroidered for the first time.

Tim McAuliffe/KM Pro

1957-66

Serifs on the B become much shorter.

Tim McAuliffe/KM Pro

1967-73

The B becomes a bit narrower and the serifs lengthen again.

Tim McAuliffe/KM Pro

KM Pro

1974

KM Pro

A new red front panel alternate introduced in 1974 is used daily by mid-season.

1975-76

Both navy and red front caps disappear after spring training. Caps go all red. KM Pro stops using Roman Art for logos, which get thicker.

KM Pro

1977-78

The demise of KM Pro brings in Roman Pro, and the logo gets thin again. There are New Era red caps too but I don't believe the Sox wore those - anyone know for sure?

Roman Pro

1979-1986

Devon was one of the companies founded by buying some KM Pro equipment after KM failed in 1976 (Roman Pro being the other). Devon caps were used to 1987. Caps return to navy. The logo gets thicker.

Devon

Twins Enterprises

Devon is bought by Twins Enterprises, and though I've been told some players try them out briefly I've never seen a Twins gamer.

1986-1992

Around 1986 the Sox start using both New Era and Sports Specialties. Serifs are longer, and SS caps have raised embroidery, at least at first.

New Era

Sports Specialties

New Era

Sports Specialties

MLB Batterman logo initially appears as a glued on patch in 1992 then is embroidered on later in the year as a single color, then later in team colors.

1993-1996

Grey undervisors debut in 1993, and embroidery is raised.

New Era

1997

The serifs are lengthened once again.

New Era

The Sox trot out not one but two alternate caps in 1997. Both are shelved almost instantly, but remain official alternates through 2000.

1998-2006

Alternates are gone.

New Era

2007-08

New Era

Polyester caps and black underbrims debut.

2009

For 2009 the Sox wear an alternate cap with a red stocking logo. Though the cap isn't worn after 2009 it remains an official alternate.

New Era

2010-12

Alternate cap with a red stocking logo no longer used but remains an official alternate.

New Era

2013

BP cap used a few times.

New Era

2014-present

BP cap dropped.

New Era

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