Montreal Expos Caps History

MLB expanded to Canada in 1969 with the Montreal Expos. The team was named after the highly successful Expo 67 world's fair. The team introduced a revolutionary tri-color cap that would change styles forever, as many teams started using different front panel colors on their caps in the 1970's. The logo is a stylized "M" with a red lowercase "e" on the left side (for Expos) and a blue lowercase "b" on the right (for Baseball). The team relocated to Washington after the 2004 season.


KM Pro

The famous pinwheel cap.


Around 1974-75 New Era nylon caps were first used. Very likely that not all players chose to wear nylon caps at that time. I believe the team also wore KM Pro wool caps through 1976.

New Era

New Era

This alternate cap was worn on occasion in 1976 to mark the baseball centennial.


With KM Pro closed, the Expos use Roman Pro wool caps in 1977-78.

Roman Pro


By 1979 or so the Expos are wearing New Era exclusively. Insignias on New Era caps are a stitched-on patch.

New Era


All-nylon caps and grey underbrims appear in 1982.

New Era


In 1990, the cap returns to wool except for the front white panel which is nylon. Now the logo is directly embroidered onto the cap.

New Era


Caps become all blue.

New Era

COLLECTOR'S ALERT! This cap is undeniably from 1992 based on the tags and the MLB logo, which was glued onto the back of caps only in 1992. Except that, the Expos switched to all-blue caps in 1992. This style cap was retired after 1991 and was never used on-field.

Raised embroidery appears in 1996.

After the 2004 season the Expos relocate to Washington.


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