A SPORT Gallery Exclusive! Get the Jackie Robinson look!
The Story: The Montreal Royals were a professional minor league franchise that played from 1897 to 1917, and from 1928 to 1960. For that second period, the Royals were a Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Affiliate. And it was the Royals' relationship with the Dodgers that ensured the team would be widely remembered.
In 1946, Branch Rickey, President and GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed Jackie Robinson to a minor league contract. This made Robinson the first black man to be part of a MLB-affiliated roster, breaking the unofficial, but thoroughly enforced, colour barrier. He was a sensation in Montreal from the start, winning the fans' hearts with a hot bat and daring base stealing. In his one season with the Royals Robinson hit .349 with 113 runs and a whopping 40 stolen bases. That year Robinson would guide the Royals to 100 wins and a 1st-place IL finish, and to a Junior World Series victory against the Kansas City Blues of the American Association.
The Design: Our best-selling hat is back. The "archive" is a true classic, with its dad-hat fit and its adjustable fabric strapback it's perfect for men, women, and kids. The felt "M" replicates what the Royals wore back in the day.
- One size fits all, adjustable strapback
- Blue cotton with Ivory felt "M"
- Officially licensed by the MILB
- Inspired by the 1946 Royals cap worn by Jackie Robinson
Exchange or store credit within 30 days. We do not offer refunds, but our team is here and happy to help you find something else! All holiday gifts bought in store or online can be exchanged until January 15, 2022. Sale items and custom order items are always final sale.
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