words // Nick Engvall

Each year, Major League Baseball Players take to the field wearing Stars & Stripes fitteds in the Red, White and Blue of the United States flag. For Memorial Day, Independence Day, and for those lucky enough to be voted on to the MLB All-Star teams, players are given the special makeup colors to pay tribute to our country, our troops serving in our military, and America’s pastime.

This year’s Stars & Stripes on-field hats from New Era are the popular¬†59FIFTY models. While last year’s version featured a colored bill in either blue or red, and a white upper with a color-matched (to the bill) team logo. The 2011 Stars & Stripe fitted hat features a unique look with a similar approach. The 2011 version uses the same red or blue bill configuration but with the upper panels, the front panels remain white, while the surrounding panels are matched to the color of the bill. Check out some of the colorways below.

Available now: New Era 59FIFTY Stars & Stripes Fitted Caps

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