An annual tradition in Latin American winter league baseball is the Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series). Played after the end of each league’s respective winter league the best teams out of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela take each other on in a round-robin format. The team with the worst record is eliminated and the remaining four teams are bracketed and play until a champion is declared.
This cap is from 2014, where Liga Mexicana Pacifico (Mexican Pacific League) champion Naranjeros de Hermosillo (Hermosillo Orange Growers) won the Caribbean Series against Puerto Rico. The MVP of the 2014 Serie was Chris Roberson, who also plays for my hometown team and 2016-17 LMP champion Aguilas de Mexicali.
Red brim and squatcho
Red and white M
White New Era logo
The cap and jerseys worn by each team in the Serie del Caribe change every season. This season’s look was standard for Mexico with the tricolor in full effect. Through my research I’ve yet to find a picture of the team utilizing this exact cap, though it is common for New Era Mexico to produce numerous designs for the Serie del Caribe and only have two or three worn during play.
On the wearer’s right (cap left) is the logo for the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico, indicative that the Mexico team is represented by a team from the league.
The rear of the cap features the Mexican flag and Mexico wordmark similar to the one worn on the team’s jersey.
The underbrim and sweatband are standard fare for on-field caps: black on black.
Cap Availability Status: Rare
This particular cap was an eBay find thanks to @tonylosoya and was a relative bargain. Your best bet for digging another one of these three-year-old caps up is eBay.