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12. In baseball, what is a “rally cap”?

Rally caps are caps that are turned inside out in a superstitious attempt to encourage a team’s late-game comeback. The origins of the practice are a little fuzzy, but one version says it started with fans of the New York Mets in 1985 and achieved national prominence during the 1986 World Series, when the Mets rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox.

Rally caps are caps that are turned inside out in a superstitious attempt to encourage a team’s late-game comeback. The origins of the practice are a little fuzzy, but one version says it started with fans of the New York Mets in 1985 and achieved national prominence during the 1986 World Series, when the Mets rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox.

Rally caps are caps that are turned inside out in a superstitious attempt to encourage a team’s late-game comeback. The origins of the practice are a little fuzzy, but one version says it started with fans of the New York Mets in 1985 and achieved national prominence during the 1986 World Series, when the Mets rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox.

Rally caps are caps that are turned inside out in a superstitious attempt to encourage a team’s late-game comeback. The origins of the practice are a little fuzzy, but one version says it started with fans of the New York Mets in 1985 and achieved national prominence during the 1986 World Series, when the Mets rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox.

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A backup cap worn by players desperate to snap a batting slump

 

A propeller-topped beanie popular in major-league bullpens

 

A batting helmet

 

A cap worn inside-out by fans and players in the dugout

 
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