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A Sartorial Review of the Cleveland Cap - Part III - Logos/Poll

So now we come to the recap of the cap logos themselves. Home caps are here, Road caps are here. There have been 112 seasons resulting in 224 options (112 home and 112 road). This results in a score of 0.5 for each home cap and 0.5 for each road cap. However, if there was an alternate cap in a season, this resulted in another split. In 1941 and 2011-2012, there are alternates for home and road, resulting in 0.25 for home, 0.25 for home alternate, 0.25 for road, and 0.25 for road alternate. In 1974, the same alternate cap was used for home and road, resulting in 0.25 for home, 0.25 for road, and 0.5 for the alternate. For 2002-2010, there was only a home alternate, resulting in 0.25 for home, 0.25 for home alternate, and 0.5 for road.

Note that the home cap in 1901 and the 1901-1902 road caps did not use any logo, or 1.33% of the time

Initial Block C

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We have the original Block C in blue used on a white cap. This was used on the home caps from 1902-1903 and 1905-1909 for a score of 3.5 (3.13%). Blue stripes were used on the cap in 1902, 1903, 1905 and 1908 only.

This version of a blue block C was used 3.5 of 8 (43.75%) of blue block C caps; and 3.5 of 28.25 (12.39%) of all block C caps.

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The white block C on a blue cap was on the road caps from 1903-1904 for a score of 1.0 (0.89%). White stripes were used on the blue cap on both 1903 and 1904.

This version of a white block C was used 1.0 of 10.5 (9.52%) of white block C caps; and 1.0 of 28.25 (3.54%) of all block C caps.

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The red block C on a white cap was used only once, on the home caps in 1904 for a score of 0.5 (0.45%). Red stripes were used on this cap as well.

This version of a red block C was used 0.5 of 9.75 (5.13%) of red block C caps; and 0.5 of 28.25 (1.77%) of all block C caps.

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The original Block C in blue was also used on a gray cap. This was used on the road caps from 1905-1909 for a score of 2.5 (2.23%). Blue stripes were used on the cap in 1905-1907 only.

This version of a blue block C was used 2.5 of 8 (31.25%) of blue block C caps; and 2.5 of 28.25 (20.18%) of all block C caps.

Slim Block C

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The block C morphed into a thinner block C starting in 1910.

The white thin block C on a dark blue cap (the color shown is not correct) was on the home caps from 1910-1914 and 1918-1920 for a score of 1.5 (1.34%). This cap was also used on the road from 1913-1920 for a score of 8 (7.14%). White stripes were used only on the road versions in 1917 and 1918.

This version of a white block C was used 8 of 10.5 (76.19%) of white block C caps; and 8 of 28.25 (28.32%) of all block C caps.

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The white thin block C was also used in black on the road caps from 1910-1912.

This version of a white block C was used 1.5 of 10.5 (76.19%) of white block C caps; and 1.5 of 28.25 (28.32%) all block C caps.

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The thin block C was also used in blue on white on the home caps from 1915-1917 for a score of 1.5 (7.14%). Blue stripes with additional pinstripes were also used in these three seasons.

This version of a blue block C was used 1.5 of 8 (18.75%) of blue block C caps; and 1.5 of 28.25 (28.32%) all block C caps.

Soft C

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After winning the world title in 1920, the thin block C changed into a softer version of the block C. Not quite olde english, but somewhat fancy.

This version of the C on a dark blue cap was on the home caps from 1921-1932 and the road caps from 1922-1936. This cap returned for one year in 1941 for both the home and road. This version scores a 14.0 (11.48%).

This version of the soft C was used 14.0 of 14.5 (96.55%) of all soft C caps.

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The only exception for the soft C was the road cap in 1921. The soft C was the same, but the cap was black. Note: this is the last time black was used in the uniform/cap. This version scores a 0.5 (0.45%).

This version of the soft C was used 0.5 of 14.5 (3.45%) of all soft C caps.

Cincy C

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The "Cincy" C made its debut on the home 1933 cap. The size of the C seemed to change throughout the years, but this C on a dark blue cap was used extensively all the way up to 1972. It was used on the home caps from 1933-1940, the home alternate cap in 1941, and the home and road cap from 1942-1953, 1958-1964 and 1970-1971. the only difference for this cap was from 1945-1950 the bill was red instead of blue. This version scores a 25.25 (22.54%).

This version of the Cincy C was used 25.25 of 37.5 (67.33%) of all Cincy C caps and 25.25 of 29.25 (86.32%) red Cincy C caps.

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Initially the Cincy C used on the road was white on a dark blue cap. But this was only used on the road caps from 1937-1940 and as the alternate road cap in 1941 for a score of 2.25 (2.01%).

This version of the Cincy C was used 2.25 of 37.5 (6.00%) of all Cincy C caps.

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Chief Wahoo made his first appearance and was coupled with the Cincy C on both the home and road caps from 1954-1957 for a score of 4 (3.57%).

This version of the Cincy C was used 4.0 of 37.5 (10.67%) of all Cincy C caps and 4.0 of 29.25 (13.68%) red Cincy C caps.

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The Cincy C inverted to a dark blue C on a red cap for the home and road cap from 1965-1969 and again in 1972 for a score of 6 (5.36%).

This version of the Cincy C was used 6.0 of 37.5 (16.00%) of all Cincy C caps.

Egyptian C

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After the Cincy C left, it changed to the "Egyptian" C in 1973. This red C was used on a dark blue cap on the home and road caps from 1973-1977 and as the home and road alternate in 1974. This version scores a 5.0 (4.46%).

Return of the Block C

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The classic block C returned in 1978, being used as the home and road cap from 1978-1985 for a score of 8 (7.14%).

This version of a red block C was used 8.0 of 9.75 (82.05%) of red block C caps; and 8.0 of 28.25 (28.32%) of all block C caps.

Return of Wahoo

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The Chief Wahoo returned in 1986 on a dark blue cap and has been used ever since. The Wahoo logo covers the home and road caps from 1986-2010, the home caps from 2011-2012 and the road alternate caps in 2011-2012. The only change to this cap was in 1994 when the road cap changed from a red bill to a blue bill. This Wahoo logo scores a 23.75 (21.21%).

This version of Wahoo was used 23.75 of 27.75 (85.59%) of Wahoo caps.

Script I, the curveball

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The Script I joined the cap club as the home alternate from 2002-2007. This is the only time a letter other than C or the Chief has been used as a cap logo. This logo scores a 1.5 (1.34%).

Return of Block C, part trey

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The red block C replaced the Script I in 2008 as the home alternate. It was used in this capacity from 2008-2010 and then became the road cap from 2011-2012. This version scores a 1.25 (1.12%).

This version of a red block C was used 1.25 of 9.75 (12.82%) of red block C caps; and 1.25 of 28.25 (4.42%) of all block C caps.

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The reappearance of the block C doubled up when the home alternate inverted to a blue block C on a red cap from 2011-2012. This version scores a 0.5 (0.45%).

This version of a blue block C was used 0.5 of 8 (6.25%) of blue block C caps; and 0.5 of 28.25 (1.77%) all block C caps.

Summary

So to re-cap the data, the most prevalent caps in history are as follows-Score (%):

1-Red Cincy C on blue cap with blue bill: 19.25 (17.19%)

2-Wahoo on blue cap with red bill: 14.75 (13.17%)

3-Soft C on blue cap with blue bill: 14 (12.5%)

But if we look strictly at logos without logo color or cap/bill color-Score (%):

1-Cincy C: 37.5 (33.48%)

2-Block C: 28.25 (25.22%)

3-Wahoo: 27.75 (24.77%)

4-Soft C: 14.5 (12.94%)

5-Egypt C: 5.0 (4.46%)

6-Script I: 1.5 (1.34%)

6-No logo: 1.5 (1.34%)

Note that the total does not equal 112 because the Cincy C and Wahoo were used together on the 1954-1957 caps.

The cap color is dominant in blue (altbeit in various shades in different eras)-Score (%):

1-Blue: 95.5 (85.27%)

2-Red: 6.5 (5.80%)

3-White: 5.5 (4.91%)

4-Gray: 2.5 (2.23%)

5-Black: 2 (1.79%)

Stripes were only used for a grand total of 8 seasons (7.14%); [Blue 5, White 2.5, Red 0.5]

And finally the bill color is also dominant in blue:

1-Blue: 70.75 (63.17%)

2-Red: 39.25 (35.05%)

3-Black: 2 (1.79%)

Although this may be covered in a separate future post, the uniform has also used a few C logos from time to time. I will list them here for posterity sake.

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This Script C was used on the home uniforms from 1905-1908.

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In 1909, the script C changed slightly to this version.

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And from 1921-1927, the home uniform logo was very similar to the cap logo

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