ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More than 70 Minor League Baseball clubs, including all 30 Triple-A affiliates, will
be participating in the "Stars & Stripes" cap program throughout the upcoming Independence Day holiday
weekend. The caps for the 72 clubs were produced by the New Era Cap Co. and will have the American
flag etched into each team's logo. In the case of the Vancouver Canadians, a Maple Leaf design will be
used instead of the "Stars & Stripes" one. The caps will be available for purchase at participating clubs'
ballparks, as well as on some of their web sites.
The participating clubs and Major League Baseball Properties Inc., which acts as Minor League Baseball's
licensing agent, have agreed to donate all royalties from the sales of these caps to Welcome Back Veterans,
a program which addresses the needs of returning American Veterans and their families.
The following Minor League Baseball clubs are scheduled to take part in the "Stars & Stripes" program:
Albuquerque Isotopes, Beloit Snappers, Binghamton Mets, Bowie Baysox, Bowling Green Hot Rods,
Bradenton Marauders, Brooklyn Cyclones, Buffalo Bisons, Burlington Royals, Carolina Mudcats, Charleston
RiverDogs, Charlotte Knights, Chattanooga Lookouts, Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Columbus Clippers,
Danville Braves, Dayton Dragons, Delmarva Shorebirds, Durham Bulls, Eugene Emeralds, Everett AquaSox,
Frederick Keys, Fresno Grizzlies, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Greeneville Astros, Greenville Drive, Gwinnett
Braves, High Desert Mavericks, Idaho Falls Chukars, Indianapolis Indians, Iowa Cubs, Jamestown Jammers,
Lakewood BlueClaws, Las Vegas 51s, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Lexington Legends, Louisville Bats, Lynchburg
Hillcats, Memphis Redbirds, Mississippi Braves, Nashville Sounds, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, New Orleans
Zephyrs, Norfolk Tides, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Oklahoma City RedHawks, Omaha Royals, Pawtucket
Red Sox, Portland Beavers, Portland Sea Dogs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Reno Aces, Richmond Flying
Squirrels, Rochester Red Wings, Rome Braves, Round Rock Express, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees,
San Jose Giants, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Syracuse Chiefs, Tacoma Rainiers, Tampa Yankees,
Tennessee Smokies, Toledo Mud Hens, Trenton Thunder, Tri-City ValleyCats, Tulsa Drillers, Vancouver
Canadians, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wilmington Blue Rocks and Williamsport Crosscutters.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.