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Braves' new cap for spring 2014

In the 40th-anniversary year of Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run, the Braves will wear a throwback-style cap at spring training that’s similar to what “the Hammer” and the Braves wore in 1974. The cap will also be worn during regular-season batting practice and possibly for a home series.

The cap has the lower-case cursive “A” on a white background, while the bill and back half of the cap is a darker blue than what was featured on the '70s caps. The darker blue matches the current uniform.

Cap manufacturer New Era announced the new cap Wednesday and said the Braves, White Sox and Blue Jays would have new cap designs for spring training. Teams can also use them as alternate caps during the regular season.

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David O'Brien has covered the Atlanta Braves for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2002.