rally cap

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹæl.i ˌkæp/
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rally cap (plural rally caps)

  1. (US, baseball) A baseball cap worn inside-out and backwards, or in another unconventional manner, by players or fans, as a talisman in order to will a team into a come-from-behind rally late in the game.
    • 2001, Melissa M. Dudek, Wildfire Summer: A Season With the Wyoming Wildfire, page 56
      His cap was turned backwards in the manner of a catcher or a rally-cap, though he had no intention of catching and there certainly wasn't a rally going on.
    • 2005, Allen St. John, Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument, chapter 9, page 89
      "It's a rally cap! It's a rally cap!” shouted her father teasingly, rubbing her head with every base runner.
    • 2007, April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers, page 207
      [] Brian always wore a Detroit Tigers baseball cap. He would turn his cap into a "rally cap" when anyone needed a bit of a rally in their lives.

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