1950New Era was supplying caps to the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, and Detroit Tigers, as well as to other teams under the “private labeling” with Wilson and Spalding. New Era Cap was by this time the only independent cap maker supplying big league teams.
1954New Era’s fitted pro cap is modernized, redesigned and named the 5950 (AKA the “Brooklyn Style” cap) by Harold Koch, who introduces many design improvements and innovations while head of New Era.