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Yanks don different caps to help fight cancer

NEW YORK -- The Yankees are outfitted daily with arguably the most iconic uniform in professional sports, but they donned a slightly different look on Friday against the Tigers for a good cause.

Instead of their customary navy blue New Era 59-Fifty caps with the interlocking "NY," the Yankees took the field with their white-brimmed batting practice and Spring Training caps.

The change to the New Era Diamond Era collection caps is part of a partnership between the Yankees, New Era and the David C. Koch Foundation to help fight cancer, according to the team.

This marks the first time that the Yankees have worn the moisture-wicking gear in a Major League game.

They have sported alternate hats on various occasions in recent years, such as camouflage or alternate colors to honor U.S. military members, and throwback 1912 hats as part of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary last season.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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