Awesome NY Yankees hat game worn by MASAHIRO TANAKA during the 2019 MLB season, specifically on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on March 28, 2019. The size 7 5/8 cap features “NY” on front, with special “MLB 150” patch on right side. Number “19” sticker inside.
The hat has been authenticated by Major League Baseball with hologram JD 535492 and is accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from Steiner Sports.
Tanaka earned his 1st career Opening Day victory, in his 4th try. The Yankees defeated the Orioles 7-2. Tanaka became the first Japanese pitcher to start four openers, breaking a tie with Hideo Nomo. He allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five without a walk.