Ever wonder where, how baseball's 'rally cap' tradition got started?

Jessica Kleinschmidt
NBC Sports BayArea

It's only weird if it doesn't work. 

Something as silly as the "rally cap" might not be around as much as it was during our little league days, but it still gets some play. All thanks to the 1945 Detroit Tigers.

That's right, a quick inside out, flip-of-the-hat created this energy to help the Baseball Gods try to turn around a game.

This particular case, it led to the Tigers winning the World Series.

The rally-cap ways would disappear until the late 70s with the Texas Rangers, and once again when it helped the New York Mets win the 1986 World Series.

You can watch how the idea came to be in the video above. 

Whatever works.

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