04/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Boston Braves' Swastika Hats: Mystery Solved?

The baseball research community has been abuzz about a photo that surfaced last September of Braves Hall of Famer Rabbit Maranville. The infielder, who played nearly a century ago, is shown wearing a hat with a swastika on it.

It is a pretty stunning thing, to see a baseball hall of famer taking ground balls for the Braves before a game while doffing a cap with perhaps the most infamous symbol in recorded history.

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