Whether playing the game or simply supporting your favorite team, the baseball cap is a popular article of many people’s wardrobes. But did you ever wonder how it became so popular?
During the first years of major league baseball, it was actually the individual player’s responsibility to wear something that could keep the sun out of their eyes while playing the game. (Imagine the rainbow of colors they must have worn.)
In 1849, the New York Knickerbockers were the first to wear hats of straw. It wasn’t until 1954 that the “59 fifty-style” baseball cap became the official hat for all baseball teams.
The hats became so popular that baseball fans and non-baseball fans alike wear the hats for their practicality and comfort.
Today as we all know, baseball caps come in all types, teams, slogans, colors, and they aren’t just for baseball anymore.
What’s your favorite type of hat to wear? Do you have a team hat you have to wear while doing a certain chore or do you prefer a straw hat? Let us know.