Baseball caps are one of the most well-known caps and millions of people choose to wear them. They are worn by sportsmen, rock stars and the general public and some cost only a few dollars while others cost over a thousand dollars or more. If you are a fan of these types of caps, you might be interested in our fascinating facts.
The Truckers Baseball Cap
Truckers love to wear baseball caps because the visor helps them hide their eyes while driving. But did you know they wear mesh and foam caps?
First team to wear a cap
Did you know that in baseball they wore a straw hat or no hat? The baseball cap as we know it and which is worn by all players today was first introduced by the Brooklyn Excelsiors in 1860.
Official New Era Major League Baseball Caps
New Era supplies the official Major League Baseball caps and for the first time the design of the 59FIFTY cap has changed. It is now completely made of polyester to ensure that the wearer’s head stays dry. It also features a black sweatband to hide stains and under the visor it is black to help reduce glare.
A demonstration of solidarity
The baseball cap was used to show solidarity after the September 11 attacks. People all over the world, not just the United States, wore Mets or Yankees caps to show solidarity with those who lost their lives, as well as the people of New York.
Babe Ruth’s Keep Cool Trick
Babe Ruth was undoubtedly one of the most famous players. Ruth used to keep a damp cabbage leaf under her cap, which helped keep her cool when playing. It was said that Ruth would change sheets every 2 innings.
A symbol of American culture
The baseball cap symbolizes American culture, but it didn’t always look like the hat we know today. Originally it was designed without a visor and one of the first sportsmen to wear a hat with a visor was Babe Ruth.
Baseball players become national heroes
During the 1920s and 1930s, baseball players found national hero status, and fans not only wore their caps to support the team during a game, they began to wear them every day.
Will wearing a baseball cap make you bald
Some people think that wearing a baseball cap can make you bald. This is a myth however, even if you wear a cap most of the day and most days of the week. To affect the hair loss, the beanie should be so tight against the head that it would pull out the hair and it would be so tight that you could not wear it.