Although the baseball cap may look like a relatively modern addition to headwear options, in fact this style of hat has been around since the 1800s.
Sun bonnets in the 19th century had a similar shape with a curved peak, but were made of softer material. The Brooklyn Excelsiors wore the earliest recorded version of the modern rounded top baseball hat, which, from the 1940s onwards was stiffened with latex rubber and became the go-to headgear for sports teams around the world.
As teams adopted the style so did their supporters, keen to advertise their allegiance, establishing baseball hats as the earliest form of sporting merchandise.
Nowadays the logoed baseball hat is a fashion accessory in its own right, worn either in the traditional way with the peak facing forwards or swivelled to the back of the head for a more ‘cool’ look!
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