Baseball Hats Have Come A Long Way

 


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The baseball hat, worn by team players as well as fans, is an important symbol of the game of baseball.

In 1860 there were many styles of baseball hats. The baseball hat of the late 1860's was made of wool and ranged in price from $1.25 to $2 each. Today there are still different styles and the prices depend on where you buy and what the baseball hats are made of.

The baseball hats of today are easy to wear and feel good. They are worn by men and women, young and old. Baseball hats can be worn at any time of the year and to almost any function. Baseball hats are even made for infants.

If you have a favorite team or player you will have a huge selection of baseball hats. They are available world-wide and usually are quite reasonably priced. Many fans own several baseball hats and enjoy wearing them when their team is playing even if they can’t actually attend the game.

If you are interested in the history of baseball hats there are museums and books that will allow you to see and read about baseball hats from the past. The “pillbox" baseball hat was popular in the early 1900's and had two revivals throughout the years. There are baseball hats that are made today that reflect the earlier styles and trends.

Maybe you are a baseball hat collector. It is a growing hobby and allows those who really enjoy baseball hats a chance to find hats from every team and player throughout all the years of baseball. Some of these baseball hats are very valuable and many are autographed.

Visit a baseball stadium or even a kid’s Little League game and see all the fans wearing baseball hats. Baseball hats unite the crowd and are a great way to cheer the team on.

Ken Austin
Baseball Gear and Equipment
Sports Resource Guide

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