When latex rubber became the stiffener inside the hat in the 1940s, the baseball cap was formed. Players’ eyes were shielded from direct sunlight by the peak, which was also called a “bill” or “brim” in some circles. In the early days of the baseball hat, the peak was usually significantly shorter.
While the overall “floppy” hat of the 19th and early 20th centuries has been replaced by a more structured design, the hat has also evolved. To this day, wearing a baseball cap is still a common way to identify a team. The team’s logo, mascot, or initials were often embroidered on the hat. The official colors of a team were often incorporated into the design of the cap.
Baseball caps are available in a wide range of materials and styles to suit a variety of needs. In both the major and minor leagues, baseball players wear wool or polyester caps with a simple logo and team colors sewn onto the cloth. Recently, several manufacturers have begun incorporating unusual materials, such as wood brims, in their snapback hats.
The Miami Marlins as part of the MLB franchise have also been using baseball caps. Here are a few of them.
On-Field 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
On-Field Low Profile 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
Miami Marlins New Era City Connect 39THIRTY Stretch Fit Cap