Major League Baseball announced today that no longer would teams wear the 100% wool baseball hat, instead favoring a polyester-blend allowing for more breathability and the wicking away of sweat.
Sacrilege, you say? This is not the first time that baseball has changed something about baseball uniforms to increase players’ comfort or performance. It is, however, the first time that baseball caps have been completely changed since 1954.
How else have uniforms been altered by MLB in order to reflect happenings in society or for player’s comfort and performance? Schedule "A Stitch In Time" via videoconference to learn how uniforms have changed – and why!
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