Early Baseball Caps -
Baseball headwear from 1860, when base ball first achieved a level of organization, to the turn of the century was sartorially diverse. Sources came from Jockeys, Engineers, Boaters and Newsboy Styles. Investigation earlier, to say to 1845, displays even more diverse styles even to the straw, wide brimmed, fedora of the Knickerbockers. A full catalog of this diversity is impractical here, but included in this section are some of the memorable and historically significant team caps all in the natural fabrics of their time.
While there is a wide variation in the caps here, the Chicago, Brooklyn and Philadelphia styles predominate. Yet each style has alterations within them as listed in the product description. All caps are wool flannel with soft visors (usually short) and leather sweat bands.