Clothing & Apparel

Baseball / Softball Clothing & Apparel

History

Uniforms

In 1849 the first baseball team was wearing uniforms. The New York Knickerbockers were wearing blue pants made of wool and straw hats with white flannel shirts.

Wearing uniforms got out quick, in 1900 every team in the Major League Baseball wore a uniform.
The Detroit Wolverines, Washington Nationals, and the Brooklyn Bridgerooms of the National League and American Association were the first clubs to use a pattern on their uniforms. Because of this you can recognize different position players. In the 19th century they wore home and away uniforms, often home uniforms were white and away uniforms were grey or dark blue. The Brooklyn Superbas where one of the first ones that used this concept in 1907.

Stockings and pants

The colour of a teams stockings/high socks was used to distinguish your team since the 1860s. This was inspired by the Cincinnati Red Stockings.  In the 1990s came along new styles of pants named close-trimmed pants. This made it possible for players to wear pants that ran clear to the shoe tops.  Instead of the traditional knee-breeches style which has been used for generations. The original Stirrups socks however aren’t usually worn anymore, sometimes in throwback uniforms. In the 21st century players now wear either knee-high socks or pants, or they ware loose-fitting pants called pro-flare.

User moments

Jerseys & Uniforms
Uniforms are worn during games, but also can be worn during training. Most clubs have a different training uniform or jersey. Nowadays a lot of people also wear baseball jerseys as casual clothing.

Pants

Pants are worn during both games and practice.

Jackets and Pullovers

Dugout pullovers are as the name describes worn by players in the dugout, it is to keep them warm and cozy. Pullovers can also be worn during the warming up.

Jackets are often worn before and after the match, when entering or leaving the sport compound.

Sliding shorts

Baseball sliding shorts are an essential item for any athlete in terms of protection. Whether you are a beginner or well-seasoned player, wearing a good quality pair of sliding shorts can prevent bruises and scratches, and limit serious injuries on the field.

Shirts and Undershirts

Shirts can be used during practice or training. Undershirts can help keep you warm during gamedays and matches.

Compression
Compression T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sleeveless shirts are the most common compression apparel. They are perfect for under you practice and game gear because they are a tight fit. Compression gear provides a streamlined fit. Compression gear can help you keep cool on the field. The reason for that is the moisture-wicking technology and breathable fabrics. This can be a helpful in the summer.

Pants
There are five types of Baseball/Softball pants, there are the knickers, the solid baseball pants, the classic long baseball pants, the piped baseball pants, and the pinstripe baseball pants.
These can come with either loose or elastic pipes at the bottom. This goes for men’s, women’s and youth pants.

Materials

Jersey and uniforms
Nylon and polyester are the most used materials for baseball. Because these materials are easy to clean, strong and durable. Cotton and polycotton are other materials that also can be used.

Sliding shorts
Are usually made of mostly polyester (80-95%) and (5-20%) made op spandex. Padding is usually made of sponge.

Casual

Spirit shorts
100% Microfiber Polyester

T-shirts
60% Cotton and 40% Polyester

Hoodies
The lightweight hoodies are 90% polyester and 10%
The performance fleece hoodie is 100% Polyester.

Pants
100% polyester 

Hats
9Fifty snapback model is made of 96% Polyester and 4% Spandex.

Compression
Compression gear is made of PolyArmour, Polyester and Elastane.

Adams

Adidas

All-Star

Atec

Axe Bat

Baum Bat

Benson

Blitzball

Bolco

Crep

Cutters

DeMarini

Easton

Evoshield

Franklin

Gorilla Gold

Jugs

Kenko

Lizard Skins

Louisville Slugger

Majestic

Markwort

Marucci

Masterpieces

Miken

Mizuno

Mitchess & Ness

Mpowered

New Balance

New Era

Nike

P2I

ProHitter

Rawlings

Richardson

SKLZ

Smitty

Trace

Twin City

Under Armour

Victus

Vulcan

Wilson

Worth

XO Athletic