The people of America are fond of baseball to a very high extent though it has been viewed as a very boring sport by almost all other countries throughout the world. Well, if you too are one holding such views, being a part of any baseball team will surely prove your views wrong. But interestingly, baseball uniforms are highly preferred by almost all- while the players wear them as their uniform, general people prefer the same as their causal wear.
Analyzing various parts of the baseball uniform
Before going into details about various parts of the baseball uniform, here is a brief about the history hitched to it. Baseball uniforms were first introduced by New York Knickerbockers Baseball Club in 1849. Coming to the parts of baseball uniform, you have vests, pants, socks, gloves, shoes and caps. While there has been no addition made to the list of baseball uniforms, what has changed these days is the design and the introduction of various materials.
Here is a brief on various baseball uniforms-
Over the years, the baseball jersey has gone through various changes. While during 1970s and 1980s, pullovers were used as baseball jerseys, with the passing years, front buttoned shirts and front zipper shirts were used as baseball jerseys. Round necked t-shirt is the modern baseball jersey style. The team logo is embroidered in the chest pocket.
As mentioned before, there isn’t any hard and fast rule hitched to the length of the Baseball pants. As per the preference of the players, they can select either high cuffed or low cuffed ones.
Shoes are an essential part of the baseball uniform. It is essential to get the team members shoes made from good quality material with strong stitches. These shoes are available in various colors and style, though black is highly preferred as it offers a wonderful foundation to all other sections of the baseball uniform.
Shoes cannot be worn comfortable without the socks. Rather the socks mercy the pants. As because there is not hard and fast rule hitched to the length of baseball pants, players enjoy the option of selecting the any sock length as per their comfort zone. For example, David Wright wears high-cuffed pants during day time matches and low cuffed pants during night matches. As of those opting for the high cuffed pants, solid colored socks are the ones that suit them best
Alike the batter, the catcher too has helmet for protecting his face from the ball. The catcher’s helmet comes with face mask and usually without any ear protector.
This helmet is used particularly by the batters for protecting their head and ear from the ball. While the professional baseball batting helmet come with a single protector, those meant for amateur and juniors have two ear protectors that render protecting against loose balls.
Baseball uniform is incomplete without the cap. Baseball caps protect the eyes of the players from the harmful rays of the sun. However this is not the reason for their introduction in the baseball uniform range. Rather the same was introduced as a style statement that would distinguish the baseball players from others. As of now, the same cap style is in use but has become trendier with the team logo being embroidered on the brim.
So, as a baseball player, do make sure that you have a complete range of the baseball uniform to stay away from encountering serious injuries in the field.