15 Best Vintage MLB Caps Fans Need to Own
A good baseball cap is essential to a sports fan's wardrobe, and with the history oozing from every corner of the league, there are seemingly endless options at our disposal.
Some of the caps of yesteryear may no longer be utilized by their teams, and in some cases, the teams may no longer be around, but that doesn't mean the vintage options need to be retired, as the vintage and throwback options are always popular.
In the case of a few historic franchises still taking the field today, the logos (and therefore caps) still haven't changed, but they're still as popular as it gets.
I'm sure I've missed at least some of your personal favorites, so feel free to comment with any that could very well have a place on this list.
Not that there's anything wrong with the Atlanta Braves current cap, but the red, white and blue combination gives the hat somewhat of a retro look.
Compared to the current red and navy look, this is certainly one fans outside of Atlanta would love to wear.
The Baltimore Orioles haven't really undergone any significant changes to their team colors, but the subtle changes to the uniforms over the years have been noteworthy.
When your team's namesake is any form of an animal, there's plenty of room to make a logo look awesome, much like the O's did here.
Boston Red Sox
The cap of the Boston Red Sox is one of a few around the league that hasn't really changed over the years. At this point, there is so much history surrounding the franchise that it'd be hard to believe the hat will ever look any different than it does right now.
With a great history to its name, the Brooklyn Dodgers boasted some of the game's biggest names during their best years, and though the franchise has since left New York, it still carries as much history as nearly any franchise to enter the league.
The California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels logos and uniforms have undergone a number of changes over the years, some for better, others for worse.
Looking back at all of their previous caps, this one stood out above the rest.
The Chicago Cubs' classic logo is another that probably won't ever change, but as mentioned earlier, adding animals to your logo if your namesake carries one can certainly work—as it does here in addition to the Cubs' other variations including the bear cub.
Chicago White Sox
One of the more retro looking hats in the list, the previously used version of the Chicago White Sox uniforms certainly saw their share of downs, not the least of which was their failed attempt at wearing shorts.
This particular cap, however, works.
Much like other teams that have been around for generations, the Detroit Tigers have done little to change their logo and uniforms over the years.
As a Minnesota Twins fan, I'm adamantly against the Detroit Tigers, yet I still find myself with two of their caps hanging on my wall since the classic cap carries so much history.
Houston Colt 45s
In today's society we'd be hard pressed to get away with naming a team the Colt .45s, which makes this throwback all that much more unique.
Kansas City Monarchs
A number of negro league teams have uniforms that stick out among the rest, but the Kansas City Monarchs cap may be the most noticeable.
There have been a number of bad decisions made throughout the course of baseball's history, but the Milwaukee Brewers' removal of the classic baseball glove logo may be one of the worst.
Again, I'm a Twins fan, so I don't have much reason to like the Brewers, but this logo is in my opinion one of the best the game has ever seen.
The Montreal Expos may no longer be active north of the border, but the current Washington Nationals franchise had some history prior to heading to the nation's capital.
They may not have been the most successful on the field product, but there's something about their uniform that's likable, and I do actually own an Expos cap.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees very well may have the best uniforms in baseball with the classic pinstripes, and it's hard to deny that they have the most popular baseball cap in the world.
The cap of the Yanks is one of the most noticeable in the world, with celebrities, politicians and athletes of any sport out there wearing the classic cap at any given moment.
The Pittsburgh Pirates still sport the black and yellow when wearing their uniforms, but their caps couldn't be any more different, as this old version is a long ways from the traditional cap, even showing a different shape than the traditional options we see today.
The Seattle Mariners have undergone a number of changes to their uniforms, logos and colors throughout the years, and while their most recent change has stuck for awhile, it's hard to go wrong with the original look.