This cap is the newest one in the Cooperstown collection. It was worn by Team USA manager Joe Torre in the 2008 World Baseball Classic. It's also representative of how caps are designed today. While it might look like the cap worn by Jackie Robinson in 1955, Torre's hat was made with player comfort in mind. It's made of performance polyester, rather than wool, with moisture wicking, and a black undervisor, rather than a gray one, to block out glare. These changes were made in 2007 to help keep players cool and their hats dry.
Text: Dante A. Ciampaglia
Photo: Dante A. Ciampaglia/SIKids