Visible Influence: Baseball Caps, Baseball Jerseys
No matter if it's a snapback or a fitted, it's still a baseball cap. You can thank Alexander Cartwright, the OG owner of the New York Knickerbockers (move over, James Dolan) for the first baseball uniform. However, the first team to wear the baseball cap as we know it today would be the Brooklyn Excelsiors circa 1860. You can thank the Yankees for classing up the joint with the first pinstripes on their uniforms, while the Cleveland Indians were the first to put numbers on their jerseys in 1916. Before Jay-Z, The Great Bambino was out there making Yankee caps famous.