Todd Sokolowski, senior director of on-field headwear, explains how New Era came up with the idea for the Diamond Era cap:
"We were looking to see how we could produce a lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking cap. Much more lightweight than the current on-field cap, but also from the baseball side of things a cap that could be worn for batting practice, spring training, or even if a team wants to wear it during the regular season, let them wear it during the regular season."
These new caps are 12 percent lighter than the classic 59Fifty hat.
Text: Dante A. Ciampaglia
Photo: Courtesy of New Era