Why do pro baseball players have to wear their hats forward?
IT IS TO HELP KEEP THE SUN OUT OF THE EYES SO THEY CAN SEE THE
For the same reason that they must keep their jerseys buttoned and
tucked into their pants. It's to maintain a professional appearance
and show respect for the game.
Baseball separates itself from other major US Professional
sports because it prides itself of rich history, tradition, and the
respect for the game. Wearing your hat backwards or not at all if
you are on the field of play (exception for the catcher) would be
considered disrespectful and is not welcomed in the baseball ranks.
An example of this would be when the 2009 Milwaukee Brewers after
their wins early in the season would all untuck their jerseys as a
was of celebration. Although they didnt see anything wrong with it,
this caused a rippling effect throughout baseball and followers of
baseball. Fans and former players saw it as a sign of disrespect
for the game and the players that came before, while current MLB
players viewed it as a way of "showing up" the team they just