/ AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: U.S. first lady Melania Trump and fashion designer Herve Pierre attend an event at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where the first lady donated her inaugural gown to the museum October 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images. Ah, the infamous fedora hat. Fedoras most commonly have shorter brims and folded tops, and a silk ribbon around the base. It's easy to call any suede, soft hat with a ribbon a fedora, but their distinct swallowed tops are what make them so different from other hats.
During the 1940s, latex rubber became the stiffening material inside the hat and the modern baseball cap was born. The peak, also known in certain areas as the "bill" or "brim", was designed to protect a player's eyes from the sun. Typically, the peak was much shorter in the earlier days of the baseball hat.
The best hitters in Major League Baseball can achieve an OPS of .900 or higher. In 1931, Grant Bowler had a .182 On Base Percentage and a .200 Slugging Percentage for an OPS of .382. Runs Created (RC) is a baseball statistic invented by Bill James to estimate the number of runs a hitter contributes to his team.
A squatchee is the fabric covered button on the top of a baseball hat. The term was possibly coined by broadcaster Bob Brenly but we are not 100% certain. Why is the squatchee on the baseball hats? That’s how they held the hat together, and now it’s still there out of tradition.
The chupalla (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃuˈpaʎa]) is a traditional Chilean horseman's hat made of straw. Many people in rural areas of Central Chile use it as well. In addition, it is often used when dancing the cueca (a Chilean folk dance) and during Chilean rodeos.