It’s time to start suiting up for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game! You voted for your favorite players, now show your team pride with new hats, t-shirts, and jerseys to celebrate the Mid-Summer Classic! Whether you’re a fan of the National League or American League, you’ve got a lot of options to pick for your favorite team when it comes to commemorative All-Star gear.
If you’re a die-hard fan and already know you need some new gear for the All-Star game, head over to Rally House and start shopping. If you’re a little confused on what items are for which events or just want to learn more, we’ve got you covered, too! Use this handy guide to keep all your options straight:
Home Run Derby Hats
These distinctly retro hats have a common theme and style for every team. They all feature a brown and white construction with a yellow bill. Each team has their own logo on the right side, but in the same color palette of the rest of the hat. General reception of this hat has been somewhat polarizing. It seems you either hate it or love it. If you do love it, make sure you pick one up quick! Quantities are limited!
These hats will be worn during the Home Run Derby happening Monday, July 11, 2016.
Home Run Derby / Batting Practice Jerseys
Using very similar styling and themes from the Home Run Derby hats, the Home Run Derby jerseys will also be used for All Star Game batting practice. This is why you’ll find these style jerseys for every All-Star, regardless of their participation of the Home Run Derby.
These jerseys will be worn in both Mid-Summer Classic events (Home Run Derby and All-Star Game) happening Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
All-Star Team Hats
The crown jewel of the All-Star event (get it?). These team caps have a lot in common with the every day on-field hats your favorite team wears, but with some special accents and features. You’ll find gold lining to accentuate the team logo on the front. On the top, you’ll find gold stars around the air vent holes. While every hat is mainly constructed of the usual team colors, the bill is a constant for every team. It is a stylish heather-grey look that will stand out from the normal on-field look.
These hats will be worn by players during the All-Star Game on Monday, July 12, 2016.
All-Star Player Jerseys
Finally, we have the actual jerseys your favorite players will be wearing during the 2016 All-Star Game. If they look familiar, that’s on purpose. The fans love to see their favorite players and the league wants you to be able to easily recognize them on the field at any time. So the All-Star jerseys look almost exactly like their regular on-field jerseys. That said, there are some minor differences.
You’ll notice the right sleeve bears the 2016 All-Star Game patch, in case the players forget where they are. Additionally, the MLB logo on the back collar has stars on either side (because it’s the All-STAR game). Finally, the lower right of the jersey features a replica signature of the respective player accompanied by a certain amount of gold stars. The number of stars represents how many times that player has been elected an All-Star. For example, Eric Hosmer has one since this will be his first, while David Ortiz will have 10 stars (most of anyone for the 2016 game).
These jerseys will be worn by players during the All-Star Game on Monday, July 12, 2016.
All-Star Gear at Rally House
Now that you’re clear on the different clothing requirements for each event, make sure you’re geared up for all of them! When you shop Rally House for All-Star gear, you’ll find a great selection of hats, shirts, and jerseys for all your favorite all-stars. Make sure you shop online or find your local Rally House to get All-Star gear this weekend!