There used to be a time when female fans of Major League Baseball didn’t have much in the way of clothing options. We’d have to attend games, drowning in giant jerseys meant for men and baseball caps that didn’t quite fit. But it’s a whole new ball game—so to speak. In recent years, we’ve seen the release of all sorts of apparel tailored specifically for women who love America’s pastime.
Nowadays, though, no matter who your favorite team is, you can find T-shirts, jackets, caps, jerseys, bathing suits (yes, bathing suits!) and other MLB clothing and accessory options. There are even items for new moms and those expecting.
Start your shopping spree at the MLB Shop. It’s the official online store for Major League Baseball. You can find a variety of styles, including the Houston Astros Women’s Opening Night Ringer V-Neck Tee ($26.99), the Atlanta Braves Victoria’s Secret PINK Bling V-Neck Tee ($32) and the St. Louis Cardinals Women’s Pavillion Zip Pocket Knit Tee ($59.99). Note that not every style of T-shirt is available for every team. Check out your favorite team’s store on the site to see what it has to offer.
The MLB Shop also stocks replica jerseys by Majestic Athletic. This line is made to look exactly like the ones worn by the players, but they’re nicely fitted for women. Is Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter your idol? Express your devotion by wearing the New York Yankees Derek Jeter Women’s Player Replica Jersey ($79.99) to the next game without looking like you stole it from your brother’s closet.
New moms who root for the Los Angeles Dodgers can swaddle their little ones in the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Edition Moby Baby Wrap Carrier ($49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond). It measures 5.5 meters in length and is made of machine-washable 100 percent cotton. There are several ways to wrap it, and the techniques are outlined in the accompanying instruction book.
Meanwhile, the pregnant Boston Red Sox fan can let the world know she is carrying a future Fenway season ticket holder by donning the Boston Red Sox Future Fan Maternity T-Shirt ($26.95 at Fanatics.com).
St. Patty’s Pride
Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is over, but you can always prepare for next year. As you might imagine, all of the gear is green, and there are shamrocks everywhere. Highlights include the Philadelphia Phillies St. Patrick’s Day Women’s Tri-Blend Deep V-Neck Tee ($22.97) and the Detroit Tigers Women’s St. Patrick’s Day V-Neck Scrum T-Shirt by ’47 Brand ($37.99).
You can even sport your fandom on handbags like the San Francisco Giants Hoodie Purse ($34.99 at MLB Shop), the Los Angeles Dodgers Bowler Bag Purse ($21.99 at eBay) and the Cincinnati Reds Quilted Tote Bag ($27.99 at eBags).
You can also pick up pieces from the fashionable and feminine Touch by Alyssa Milano collection at FansEdge. Take the New York Mets Women’s Double Hit Top ($31.99), for example. It’s a two-piece combo made up of a solid tank top upon which you can layer the raglan top emblazoned with the Mets logo.
I should note that if you see something you like from the Touch collection, act fast. I am still kicking myself for not buying the Boston Red Sox satin jacket when it first came out. I can’t find it anywhere now—not even on eBay, which I’ve been trolling nonstop. But fans of other teams are not out of luck. You can still get Touch jackets for other teams, including the Chicago Cubs Ladies Full Zip Track Jacket ($59.95).
Sometimes, less is more: Show support for the New York Mets while lounging poolside or at the beach in this New York Mets String Bikini ($39.95 at Football Fanatics).
Looking for a baseball cap that will stand out? Grab the Texas Rangers MLB New Era Women’s Sequin Shimmer Adjustable Hat ($22.99 at MLB Shop), and that big T on the front of it will sparkle in the sun. Fans of the Chicago Cubs can go old-school with the Chicago Cubs Royal Blue Cooperstown Vintage Franchise Fitted Hat
($24.95 at Fanatics.com). And given how crazy the weather has been, this Milwaukee Brewers Women’s Navy ’47 Brand Mount Snow Pom Top Knit Visor Hat ($21.99 at The Hat Trader) just might see some use this spring.
Right on Track
Head over to Lady Foot Locker for a selection of old-school Nike MLB track jackets for teams like the Baltimore Orioles, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets (all jackets are $69.99).
Nike has also released a line of loose-fit cotton racerback tank tops that are perfect to wear to a game on a hot summer day. You’ll find the New York Yankees MLB Nike Womens Navy Cotton Racerback Tank ($27.95 at FansEdge) as well as versions for teams including the Chicago White Sox ($29.95 at FansEdge) and the Baltimore Orioles ($27.95 at FansEdge).
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