Baseball cap
A baseball cap is a type of soft cap
A cap is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking sunlight from the eyes...

 with a rounded stiff brim. The front of the cap typically contains designs or logos
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 of sports teams (namely baseball
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

 teams), (or names of relevant companies, when used as a commercial marketing technique). The back of the cap may be "fitted" to the wearer's head size or it may have a plastic
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, Velcro
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, or elastic
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 adjuster so that it can be quickly adjusted to fit different wearers.

The baseball cap is a part of the traditional baseball uniform
Baseball uniform
A baseball uniform is a type of uniform worn by baseball players. Most baseball uniforms have the names and uniform numbers of players who wear them, usually on the backs of the uniforms to distinguish players from one other. Baseball shirts , pants, shoes, socks, caps, and glove are parts of...

 worn by players, with the brim pointing forward to shield the eyes from the sun.