By Nina Zimmerman, TheABL.com.au
Across all sports around the globe, baseball hats have become the norm for showing team spirit. In Australia, those logos typically belong to rugby, Australian rules football, and soccer clubs. But how often do you see a baseball cap featuring the logo of an Australian baseball team? More often than you might think. Yes, Australians play baseball. In fact, they have for nearly as long as Americans. Baseball first appeared Down Under in the 1850s, during the Gold Rush. Americans, displaced miner-forty-niners seeking their fortunes in a new and strange land, turned to an old and familiar friend to occupy their downtime: baseball. Aussies liked it, and the game stuck.