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FanPost Friday: The best and worst Seattle Mariners hats of all time

See my hats, see my hats, they go well with baseball bats

Seattle Mariners v Baltimore Orioles
my forever sentimental favorite, the yellow S
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Hello and welcome back to FanPost Friday. Given how well received last week’s very long post on Mariners uniforms was and the fact that we don’t have any practice baseball to speculate about yet, I figured I’d keep the sartorial theme rolling and specifically focus on baseball’s biggest cultural and fashion export. No, not Ichiro. Baseball hats! Specifically, the best and worst Mariners hats of all time.

First off, we got confirmation last week that the actual Spring Training hats are more or less the same design as last season and not the 2-tone white panel trucker hats from 1979 as was previously speculated.

Those are perfectly fine to me and will look great with teal tops they’ll be wearing all spring.

But, what really motivated this post were these two abominations that I came across on Twitter, which of course, are not on-field hats.

These got me thinking about the history of non-on-field New Era MLB caps being made in non-official team colors. It was a trend that starting blowing up in the late 90’s within hip-hop culture, then got a large boost of notoriety as Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit made a bright red Yankees hat his signature headwear during the band’s brief period of cultural relevance, and it just kinda continued to explode from there as rappers, athletes, and other celebrities really got into the whole throwback jersey thing. Matching your hats with your gear and your shoes became a big thing. There were a lot of creative takes on sports gear in that 2000 to 2008ish era.

The trend died off for a while but as with many early 00’s things, it seems to be making a comeback the last couple years as you can see with the last few images in that gallery above.

All right, let’s bring it back to the Mariners. Here is my highly subjective personal ranking of all the on-field Mariners over the years (not counting the ST hats and one-offs, although the Mariners Turn Ahead the Clock Night hat deserves its own props, it’s only fair).

  1. My all-time sentimental favorite Mariners hat will always be the yellow S. It was the first Mariners hat I ever wore, it was Griffey’s first hat, and that was the era I feel in love with the game and the Mariners (and Ken Griffey, Jr).
Sports Contributor Archive 2019 Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images

2. Gotta give it up for one of the forgotten and most highly underrated Mariners hats, the teal crown with the navy brim. The 90’s rocked, man.

1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Gatorade Home Run Derby

3. Teal brim has to be next, obviously.

Colorado Rockies v Seattle Mariners Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

4. Here’s where ol’ reliable goes, the all navy standard.

Division Series - Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

5. The post-ASG trident logo is gorgeous and is less cursed than the other trident

Seattle Mariners

6. The Sunday blue and yellow hats

Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

7. Another underrated gem goes here, the short-lived silver brim

Texas Ranger Juan Gonzales (2nd R) talks with Seat Photo credit should read DAN LEVINE/AFP via Getty Images

8. The original trident, which is beautiful in it’s simplicity and full of bad luck

Seattle Mariners v Baltimore Orioles

All right, hit these polls and then give your personal rankings of all Mariners on-field hats. Also, feel free to share photos in the comments of any particularly heinous non-official-team colors Mariners hats you’ve seen over the years, those are always fun.


If you could only wear one on-field Mariners hat for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    All navy
    (296 votes)
  • 17%
    Trim brim/navy crown
    (247 votes)
  • 11%
    Sunday blue and yellow
    (159 votes)
  • 10%
    Yellow S
    (147 votes)
  • 9%
    Teal crown/navy brim
    (126 votes)
  • 5%
    Silver brim/navy crown
    (71 votes)
  • 7%
    Trident with star
    (105 votes)
  • 16%
    Original trident
    (228 votes)
1379 votes total Vote Now


Of the three current on-field hats, my favorite one is:

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    All navy
    (308 votes)
  • 39%
    Teal brim
    (440 votes)
  • 32%
    Sunday blue and yellow
    (364 votes)
1112 votes total Vote Now

Have a great weekend folks!