Usain Bolt Hat Choice: Official Chicago White Sox Baseball Cap
The fastest man on earth, holder of world record for 100 m and 200 m sprint race, USAIN BOLT is undoubtedly a biggest fan of Manchester United F.C. He had visited the club’s training ground and offered Cristiano Ronaldo some sprinting advice on May 2009; and it’s just a matter of time that he will be spotted wearing Hublot, the official Manchester United watch on his wrist.
Video of Usain Bolt visiting Manchester United’s training ground and offer tips to CR7
However, he was seen wearing a SOX BASEBALL CAP while greeting his fans in World Athletics Championships 2009 in Berlin, after setting the new 200 m sprint world record of 19.19 seconds. Is the ‘LIGHTNING BOLT’ also a fan of CHICAGO WHITE SOX Major League Baseball Club? Maybe…
Usain Bolt wearing Chicago White Sox Baseball Cap in World Athletic Championships in Berlin (photo by pumarunning.com)
Apparently, Usain Bolt’s sponsor - PUMA doesn’t produce any headwear for him besides the shoes and jacket. Showing up at the track for the medal ceremony, the black CHICAGO WHITE SOX CAP had covered the Jamaican sprinter from the raindrops when he was having too good of time, signing T-shirts, caps, French flags, German flags, anything, for about 30 times.
The CHICAGO WHITE SOX worn by USAIN BOLT is the Black GAME 2009 AUTHENTIC ON-FIELD 59FIFTY FITTED HAT. This hat is built with revolutionary moisture CoolBase technology featuring a wicking performance and superior drying fabric that keeps your head cool and dry, even on long summer afternoons at the ballpark. Manufactured with durable easy-care 100% polyester that resists shrinkage, the OFFICIALLY LICENSED MLB HAT features black colored underbill which help reduce glare as well as raised embroidered team logo on front and stitched Major League Baseball® logo on the rear. As a typical New Era’s 59fifty style, it also includes black sweatband which make sweat stains less evident, a sturdier brim, fitted and closed back. It is said to fit best, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. The MLB players themselves helped NEW ERA, the manufacturer, develop and test it.
New Era’s 59Fifty Chicago White Sox Official Cap as worn by Usain Bolt (images by neweracap.com)
Usain Bolt Cap: New Era’s 59Fifty Chicago White Sox Official MLB Baseball Cap - backside (images by neweracap.com)
The Authentic Collection 59FIFTY CHICAGO WHITE SOX ON-FIELD CAPS come in 9 different sizes that range from 7 inches to 8 inches (hint: use the hat size guideline to know yours). The average price is roughly US $32.99 except when purchased at a Flagship store where they tend to be less expensive.
59Fifty is a brand of hats made by the New Era Cap Company based in Buffalo, New York. They are often referred to as “Fitted Hats” or “Brooklyn Style Caps“. They have become increasingly fashionable in urban centers and within the Hip-Hop, Emo, Hardcore, and Skater cultures. The caps are available for every Major and Minor League Baseball team in an assortment of colors, as well as NHL, NBA and NFL. The cap is also available with assorted city names and Marvel character designs on them. To celebrate the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, New Era had released “Chinese Quest” Fitted Cap.
About Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt smashes the world record of for 100 m sprint race with 9.58 seconds in World Athletic Championsips in Berlin 2009
(photo by Reuters)
Born in 21 August 1986, the Jamaican sprinter and an Olympic gold medalist, Usain St. Leo Bolt, C.D. holds the world record for the 100 metres, the 200 metres and, along with his teammates, the 4×100 metres relay. He also holds the Olympic record for all three of these races. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Bolt became the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics, and the first man to hold the 100 and 200 m world and Olympic titles at the same time.
Usain Bolt making a point to celebrate his achievement - Berlin 2009 (photo by Reuters)
Usain Bolt’s fans and supporters in Berlin 2009
(photo by Reuters)
Bolt was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for 2009. His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname “‘Lightning Bolt” and the “Bolt from the blue”. His character is described as laid back and relaxed. Bolt said if he was not a sprinter he would be a fast bowler in cricket game instead.
About New Era
Founded in 1920 by German immigrant Ehrhardt Koch in Buffalo, New York, The NEW ERA CAP COMPANY manufactures and markets the official on-field cap worn by every Major League Baseball and their minor league affiliates. Along with the 59Fifty, New Era produces styles like the 49Forty, 39Thirty, 29Twenty, EK, Capture the Flag, and also designs women’s and kids’ caps.