Father's Day, June 18, is fast approaching, and whether you are looking for an Aaron Judge T-shirt or a Dallas Keuchel jersey or something from Major League Baseball's blue on-field collection to help benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, MLBShop.com has you covered -- plus a code (DAD50) to get free
Father's Day, June 18, is fast approaching, and whether you are looking for an Aaron Judge T-shirt or a Dallas Keuchel jersey or something from Major League Baseball's blue on-field collection to help benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, MLBShop.com has you covered -- plus a code (DAD50) to get free shipping for any order over $50.
So steer clear of the tie racks at the department store and let the MLB.com Gift Guru (father of four) guide you with 10 things we pops really want:
No. 1 Dad: This T-shirt is the obvious starter item at the MLB.com Shop. It's OK to brag, because thankfully there is no actual competition to decide an overall No. 1 patriarch.
You be the Judge: The new "All Rise" T-shirts are hot commodities during Aaron Judge's sensational rookie season for the Yankees. There's a gavel for that, too.
Father's Day Weekend coincides with the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, so this is a perfect time to shop the golf gear section for a new bag or shirt or the many other ways to improve his own game.
Father's Day Caps: This collection from New Era includes the authentic lids that players will wear on July 17-18 throughout Father's Day weekend. So you can get an exact model like the 59FIFTY fitted look that Francisco Lindor will presumably model at shortstop for Cleveland for three games, including a doubleheader that Saturday at Minnesota.
The new 4 x 4 look: Get it while it's hot. Scooter Gennett just became the 17th player to hit four home runs in a game, and he managed to do it for the Reds on Tuesday night while wearing the utterly perfect jersey number. This is suddenly must-have summerwear at Great American Ball Park.
Time machine: Remembering the long-awaited Cubs World Series championship of 2016 will be a constant fact of life thanks to the new Modify Watches, because they feature dirt from the Game 7 victory at Cleveland. MLBShop.com has watches for all dads out there.
Bryce in blue: It's guaranteed to get there by Father's Day, and Dad will look just like Harper (minus the flow) when he plays that weekend with the National League East's runaway-leaders from Washington.
No place like home: Whether you are giddy about how well Arizona and Washington have played at home this season or just want to remind Dad of his favorite place, this 15-by-17-inch "Welcome to the Ballpark" collage is ideal. It comes with an image of the team logo and picture of the ballpark, framed in black wood, and comes ready to hang in any home or office.
'Stros and Stripes: Houston has been the dominant team of the season so far, and one cool gift for an Astros fan on Father's Day would be an item from New Era's Stars & Stripes cap collection. The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so the timing is right and these special cap sales will benefit MLB Charities.
Old-school works, too: Pick out anything from the Cooperstown Collection, because the same father who taught you about baseball is pretty nostalgic about his guys. Our pick is the Ivan Rodriguez Rangers jersey with a 2017 Hall of Fame patch.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com and a baseball writer since 1990. Follow him @Marathoner and read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com/blogs hub.