How To Properly Clean Baseball Jerseys?

Most baseball jerseys are made of heavyweight polyester knit or mesh because these durable fabrics are elastic and can be easily moved by athletes. Polyester fabrics should be washed in cold or warm water, and air-dried or drum-dried at low temperatures. Excessive heat will cause the fabric to shrink and make it difficult to remove stains. The followings are the cleaning steps and precautions for baseball jerseys.

Cleaning steps


After the game, wash the jerseys with cold water in a common sink, basin, or bucket to remove as much loose dirt and soil as possible. You can also hang the uniforms on the clothesline and spray these baseball uniforms with a hose.

Pre-soak to remove dirt

Pre-soaking is essential for cleaning baseball uniforms. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy-duty laundry detergent, which contains enough enzymes and surfactants to remove stains. You can also add 1 cup of baking soda to help reduce odors. Let the uniform soak for at least 1 hour to 24 hours. A longer soaking time will produce a better decontamination effect.


After soaking, fill the washing machine with warm water, add strong detergent, and then set to a permanent press cycle. Don’t use hot water, because hot water can also cause the letters and numbers printed on the uniform to fade and crack.

Do not use chlorine bleach as it may damage the material of the baseball uniform. Instead, use oxygen bleach or all-fabric bleach to whiten. Mix a solution of oxygen bleach and warm water, following package directions to create enough solution to submerge the uniform completely. Allow it to soak for at least four hours, and then wash as usual.

Air dry

Hang the uniform on a clothesline or drying rack to air dry, or lay it flat on a clean towel, away from direct sunlight. Never put baseball uniforms in a hot clothes dryer. High temperatures can cause clothing to shrink and fade.


Do not store dirty baseball suits, because stains will solidify, a lot of bacteria will form. Clean baseball uniforms can be hung or folded during storage.


  • Be sure to wash the baseball uniform separately-the lint on other clothes may stick to the letters and numbers on the baseball uniform.
  • Adding fabric softener in the final rinse cycle will help make the fiber more stain resistant.
  • If you are using hard water, please add a water conditioner (an additive that helps the cleaner to perform better) during the presoaking and washing steps.

After the game, the baseball uniform must be cleaned, otherwise, a large amount of dirt and bacteria will continue to accumulate on the clothing, and long-term wearing is not good for human health. If you want to learn more about baseball uniforms after reading the above content, you can contact us for professional solutions.

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