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  1. Thank you for correcting me on the 1958-1962 Indians, crashcarson15. The Dressed to the Nines illustrations (the pre-1995 ones anyway) are kind of blurry. I updated my original thread.
  2. == Expansion Era (1961-present) == Rangers/2nd Wash. Senators – After the original Washington Senators relocated to Minnesota after the 1960 season, an expansion team (also named the Senators) was created to take their place. From 1961 to 1967, the 2nd incarnation of the Senators wore pinstripes on their uniforms (home jerseys only). From their final years of 1968 to 1971, the club did not have pinstripes. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Washington&lowYear=1961&highYear=1971&sort=year&increment=9 In 1972, the 2nd Senators relocated to the Dallas area and renamed the Texas Rangers. As of this day, the Texas Rangers have never worn a regular pinstriped uniform. Angels - The Angels did not wear a pinstriped uniform until 1997. Both the home whites and the away grays had pinstripes. This look lasted through the 2001 season and was replaced with the uniforms the club still wears today. The 1997-2001 navy/light blue pinstriped look proved to be very unpopular as they were the only the uniforms the Angels chose not to wear when the team wore throwbacks of each decade at every Friday home game in 2011. Mets – National League baseball returned to the Big Apple in 1962 after the departure of the Giants and Dodgers following the 1957 season. Since debuting in 1962, the Mets uniforms haven’t changed too much (when compared to other teams like the White Sox, Indians, Padres, or Astros). From pullover-style jerseys in 1978 (though they still wore belts), racing stripes in 1983, and a short-lived Dodger-like tail in 1993, the Mets’ home whites have always had pinstripes. The Mets pinstripes and colors served as homage to New York baseball with blue representing the Brooklyn Dodgers, orange representing the New York Giants, and pinstripes representing their new crosstown rivals from the Bronx, the Yankees. In 1997, the Mets introduced a non-pinstriped version of their home whites. The following season, the non-pinstriped home whites were now worn with a black cap as the team added black to its colors. Even those the classic blue pinstriped uniform with the blue cap was the Mets official home uniform, it seemed that the team was wearing non-pinstriped home whites with the black caps more often. In 2010, the Mets got a new ballpark, Citi Field, and would slowly phase out their “Black for Black’s Sake” period. The non-pinstriped home whites were now worn with the traditional blue caps instead of the black caps. The pinstriped white uniforms were now off-white/cream instead of white, making the uniforms look like 1960s throwbacks. In 2012, the cream pinstriped uniforms were promoted as the primary uniforms and by 2015 the color of the home uniforms changed from cream to white. In 2002, the Mets wore 1986 throwbacks in a game against the Marlins, who wore throwbacks of the 1982 FSL Miami Marlins minor league team as the big-league Marlins did not exist until 1993. In 2016, the Mets celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Series Championship team and wore throwbacks on every Sunday home game that season. Astros – The Astros did not don a pinstriped uniform until 2000, when the team moved to its new home, Minute Made Park (then known as Enron Field). The new uniforms featured a black/brick red/sand color scheme and home whites had black pinstripes. The Astros also introduced a non-pinstriped version of the home whites worn with the brick red cap rather than the black cap. Although this look is not as beloved as the team’s previous navy blue and orange looks of the past, the team was competitive in the early years of this look and made their first World Series appearance in 2005. In 2013, the Astros (who moved to the AL after 50 years in the NL) got new uniforms (which are still worn today) that featured their traditional colors of navy blue and orange and no pinstripes. Royals - Since debuting in 1969, the Royals have never worn a regular pinstriped uniform. However, the team has often worn the throwbacks of Negro League team, the Kansas City Monarchs, since around 2001. The Monarchs usually but not always had worn pinstripes. In 2007, the Royals wore all-dark-blue (Black?) pinstripes of the KC Monarchs in a game against the Brewers (wearing the pinstriped Milwaukee Bears throwbacks). It should be noted that the Negro League Museum is in Kansas City. Padres – The Padres first wore a pinstriped uniform in 1985. It was a radical change on what the team had worn before, the brown and mustard taco looks of the late 70s and early 80s. The 1985 look was a traditional look with the home whites and road grays (though they looked light brown to me) had brown pinstripes. Orange replace yellow/gold as the team’s secondary color. This look lasted through the 1990 season. The unused prototype 1985 uniform also had pinstripes. In 1991, the Padres had new uniforms and replaced their long-time color brown with navy blue. Orange remained as a secondary color and so did the pinstripes. However, the new road grays did not have pinstripes. This look would last through the 2003 season although the pinstriped home whites were replaced with a non-pinstriped white jersey that lacked orange in 2001 and was not worn in the 2002 or 2003 seasons. In 2004, the Padres sported a new navy/sand look as they opened up a new stadium, Petco Park. Every uniform the team has worn since do not feature pinstripes, although the team has occasionally worn both the 1985-1990 and 1991-2001 throwbacks in recent seasons. Such is the case in a 2007 game against the Giants (who wore their regular road uniforms) where the Padres wore 1998 pinstriped throwbacks. In 2005, the Padres wore 1930s pinstriped throwbacks of the PCL Minor League Baseball club that bares the same name in a game against the Mariners (who also wore PCL throwbacks, the Seattle Rainers). The Padres wore the same 30s throwbacks in 2011, this time against the Nationals (who were wearing throwbacks of the 1936 Senators). Expos/Nationals – The Montreal Expos first worn pinstripes in 1992. The new uniforms were a departure on what the team had worn before (pinwheel hats and powder blue road uniforms). Only the home whites had pinstripes as the new road grays had none. This look would last through the 2004 season. In 2005, the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington DC after years of low attendance as the team did not recover from the 1994 strike that cancelled the World Series (the Expos had the best record in baseball that year). Washington DC had not fielded an MLB team since 1971 after the 2nd Senators relocated to Texas. The franchise was now known as the Washington Nationals and every uniform the team has worn since have not featured pinstripes, although the team has occasionally worn throwbacks of both incarnations of the Washington Senators as both versions have donned pinstripes. Brewers (& Pilots) – The one-year only Seattle Pilots did not don pinstripes in 1969. After relocating to Milwaukee in 1970, the Brewers did not wear a pinstriped uniform until 1978. The new pinstriped home uniforms also introduced the team’s famous “MB Glove” logo. The road powder blues did not have pinstripes. In 1990, the Brewers had new uniforms, ditching the pullover look the team had worn during much of the 1970s and 1980s. The new home whites had pinstripes and would last through the 1993 season. The 1994-1999 rebrand did not feature pinstripes on the home whites. In 2000, the Brewers had new uniforms and move to a new ballpark (Miller Park) the following season. The new uniforms did not feature pinstripes. In 2006, the Brewers introduced 80s throwbacks based on what the team wore in the 80s. In reality, they were fauxbacks as the original 1978-1989 home whites were pullovers, lacked buttons, and had no name on back (NNOB) of the jerseys whereas the throwbacks the Brewers introduced had belts, buttons on the jerseys and names on back (NOB) on the jerseys. The throwbacks continue to be worn by the Brewers today, although some fans want the MB Glove look to be the team’s permanent look and want the look the team has worn since 2000 retired. In 2006, the Brewers wore pinstriped Negro League Milwaukee Bears throwbacks in a game against the Royals (also wearing Negro League uniforms). They wore them in another Negro League throwback game against the Nationals (wearing the Homestead Grays uniforms). The wore the pinstriped Milwaukee Bears throwbacks again, this time in 2013 against the Marlins (who also wore Negro League throwbacks.) In 2007, the Brewers wore the actual 1978-1989 pinstriped white throwbacks against the Cardinals (who wore their powder blue road uniforms) as the two teams honored the 25th anniversary of the 1982 World Series between the clubs as the Brewers were an AL team at the time. In 2008, the Brewers wore them again in a game against the Mariners (who wore their early 80s powder blue uniforms). Nearly two decades earlier in 1993, the Brewers had a throwback game against the Rangers (its unknown if they participated as there is no image of them). Blue Jays – Since debuting in 1977, the Blue Jays have never donned a pinstriped regular uniform. Mariners – Much like the Blue Jays, the Mariners (also debuting in 1977) have never worn a pinstriped regular uniform Rockies – The Rockies have worn pinstriped home uniforms every year since debuting in 1993. The home uniforms had had very little changes over the years. In their inaugural year, the Rockies had no names on the back of their home whites but would add them the following year. In 2000, numbers were added to the front of their jerseys. The same year, pinstripes were added to the road gray uniforms. The pinstriped road grays would be worn until 2012, when the pinstripes were removed. In 2002, the Rockies introduced an alternate white pinstriped uniform (which looked very similar to what the White Sox wear). In 2005, the Rockies replaced their previous alternate pinstriped home uniform with a sleeveless version of the 2002-2004 alternate home pinstriped uniform the team had worn. This alternate uniform would be retired after the 2011 season. Marlins – Like their fellow 1993 expansion companions from Colorado, the then-Florida Marlins wore pinstripes when the club debuted in 1993. Not only did Marlins’ home whites feature pinstripes but also their alternate sleeveless home whites featured them as well. The road grays did not feature pinstripes, however. In 1996, the Marlins slowly began to phase out teal in favor of black. While the uniforms (both home and road) did not change from the 1993-1995 look, the Marlins replaced the teal caps with black caps. Also, the sleeveless home jerseys were not worn with black undershirts instead of teal undershirts. In 2003, the Marlins further phased out teal and added even more black, adding a new black alternate uniform. The new home white pinstripes, while not radically different from the 1993-2002 look, now had black pinstripes instead of teal ones. The sleeveless alternate uniforms were retired and replaced with a sleeved pinstripes uniform with an alternate logo on the chest, similar to what teams like the Yankees and White Sox wear. This alternate uniform lasted through the 2007 season and was retired afterwards. In 2012, the Marlins were renamed the Miami Marlins and sported a radical new look along with a new stadium, Marlins Park. Teal was gone entirely and replace with orange and sky blue was added as a 3rd color. Black remained the team’s dominate color. The Marlins new home whites did not feature pinstripes. This often-polarizing look lasted through 2018. In 2019, the Marlins rebranded again with a black/sky blue/red (magenta?) color scheme. The new home whites do not feature pinstripes. Diamondbacks – When the Diamondbacks debuted in 1998, they donned pinstripes not only on their home whites but also their away jerseys as well. The team also had a sleeveless home jersey that also had pinstripes. The caps when wearing the sleeveless jersey were white but switched to purple the following season. In 2001, the Diamondbacks replaced their 1998-2000 home jersey with a sleeved version of the sleeveless uniforms the team was already wearing. I always assumed that the sleeveless uniforms were the team’s primary home uniform. The new road uniforms (which were sleeveless) also had pinstripes. This look would last through the 2006 season. In 2007, the Diamondbacks changed had new uniforms and changed their colors from purple/black/copper/teal to brick red/black/sand (similar to what the Astros were wearing at the time.) The new home and road uniforms did not feature pinstripes. This look would last through the 2015 season. In 2011, the Diamondbacks celebrated the 10th year anniversary of their first World Series championship and wore 2001 throwbacks (the sleeveless version) in a game against the Padres. They would eventually adopt the throwbacks as an alternate uniform. In 2014, the Diamondbacks wore their 1998-2000 black alternate jerseys (with pinstriped pants) against the Giants (who wore gray alternate uniforms which were based on what the club wore in 1983-1993). In 2016, the Diamondbacks got new uniforms, which are polarizing to some fans/uniform geeks due to addition of really dark gray road uniforms among other changes. The new uniforms do not have pinstripes but the 2001 throwbacks (which have pinstripes) were retained as an alternate jersey. Rays – Since debuting in 1998, the Rays (formerly Devil Rays) have never worn a regular pinstriped uniform. However, the team has occasionally worn throwbacks of Florida-based teams of the past. In a 1999 game against the Mets, the Rays wore throwbacks of the Cincinnati Reds' 1960s minor league affiliate, the Tampa Tarpons (which had pinstripes) while the Mets wore the uniforms of the 1969 World Series team. In 2005, the Rays wore 1960s University of Tampa uniforms (which had pinstripes) against the Cardinals (wearing their 80s powder blue uniforms). In 2007, the Rays wore 1955 throwbacks minor league St. Pete Saints, which had pinstripes in a game against the Dodgers, who wore their Brooklyn-era road jerseys. In 2008, the Rays wore 1989 uniforms of the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the short-lived Senior Professional Baseball Association in a game against the Astros (who wore their infamous 70s/80s rainbow guts uniforms). The Pelicans uniforms had maroon pinstripes. And that’s the history of pinstripes in MLB uniforms. Which teams look good or iconic in pinstripes and which teams should avoid them at all costs? The six clubs that currently don them (Yankees, Mets, Cubs, White Sox, Phillies, and Rockies) should always keep them as those are classic looks, though the Rockies should embrace purple more. The Twins should had kept the pinstripes as their current home whites are bland. Some teams like the Reds, Padres, Brewers, or Marlins could go either way. Others like the Red Sox, Tigers, Giants, Dodgers, Braves, and Cardinals should stay clear of them as those teams already have classic looks and don’t need them at all. Thoughts? Note: Most of the images are either from the Dressed to the Nines or Throwback Report blog. Credit to the original sources.
  3. == The Original 8 teams of the American League == Yankees – The team most people associated with when it comes to pinstripes on baseball uniforms. The Yankees first wore pinstripes on their home uniforms in 1912. The road uniforms did not feature pinstripes. On a side note, the team actually wore those away throwbacks against the Red Sox, who were celebrating 100 years at Fenway Park, in 2012. One of two times the ultra-traditional Yankees participated in Turn Back the Clock games. Pinstripes were not present on the Yankees home uniforms in 1913 and 1914. Pinstripes would return in 1915 and on every Yankee home uniform ever since. In 1916, the Yankees had a pinstriped road gray uniform and would last another season before being retired. When the pinstriped home uniform returned in 1915, the famous “NY” interlocking logo was featured in the chest. The logo was removed in 1917 but would return permanently in 1936. The Yankees also sported a pinstriped home cap in 1915, 1916, 1919, and 1921. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=New+York&lowYear=1912&highYear=1940&sort=year&increment=9 Red Sox – Even the Yankees’ most hated rival wore pinstripes in its early years. The Red Sox first wore pinstriped uniform in 1912. The uniforms were originally an alternate but were made the primary home uniform in 1913. There was also an alternate road pinstriped gray uniform in 1912 but were scrapped the following season. In 1916, pinstripes were removed from the Red Sox but were added on the away grays. This look lasted through the 1918 season. The Red Sox did not don pinstripes in 1919 or 1920 but pinstripes returned to the uniforms (both home and road) in 1920. Both the home and road sets would go back and forth with pinstripes or no pinstripes for the next several years. In 1924, pinstripes were removed from the home uniform but came back in the 1927 season. Pinstripes were removed again from the home uniform in 1929 but came back in 1931. In 1932 pinstripes were removed from the uniforms and the Red Sox would never wear a pinstriped uniform ever again. The 1933 home uniforms would be the beginning of the defined Red Sox look. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Boston&lowYear=1912&highYear=1940&sort=year&increment=9 In 2002, the Red Sox wore Negro League throwbacks (the Boston Royal Giants, which donned pinstripes) against the Blue Jays (who also wore Negro League throwbacks) White Sox – The White Sox first donned pinstripes in 1912 on the home whites. Variations of this look lasted through the 1916 season. In 1916, the White Sox added a pinstriped road gray uniform as an alternate. In 1917, 3 of the 4 uniforms the White Sox wore had pinstripes: home white, road gray and road all-black (or all-navy). The club also had a non-pinstriped version of the home whites, which was later worn as a throwback jersey in 2001. In 1918, pinstripes were removed from the White Sox’s uniforms but the home white pinstriped uniforms returned as an alternate in 1919 (the year they fixed the World Series). In 1920, the pinstriped home uniforms became the primary but were dropped the next year. There were no pinstripes between 1921 and 1924. In 1925, the Whites Sox donned an all-navy pinstriped road uniform but it lasted only one season. The 1926 uniforms featured no pinstripes. In 1927, the White Sox new road uniforms had pinstripes. This look lasted another season. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Chicago&lowYear=1912&highYear=1930&sort=year&increment=9 From 1929 to 1950, none of the White Sox uniforms contained pinstripes. In 1951, the White Sox’s new uniforms had pinstripes and a black/red color scheme. Unlike most of their previous looks, this look would remain largely consistent, lasting through the 1963 season. In 1964, red was removed from the White Sox’ color scheme and the team added powder blue road uniforms. However, pinstripes remained on the home uniforms. In 1967, the White Sox changed their primary color from black to navy blue but still had pinstripes on their home uniforms. In 1969, the White Sox had new uniforms and the new home whites had no pinstripes but this look only lasted two seasons. In 1971, the White Sox changed their uniform again and made red the dominate color (quite an awkward choice for a team named the White Sox to being wearing RED SOCKS considering the other “SOX” team that plays in Boston). These new uniforms had red pinstripes on the home set. This set reminds me of the what the Phillies would wear during that time, from the zippers to the powder blue road sets. This particular White Sox look lasted from 1971 to 1975. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Chicago&lowYear=1951&highYear=1975&sort=year&increment=9 From 1976 to 1990, none of the White Sox uniforms, from the faux-early 20th century look (with the infamous shorts) from 1976-1981, the “Winning Ugly” Pepsi Can look of 1982-1986, and the 1987-1990 more traditional look with the “Curly E” C cap, had pinstripes. In 1990 (the final year of the 1987-90 set), not only was this the last year of the original Comiskey Park, but also the White Sox would begin a new tradition to baseball: Turn Ahead the Clock day. In a game against the Brewers, the White Sox wore 1917 throwbacks (which featured pinstripes) as at the time it was their last World Series championship (until 2005). The Brewers did not participate as the team did not exist yet in 1917 (debuting in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots and relocating the following year to Milwaukee) and wore their regular road set. It was also in the 1990 season that the White Sox debuted what the team would be wearing when they moved to their new stadium New Comiskey Park/US Cellular Field the following season. The new black and silver color scheme and pinstriped uniforms (Based on what the club wore in the 1950s and 1960s) were so well-received that the team actually wore them (both the home and road sets) during the final month of the 1990 season. In 1991, the White Sox moved to their new stadium with their new black pinstriped uniforms, which are still worn by the club today (though with some tweaks, especially on the road grays). In 1999, the White Sox wore a sleeveless version of the home pinstriped uniform as an alternate jersey. The sleeveless look would be occasionally worn through the 2007 season and it was retired after that season. In 2006, the White Sox, wore a green version of their home pinstriped uniforms during a promotion called “Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day”. Not sure if the they still wear those. In 2005, The White Sox also wore throwbacks of the 1951-1963 look in an Interleague series against the Dodgers (their opponent in the 1959 World Series), honoring the 1959 World Series, which at the time was not only the White Sox’ last World Series appearance, it was also the last Fall Classic held in Chicago as the city also has the Cubs (1945, but finally broke through in 2016). Of course, the White Sox ended 88 years of misery winning the World Series that season. In 2012, the White Sox wore throwbacks of the 1971-1975 red pinstriped look. The White Sox also have worn Negro League throwbacks of the Chicago American Giants, wearing all-navy pinstriped uniforms in 2009 against the Royals, who wore the pinstriped-KC-Monarchs throwbacks. The White Sox wore the same uniforms in a Negro League throwback game against the Tigers (wearing the pinstriped Detroit Stars uniforms) in 2011 and again in 2016. Tigers – The Tigers had a pinstriped uniform in 1912 and was also worn in 1913. The pinstripes were removed in 1914 but came back in 1915 and 1916. The pinstripes were removed again in 1917. The Tigers had new uniforms in 1918 which contained pinstripes but the Ol’ English “D” logo most associated with the team was replaced with another “D” logo. This look lasted through the 1920 season. In 1921, the Tigers had new uniforms and reintroduced the Ol’ English “D” logo on the chest. The new home pinstripes greatly resemble the Yankees. However, the road grays had no pinstripes. This new look lasted through the 1924 season. Pinstripes were removed from the uniform in 1925 but came back in 1926. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Detroit&lowYear=1900&highYear=1940&sort=year&increment=9 None of the Tigers’ uniforms from 1927 to 1930 had pinstripes. In 1931, the Tigers had new uniforms and both the home and road sets had pinstripes. Also note that the home whites had a “DETROIT” script rather than the famed Ol’ English “D” logo. This look lasted just 3 seasons and in 1934 the Tigers had new uniforms with the home uniforms (with the Ol’ English “D” logo) remaining largely unchanged (except in 1960) since then. The Tigers have not worn a regular pinstriped uniform since. However, the team has annually honored the Negro Leagues since the 2000s and has worn the throwback uniforms of the Detroit Stars, which usually have pinstripes. Indians – The Indians appeared to have worn pinstriped road grays in 1908 and 1909. Pinstripes were removed from the away grays in 1910. In 1915, the Indians had new uniforms and both the home and road sets. Variations of this look lasted through the 1920 season. In 1921, the Indians had new uniforms (without pinstripes) that sported “World Champions” as the club won the World Series the previous season. The Indians would not don a pinstriped uniform until 1929, where the road grays had pinstripes. This look would last through the 1936 although their home uniforms changed in 1933 and again in 1936. In 1939, pinstripes would be removed from the road uniforms. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Cleveland&lowYear=1908&highYear=1971&sort=year&increment=9 The Indians would not wear another pinstriped uniform until 1958 on the home whites. This look would last through the 1962 season. The 1963-1969 sleeveless set did not have pinstripes. The Indians wore pinstripes again in 1970, which were featured only on the home sets as the away set featured no pinstripes. In 1971, the team changed its uniforms again, and likewise included pinstripes on the home whites. This would be the last time the Indians would wear a regular pinstriped uniform as every uniform change that the club has had since 1972 do not feature pinstripes. In 2010, the Indians wore 1920 pinstriped throwback uniforms against the Nationals (wearing Senators throwbacks of that year). Orioles/STL Browns – Despite the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles franchise being around over 100 years, the franchise has only donned a pinstriped uniform just once. In 1910, the St. Louis Browns had pinstriped gray road uniforms that lasted only one season. Since becoming the Baltimore Orioles in 1954, the club has never donned a pinstriped regular uniform. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/detail_page.asp?fileName=al_1910_stlouis.gif&Entryid=166 Athletics (Phi/KC/Oak) – The Philadelphia Athletics first donned a pinstriped road gray uniform in 1909, that would only last one season. Pinstripes were removed the following season but would return in 1914. This look lasted until 1918, when pinstripes were removed again. Pinstriped were also on the road grays in 1915 and 1916. In 1920, the A’s had new uniforms (with an elephant on the chest rather than an “A”) that had pinstripes on the home jerseys. This look only lasted one season and would be the final time the Athletics had pinstripes when they were in Philadelphia. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Philadelphia&lowYear=1900&highYear=1920&sort=year&increment=9 In 1955, the A’s relocated to Kansas City and only donned pinstripes once during the 1961 season. Those uniforms greatly resemble the Yankees. It also didn’t help that the team, which was playing poorly during the time, were seen as a farm team to the Yankees, who were the dominant team in the American League. The Athletics relocated again to Oakland in 1968. To this day, the Oakland Athletics have never worn a regular pinstriped uniform. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/detail_page.asp?fileName=al_1961_kansascity.gif&Entryid=976 Twins/1st Wash. Senators – The 1st version of the Washington Senators wore pinstripes in 1912 on both their home and road uniforms. This look lasted though the 1916 season. In 1917, the Senators had new uniforms with also had pinstripes on both the home and road sets. This look would last through the 1925 season although pinstripes were removed from the road grays in 1924, the same year the team won the World Series. Pinstripes would return on a Senators uniform in 1928. The club would wear pinstripes on their home whites through the 1935 season. Pinstripes would not return on a Senators uniform until 1942. However, those uniforms just lasted one season and were replaced a non-pinstriped version of the home whites. Pinstripes returned in 1948 when the Senators had new uniforms. Pinstripes would remain during the franchise’s final years in Washington. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Washington&lowYear=1912&highYear=1960&sort=year&increment=9 In 1961, the Washington Senators relocated to Minnesota and renamed the Twins. For most of the franchise’s history in Minnesota, the team has donned pinstripes. The team’s first uniforms as the Twins featured navy pinstripes on the home whites. This look would last through the 1971 season. In 1972, the Twins had new pullover uniforms and ditched the pinstripes. Variations of the pullover look would last through the 1986 season. In 1987, the Twins debuted a new look, scrapping the pullovers and replacing powder blue road uniforms with traditional gray. Not only did the home uniforms have pinstripes, so did the road grays. It was rare for teams to pinstripes on their road uniforms. The Twins ended up winning the World Series in their new look. This look would last over two decades, lasting through the 2009 season. In 2010, the Twins had new uniforms as they opened a new ballpark, Target Field, after nearly 30 years of indoor baseball at the Metrodome. The new home uniforms had pinstripes and were basically an updated version of what the club had worn since 1987. The road grays, however, were different and did not have pinstripes. The same season, the Twins introduced 1960s throwbacks, which have pinstripes. In 2015, the Twins had new home uniforms which did not feature pinstripes. However, the 1960s throwbacks continued to be worn until 2019, when they were replaced with a navy-blue alternate jersey. Next up, the renaming teams.
  4. Pinstripes on a baseball uniform have been around for a long time and nearly every MLB franchise has donned them at some point. Of course, not every team looks good in them and is not a necessity. As of the 2019 MLB season, only 6 of the 30 clubs have pinstripes on their home uniforms (Yankees, Mets, Cubs, White Sox, Phillies, and Rockies). I can memorize what teams wore from the 1960s to today in my head. However, I had to browse through the Dressed to the Nines website to see what teams wore from the 1900s to the 1950s. Pinstripes were quite common in the 1910s and 1920s and even some of the teams one would least expect, such as the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Cardinals, had them at some point. The team by team order is based pre-expansion National League, pre-expansion American League, and the expansion teams that have debuted since the 1960s. == The original 8 teams of the National League == Braves (Bos/Mil/Atl) – The Boston Braves were the first team to have pinstripes on their road uniforms in 1907. However, these uniforms lasted only one season. The next set of uniforms the Braves had pinstripes on their uniforms was during the 1913 season on their dark gray road set. This set lasted 2 more seasons. In 2015, the Braves added a home pinstriped alternate uniforms and this uniform would be the club’s primary home uniform the following season. This look lasted through the 1920 season. The Braves’ 1921-1923 uniforms did not feature pinstripes. In 1924, pinstripes were added to the Braves’ home uniform. In 1925, the Braves added a pinstriped road uniform. Variations of this look lasted through the 1928 season. From 1929 to 1936, none of the Braves uniforms had pinstripes. In 1937, the Braves had a blue/yellow color scheme and had pinstripes on their home uniforms. This look only lasted 2 seasons and would be the final time in the Boston era that the Braves donned pinstripes. From 1939 to 1952, there were no pinstripes on the Braves uniforms. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Boston&lowYear=1900&highYear=1952&sort=year&increment=9 In 1953, the Braves relocated to Milwaukee. Throughout their entire history in Milwaukee, the Braves did not wear pinstripes, the club had only two uniform sets between 1953 and 1965: the 1st set (dating back to 1946 when the team was in Boston and clearly the basis for the 1987-present uniforms) which lasted through the 1962 season and the 1963-1965 set. In 1966, the Braves relocated from Milwaukee to their current home in Atlanta. After 2 years of the Milwaukee-era set (but with a “A” hat instead of “M”), the Braves changed their uniforms in 1968 and home uniform featured pinstripes. This look lasted 4 seasons before the Braves changed to a pullover-style uniforms which did not feature pinstripes (the ones that Hank Aaron hit his famous 715 home run in). In 1976, the Braves changed their uniforms again which featured red pinstripes around the time Ted Turner bought ownership of the team. This look lasted 4 seasons and remains the most recent set to include pinstripes as the 1980-1986 pullover/powder blue set and the 1987-present traditional sets don’t have them. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Atlanta&lowYear=1966&highYear=1979&sort=year&increment=9 Reds – The Reds first donned pinstripes in 1914 where only the road grays had them. An alternate pinstriped home version was included in 1919 and 1920. The pinstriped home whites were not worn in 1921 but would become the new home uniforms in 1922. Variations of this look lasted through 1925. In 1926, the Reds added navy to their color scheme and had new uniforms, which also contained pinstripes. This look lasted through the 1929 season. In 1930, navy was dropped from the color scheme, but pinstripes remained on the Reds uniforms for the next 2 seasons. In 1932, the Reds had new uniforms which did not contain pinstripes. In fact, none of the Reds uniforms between 1932 and 1957 contained pinstripes. In 1958, the Reds added pinstripes to their sleeveless home uniforms, which debuted in 1956. Variations of the sleeveless pinstriped look would last through the 1966 seasons. In 1967, the Reds had new uniforms which featured pinstripes on the home whites. However, pinstripes were removed on the set that would last through the 1971 season. The 1972-1992 pullover uniforms did not feature pinstripes. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Cincinnati&lowYear=1914&highYear=1969&sort=year&increment=9 In 1993, the Reds got new uniforms. Not only did these uniforms featured pinstripes on the uniforms but also on the caps. In addition, the Reds reintroduced the sleeveless/vest style that hadn’t been seen on a baseball field since 1970 (when the Pirates had them during the 1st half of the season). Not only did the Reds home uniforms had pinstripes, the road grays had them as well (although the road grays were not sleeveless.) This look lasted through the 1998 season. In 1999, the Reds had new uniforms and added black to their color scheme. Unlike the 1993-1998 set, the 1999 uniforms were sleeveless on both the home and the road uniform. But the road uniforms did not have pinstripes. The Reds’ "black for black's sake" (BFBS) period lasted through the 2006 season. The uniforms the Reds have worn since 2007 don’t feature pinstripes. In 1993, the Reds wore 1925 throwbacks (which have pinstripes) against the Pirates (who also participated). In 2009, the Reds wore pinstriped 1964 throwbacks against the White Sox (who also wore their 1964 powder blue throwbacks). More recently this year (2019), the Reds will wear throwbacks (Some of them featuring pinstripes) as the club celebrates its 150th season. Cubs - The Cubs first added pinstripes on their uniforms was during the 1907 World Series. Their regular season uniforms did not feature them. The 1908 uniform set included a gray pinstriped road set. The 1909 and 1910 uniform sets also included pinstripes on the road grays. In 1911, the Cubs new road uniforms included pinstripes on the home white. However, the road sets were solid navy and did not feature pinstripes. This look only lasted 2 seasons and the Cubs uniforms of 1913 and 1914 did not feature pinstripes. In 1918, the Cubs’ one season only “UBS” look had pinstripes on both the home and road jerseys. The Cubs uniforms of 1919-1920 may have pinstripes on the home whites (can’t tell from the picture). The Cubs’ new uniforms in 1921 did not have pinstripes. In 1922 & 1923, the Cubs road uniforms had pinstripes. From 1924 to 1929, the Cubs uniforms did not feature pinstripes. In 1930, the Cubs had an alternate home pinstriped uniform. There were no pinstripes in 1931, but another pinstriped alternate home uniform was introduced in 1932 and was also worn the following season. From 1934 to 1956, none of the Cubs uniforms contained pinstripes. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Chicago&lowYear=1900&highYear=1960&sort=year&increment=9 In 1957, pinstripes were featured in the new home whites, which would be the basis of every Cubs home uniform since, from the pullovers of the 70s & 80s, beefing up the primary logo in 1979, adding names to the back of the jerseys in 1993 and so on. The only time Cubs would add pinstripes on the road uniforms was from 1978 to 1981, during their pullover/powder blue period. The Cubs wore 1918 pinstriped throwbacks in a game against the host Red Sox (who also wore throwbacks) at Fenway Park in 2011, as the two clubs celebrated the 1918 World Series between them. In 2013, the Cubs wore their 1909 gray pinstriped throwbacks against the host Mariners, who wore throwbacks of one the Seattle minor league teams of the early 20th Century as the team did not exist until 1977. In 2014, the Cubs celebrated 100 years at Wrigley Field and wore throwbacks (some of them featuring pinstripes) from the team’s long history, such as a 1969 throwback game against the Braves (who also wore their 1969 uniforms). Cardinals - The Cardinals first added pinstripes in 1918 on both the home and road uniforms. This look lasted 2 seasons. The 1920-1921 and 1922 (the 1st with the birds on bat script, a staple of many Cardinals uniforms since) sets did not have pinstripes. In 1923, the Cardinals added a gray pinstriped alternate uniform. This uniform became the permanent road uniform the following season and the Cardinals would wear a pinstriped gray road uniform through the 1929 season. In 1927, the Cardinals had a new pinstriped uniform in 1927 with the words “World Champions” on both sets as the team won the World Series the previous season. In 1928, the home jersey no longer featured “World Champions” and the road set was replaced with the 1924-1926 road set although the Cardinals also wore a non-pinstriped version of the road grays. 1929 would be the last time the Cardinals would ever don a pinstriped uniform as every regular uniform the club has ever worn since do not feature pinstripes. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=St.+Louis&lowYear=1918&highYear=1930&sort=year&increment=9 In 2011, the Cardinals wore pinstriped Negro League throwbacks against the Pirates (also wearing Negro League throwbacks). Phillies – A franchise known for their pinstriped home jerseys but during much of their pre-1950 history, the team did not wear pinstripes that often. The Phillies first wore pinstriped uniforms in 1921 both at home and on the road. This look lasted 2 seasons. The uniforms the Phillies wore in 1923 also had pinstripes on both the home and road sets but this set only lasted a single season. The uniforms the Phillies wore between 1924 and 1949 did not feature pinstriped. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Philadelphia&lowYear=1900&highYear=1950&sort=year&increment=9 In 1950, the Phillies new uniforms featured red pinstripes on the home whites. In fact, every Phillies home uniform since has pinstripes. The 1950 Phillies uniform had a long 20-year run, lasting through the 1969 season. In 1970, the Phillies had new pinstriped uniforms and changed their primary color from red to maroon. Variations of this look (from powder blue on the road in 1973, zippers in 1974, buttons returning in 1987 and gray replacing powder blue in 1989) lasted though the 1991 season. In 1992, the Phillies changed their look to a modernized version of what the club wore from 1950 to 1969 as red returned as their primary color. The Phillies still wear these uniforms today. In 1991, the Phillies (in what would be the final year of the maroon look) wore 1950s throwbacks (almost foreshadowing what the team would wear when they changed their look the following season) in a game against the Reds (also wearing sleeveless throwbacks and would adopt the sleeveless look 2 seasons later). That game was likely the first “Turn Back the Clock” game where BOTH teams participated. In 2002, the Phillies wore 70s pinstriped throwbacks against the Braves (wearing the Hank Aaron-era blue throwbacks). In 2011, the Phillies wore 1984 throwbacks against the Padres (who actually wore the 1980-1983 pullover uniforms as the 1984 version had belts and buttons on the jersey.) In 2014, the Phillies wore their 70s/80s throwbacks again in a “90s Night” throwback game against the Diamondbacks (who wore their 1998-2000 black jersey/gray pinstriped pants combo). The Phillies only wore the maroon pinstriped look in the 1st 2 years of the 90s and the Diamondbacks did not exist until 1998. In 2016, the Phillies wore 1970s throwbacks against the Brewers (who wore their 70s powder blue road uniforms.) Reds @ Phillies from 1991 (YouTube link) Pirates – The Pirates first wore pinstriped uniforms in 1912, wearing them on both home and on the road. The team also wore pinstriped uniforms in 1913 and 1914. From 1915 to 1976, the Pirates did not don pinstripes on any of their uniforms in such a long period. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Pittsburgh&lowYear=1912&highYear=1977&sort=year&increment=9 In 1977, the Pirates debuted a wild mix-and-match black and gold uniform set that included home white pinstriped, gold, and black jerseys. The pinstripes were gold with black trim rather than a simple black or gold stripe. This look lasted through the 1979 season, where the Pirates won the World Series. In 1980, the pinstripes were removed from the home white jerseys, but the gold and black mix-and-match style would remain through the 1984 season . The Pirates’ more traditional pullover style of 1985-1990 and the 1991-1996 button-down style did not have pinstripes. In 1997, the Pirates introduced a new logo and had new uniforms. The new road uniforms were a pinstriped version of the 1991-1996 road set while the home jerseys did not have pinstripes. This look lasted through 2000, the final season at Three Rivers Stadium. In 2001, the Pirates not only opened a new stadium (PNC Park), but also new sleeveless uniforms based on what the club wore in the 1950s and 1960s. These uniforms did not feature pinstripes. In 2005, the Pirates added a pinstriped version of the home whites as an alternate uniform. These uniforms would be occasionally before being retired after the 2010 season although the Pirates scrapped their sleeveless uniforms in 2009. In 2005, the Pirates wore throwbacks of the Negro Leagues’ Pittsburgh Crawfords, which have pinstripes, against the Mets (who were also wearing Negro League throwbacks). In 2008, the Pirates wore the pinstriped Negro League throwbacks again, this time against the Rays (who also wore Negro League throwbacks, that of the Jacksonville Red Caps). They wore the pinstriped Crawfords uniforms once again in a 2010 Negro League throwback game against the Tigers (who wore the pinstriped Detroit Stars uniforms). In 2009, the Pirates celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1979 World Series championships and wore the white pinstriped jersey/black pants combo in a game against the Reds (who also participated and wore their 1979 uniforms). In 2010, the Pirates wore their 1970s white pinstriped throwbacks in a game against the A’s (who also donned their 70s throwbacks) Giants (NY/San Fran) – The New York Giants first wore pinstripes in the 1911 season, both at home and on the road. The team also wore pinstripes uniforms through the 1915 season. In 1916, the Giants had new uniforms and replaced the pinstripes with pink plaid, although the pinstriped uniform was still worn. Plaid baseball uniforms never caught on and only lasted one season. In 1917, the Giants had new uniforms which had pinstripes on the home whites and a checkered-like pattered on the road grays. The 1918 home whites had pinstripes while the road grays did not. The Giants changed their look again in 1919 and pinstripes were present on both the home and road uniforms. This look lasted another season and the Giants changed again in 1912, where only the home whites had pinstripes. The new look lasted 2 seasons and another uniform change happened in 1923, where the new uniforms had pinstripes on both the home jersey and the away jersey. In 1924, the Giants added an alternate uniform which also had pinstripes. In 1925, the Giants had another uniform change and both uniforms had pinstripes. In 1926, the Giants changed yet again and both uniforms featured pinstripes. This look lasted another season. In 1928, the Giants had new home uniforms which did not have pinstripes while the away jerseys remained the same. This look remained for another season. In 1930, the pinstriped road grays were replaced with a non-pinstriped version of the road grays. In 1931, the pinstriped home uniform returned. In 1932, the Giants had a new pinstriped home uniform. This would the final time the Giants would don a pinstriped uniform as every NY Giants uniform from 1933 to 1957 did not feature pinstripes. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=New+York&lowYear=1911&highYear=1933&sort=year&increment=9 Since relocating to San Francisco in 1958, the Giants have never worn a regular uniform that had pinstripes. However, they did wear 1925 throwbacks (which had pinstripes) in a Turn Back the Clock game against the Cubs (who did not participate and wore their regular road set) in 1991. In 2008, the Giants wore Negro League throwback (that had pinstripes) in a game against the Royals (also wearing pinstripes). In 2012, the Giants wore pinstriped 1912 throwbacks against the Cubs (who also participated wearing their all-navy uniforms of that season). Dodgers – The Brooklyn Dodgers wore a checkered dark gray road uniform in 1909. The team first donned pinstripes for the first time on their away grays in 1911. From 1912 to 1915, the Dodgers had pinstripes on both the home and road sets. In 1916, the Dodgers replaced the pinstriped with a checked pattered. The Dodgers also spotted a checked design in 1917. Pinstripes returned to the uniforms in 1918. In 1919, only the home whites had pinstripes. From 1920 to 1924, the Dodgers had pinstripes on both the home and road uniforms. In 1925, the Dodgers had new uniforms which had pinstripes on the home set and no pinstripes on the road set. 1926 saw another uniform change and both the home and road sets had pinstripes. This look lasted another season. In 1928, the Dodgers had pinstriped home jerseys and checkered away jerseys. In 1929, the Dodgers had pinstriped home uniforms and the new road uniforms had no pinstripes. In 1930, the Dodgers’ pinstriped uniforms remained while the new road uniforms had no pinstripes. In 1931, the Dodgers changed their uniforms yet again and the new sets contained no pinstripes. In 1932, the Dodgers had yet another uniform change which featured pinstripes on the home whites and no pinstripes on the road sets. The Dodgers also had an alternate home pinstriped uniform which would be the main home uniform in 1933. In 1934, the Dodgers’ new uniform contained uniforms. In 1935, pinstripes were added to the home whites. This look would last another season and 1936 would be the last year the Dodgers donned a pinstriped uniform. The 1937 uniforms had no pinstripes as did the 1938 uniforms, which would be the beginning of defining the Dodger look that has lasted to this day. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have never worn a pinstriped regular uniform. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Brooklyn&lowYear=1900&highYear=1940&sort=year&increment=9 Next up, the 8 original American League teams.
  5. A signature feature of Wrigley Field has been the scoreboard on center field. On top of the scoreboard are the colored flags which are ordered based on the current standings. Prior to 1969, the left side is the “First Division” with the top flag representing 1st place and the right side represents the “Second Division” with the bottom-most team flag representing the last place team. Also note the flags have the city names of the teams rather than the team names themselves. Here’s an interesting ad of the flags of Wrigley field in 1945. Left Side Cubs - Navy or Dark Royal Blue Cardinals - Dark Red Brooklyn Dodgers - Orange Pirates - Black Right Side NY Giants - Dark Blue (the same as the Cubs) Boston Braves - Green Reds - Light Red Phillies - Light Blue In 1969, division play began, and the newly NL East team flags were on the left side and the newly NL West team flags were on the right side of the scoreboard. B&W image from 1969 (NL East team flags only) In 1994, the wild card/3 division format debuted, and the flags were divided based on division with the NL Central teams in the left, NL West teams in the center, and the NL East teams on the right. Also, flags now display each team’s name rather than the city or state they play in, although its possible the change happened either in the 70s or 80s. Wrigley Field sometime between 1994 and 1997. By 1998, the NL West and NL Central team flags swapped places with the NL West team flags. To this day, the NL West team flags are on the left, the NL Central team flags are on the center and the NL East team flags remain on the right side. Below is each team’s scoreboard flag: Cubs - blue with red letters Cardinals - White with red letters Reds - Red with white letters (an inverse of the Cardinals flag) Pirates - black with yellow letters Brewers - yellow with navy blue letters Mets - Orange with blue letters Braves - Navy Blue with red letters Phillies - Maroon with white letters (even after the team changed their colors from maroon to red/blue in 1992) Marlins - was black with white letters from 2012 to 2018. Originally teal with black letters from 1993 to 2011. Not sure what the flag is now due to the team’s rebrand this year. Nationals/Expos - White with red letters (the same as the Cardinals although the red is a tad lighter). When they were the Expos, the flag was white with blue letters (an inverse of the Dodgers flag) Dodgers - Blue with white letters Padres - Navy Blue with khaki letters since 2004. Beforehand, the flag was brown with yellow letters, even during the 90s when the team changed its colors to navy/orange Diamondbacks - Currently orange with white letter since 2016, although orange is not one of the Diamondbacks colors. The flag was previously Dark Red with sand letters from 2007 to 2015. Not sure what the flag colors were from 1998-2006. Can’t find an image from that period Rockies - Purple with white letters Giants - Black with orange letters Astros - Gold with dark red letters from 2000 to 2012. Prior to 2000, the flag was orange with blue (navy?) letters, the same as the Mets flag even when the Astros changed their uniform/colors in 1994. The flag was removed when the Astros moved to the AL in 2013. I guess its back to orange with blue letters like it had been before? 2008 Wrigley Field scoreboard 2016 Wrigley Field scoreboard I have no idea about the other AL teams since Wrigley Field’s scoreboard does not include them. However, the entrance includes the flags of the Cubs (and the flags of Chicago and Illinois) and the flag of their opponent (and city and state flags). Since Inter-league Play began in 1997, there have been occasional flags of AL teams whenever they visit Wrigley Field. White Sox - black with white letters (like the 2012-present Marlins)? Maybe its inverse? Indians - Navy with red letters (like the Braves flag). This one I’m certain of due to the 2016 World Series. Tigers - navy with orange letters? Twins - navy/red or red/navy? Maybe it's navy/white instead? Royals - blue with white letters (like the Dodgers)? Maybe its powder blue with blue letters? Yankees - navy with white letters or inverse? Red Sox - red with navy letters? Orioles - orange with black letters? (or inverse like the Giants flag) Blue Jays - blue with red letters or blue with white letters (or inverse)? Rays - navy with light blue letters or inverse? navy/white or navy/gold? Angels - red with white letters or inverse? Athletics - Green with yellow letters? Rangers - blue with red letters (like the Cubs)? Mariners - Navy with teal letters or inverse? Do other MLB teams display team color/logo flags in their stadiums (past or present)? I know the White Sox don’t as the only ballparks I’ve ever attended are Wrigley and New Comiskey/the Cell. They just display flags of White Sox’ logo history at the Cell/New Comiskey.
  6. Thank you all for the feedback. I agree with Quillz's post. Some teams can pull off the NNOB at home/NOB on road look, such as the Red Sox. The Cubs did it for 2 seasons (2005-06) but went back to NOB on the home pinstripes. They could go either way as they were NNOB at home until 1993. That's what the Dodgers should had done in 2005. Their numbers looked weird and empty with the NNOB look. The White Sox hosted the Dodgers in 2005 to honor the 1959 World Series between the two teams and both wore throwbacks. The numbers on the Dodgers' throwback jersey were clearly thicker than their regular jersey numbers. Only the Yankees can pull off the NNOB look since their numbers are thick. Speaking of names on the uniform, here’s NHL’s history of NOB on team jerseys. Prior to the 1970/71 season, all teams were NNOB on their jerseys. 1970-71 – 4 teams (Rangers, Golden Seals, Kings, & Penguins) added NOB to their home (white/light colored) jerseys but remained NNOB on their road/dark colored jerseys. All other teams remained NNOB on their uniforms. 1971/72 – No changes 1972/73 – The Red Wings become the 5th team to add NOB to their home jersey 1973/74 – The Flyers become the 6th team to add NOB to their home jersey 1974/75 – The expansion Capitals become the 7th team to add NOB to their home jersey 1975/76 – The North Stars & Scouts (now Devils) add NOB to their home jersey. The Golden Seals & Penguins become NNOB on the home jersey. 1976/77 – The Blues add NOB to their home jersey. The Seals relocate to Cleveland and become the Barons. Their new jerseys are NOB on home and NNOB on the road. 1977/78 – The NHL required all teams to put NOB on all their uniforms (home and road). As a result, every team ‘s jersey has NOB. Except the Maple Leafs, who continued to be NNOB on their jerseys. The NHL threatened to fine the Leafs if they continued to be NNOB on their jerseys. The Leafs gave in and put NOB on their jerseys. 1978/79 – Since this season, every existing and expansion team in the NHL has put NOB on their uniforms. The Seals/Barons would fold this season. Original source: http://www.nhluniforms.com/ Prior to 1970, NFL teams were NNOB on their jerseys. The AFL during the 1960s had NOB on their jerseys. When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, every team had NOB on their jerseys and every season since. Not sure when the NBA (or ABA) started putting names on the back of their jerseys. Early 70s? There’s no NBA site similar to NHLuniforms, Gridiron Uniforms Database, or Dressed to the Nines. As far as college football or college basketball teams are concerned, it varies by team. Some are NOB, others are NNOB. And there are a few that have gone back and forth from NNOB to NOB (or vice versa) over the years.
  7. On a side note, how do I edit the YouTube links? I just want to show the links to the videos, not the embedded videos themselves. Anyway, here's part 2: the National League teams. Cubs – Prior to 1979, the Cubs had always been a NNOB team. In 1979, the Cubs added NOB to their powder blue pinstriped road uniforms due to the NL adding a rule requiring all teams in the NL to add names to their away jerseys that year. All the Cubs road jerseys, from the 1982-1989 blue softball tops to the early 90s gray jerseys to the “Cuba” jerseys of 1994-1996 and what the club has worn since 1997, have all had NOB since. The classic home whites remained NNOB until 1993, when the Cubs added NOB to the jerseys which lasted through the 2004 season. In 2005, the Cubs removed names of the back of their home jerseys, becoming NNOB at home for the 1st time since 1992. The Cubs also added a 2nd blue alt jersey with NNOB that would be worn only at home games. The blue jersey the team had been wearing since 1997 with NOB would be worn for away games only. The standard gray jerseys, also introduced in 1997 and still worn today, remained NOB. In 2007, NOB returned to the Cubs home white jerseys and the blue jersey with NNOB was retired. Cardinals – the Cardinals have had NOB on their uniforms as early as the 1967 season. All of the team’s looks from the pullovers of the 70s & 80s to the traditional button-down uniforms of the 90s, 00s, and today have all had NOB on the jersey. 1967 World Series (Cardinals vs Red Sox) Reds – The Reds may have been the first NL team to put names on the back of their uniforms. The earlier year is 1965. Unlike most teams, the names were below the numbers (similar to the NBA's Kings of the 70s and 80s) This look lasted from 1961 to 1966, but I don’t know if there were NOB prior to 1965. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=Cincinnati&lowYear=1960&highYear=1972&sort=year&increment=9 Reds @ Cubs from 1965 All of the Reds looks since then, from 1967-1971 look, the 1972-1992 pullover look, the 1993-1998 sleeveless look, the 1999-2006 BFBS look, and their 2007-current look have each had NOB on the jerseys. Pirates – Like the Cubs, the Pirates were a NNOB team prior to 1979, even as their mix-and-match black and mustard period began in 1977. Due to the 1979 NL rule on jerseys, the Pirates added NOB to their jerseys starting that season, the same season the Pirates won the World Series. This particular look lasted through 1984 and all the Pirates looks since then from the button-down look of the 1990s, the sleeveless look of the 2000s, and what the team wears today have NOB on the jerseys. Brewers – The Brewers were among the last teams to add NOB to their jerseys, adding them to their road jerseys in 1990 (the same year as the other holdout, the Red Sox). The Brewers had new uniforms that year, moving away from the pullover looks of the 70s and 80s. The home jerseys remained NNOB until 1993, when the home jerseys were now NOB in the final year of the MB Glove logo era. The Brewers rebrand from 1994 to what the team has worn since 2000 have NOB on the jerseys. Even the 80s-throwbacks the team wears on occasional have NOB even though the original jerseys were pullovers with NNOB. Phillies – The Phillies added NOB to their road uniforms as early as the 1974 season. The home whites were NNBO. The following season, names were added to the home jerseys and the team has had NOB on their uniforms since then, even as the team rebranded its look in 1992 (which is still worn to this day). 1974 Phillies 1975/1976 Phillies Braves – The Braves were on of the last NL teams to add NOB to their jerseys as the team added them in the 1979 season due to the NL requiring its teams to have names on the backs of the road jerseys. The Braves home jerseys remained NNOB that season. In 1980, the Braves got new uniforms and both the home whites and the powder blue roads were NOB. The Braves uniforms remained NOB ever since, including the 1987 traditional look the team still wears (though with some tweaks) today. Mets – The Mets were another NL team whose uniforms were NNOB prior to 1979. Names were added to the road jerseys in 1979 due to the NL rule change on uniforms. Not sure if the 1979 or 1980 home jerseys but by 1981 the Mets home jerseys were NOB. Most of the Mets uniforms since then from 1986 Racing Stripes look to the BSFS look of the late 90s/2000s to what they wear today have NOB on their jerseys. Mets @ Phillies from 1978 Mets @ Giants from 1979 1981 Mets Compilation An exception was the 1999 season (the 2nd year of the BFBS look) when the Mets removed the names of their home jersey. The Mets also removed names from their alt black “METS” jersey and occasionally wore those at home. As a result, the team introduced another black jersey that would be worn on road games, which “NEW YORK” instead of “METS”. These jerseys had NOB as the standard gray jerseys also had NOB. The NNOB look only lasted one season as names were put back on both the home white jerseys and the black “METS” alternate jersey. The Mets would shade all traces of the BFBS period after the 2012 season. Diamondbacks @ Mets 1999 NLDS Braves @ Mets 1999 NLCS Game 5 (Robin Ventura Grand Slam single) Mets @ Braves 1999 NLCS Game 6 Nationals/Expos – The Expos added NOB on their uniforms either in 1978 or 1979 (due to the NL rule on uniforms that year). When the Expos had new uniforms in 1980, those uniforms had NOB as did the 1992 uniform rebrand. When the Expos relocated and became the Washington Nationals in 2005, each of the Nationals look have NOB on the jerseys. 1978 episode of TWIB Marlins - The Marlins have always had NOB on their uniforms since making their debut in 1993. Not much more to say. Dodgers – The Dodgers had NOB on their jerseys as early as the 1974 season. NOB remained through the 2004 season. In 2005, new ownership wanted the team to more like the Yankees and not only removed named from the home jerseys but from the road jerseys as well. The Cubs also went NNOB that season but only for the home jerseys as the road jerseys remained NOB. I assumed that the 1979 NL rule on uniforms had been abandoned or ignored at this point. The Dodgers’ NNOB look only lasted 2 seasons as names returned to both the home and road jerseys in 2007. The Dodgers uniforms remain NOB ever since. Dodgers @ Braves from 1974 (Hank Aaron 715 home run) Giants – The Giants first went NOB on their uniforms as early as the 1973 season. All of the team’s uniforms through 1999 from the 1977-1982 pullover look, the 1983-1993 look, and the 1994-1999 look had NOB on the jerseys. In 2000, the Giants not only had new uniforms (which are still worn to this day) but also a new stadium (Pac Bell/AT&T Park). The new home whites had NNOB while the away jerseys were NOB. The home alternate jerseys the Giants have introduced from the 2010-2013 orange jerseys to the 2014-present orange jerseys (based on the 1977-1982 orange jersey) have NNOB while the 2012 alternate gray road jerseys (based on the 1983-1993 road set) have NOB. 1973 SF Giants http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=NL&city=San+Francisco&lowYear=1970&highYear=1982&sort=year&increment=9 Padres – The Padres added NOB on their uniforms in 1974. In 1975, the names were removed from the road jersey but remained on the home jerseys. In 1976, the Padres changed to the pullover look, including new road sets. The home jersey was NOB while the road brown was NNOB. This look remained in 1977 but the Padres had new uniforms again the following season. Unlike the previous two sets, the Padres had NOB on all of their uniforms. All of Padres looks since 1978 had NOB on their jerseys, from the 1980-1984 look, the 1985-1990 brown/orange look, 1991-2003 navy/orange look, 2004-2011 navy/sand look, and the current bland navy look. http://caglaze.cts.com/ Rockies – The Rockies were NNOB on their home whites during their inaugural 1993 season. The black alternates and road grays had NOB, however. Since 1994, the Rockies had added NOB to their home jerseys and have been NOB ever since. Dimaondbacks – the Diamondbacks have had NOB on their all their jerseys since debuting in 1998. Not much more to say. And that's it. The history of Names of the back of baseball jerseys. Correct me on missing/incorrect information. The MLB Game Worn Jerseys of the Double Knit Era (1970-present) by Bill Henderson is helpful but what about 1960s uniforms that added NOB? Should NOB remain or does one wanna go old-school and remove names entirely like the pre-1960s uniforms of the past? Thoughts?
  8. NOB = Name on Back of jersey NNOB = No Name on Back of jersey A staple of the MLB uniform nearly 60 years has been the addition of the player’s name on the back of the uniforms. In 1960, the White Sox were the 1st team to add names of the back of their uniforms. By the end of the 1960s, a few other teams, such as the Reds, Cardinals, and Orioles, added names to the back of their uniforms. However, most teams remained NNOB. By the end of the 1970s, most of the teams had NOB on their uniforms. In 1979, the NL had a rule requiring all teams to have NOB on their away uniforms. The AL did not adopt such a rule. By 1990, every team except the Yankees had NOB on their away uniforms, although a few (most notably the Red Sox) remained NNOB on their home jerseys. With a few exceptions, every team (except the Yankees) continues to have NOB on their away jerseys to this day. Let’s breakdown each team’s NOB on jersey history. First the American League teams. White Sox – The team that started the trend in 1960. However, only the road jerseys had NOB as the home whites remained NNOB. Due to the Sox changing their uniforms every 5-10 seasons (until 1991), I don’t know if they had NOB in 1964 (when they switched from road grays to powder blue), 1967 (another road uniform change) or 1969 (when they went back from powder blue to gray). In addition, the White Sox would go back and forth from NOB to NNOB though the 1990s. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Chicago&lowYear=1960&highYear=1971&sort=year&increment=9 In 1971, the White Sox had yet another uniform change, with red as the prominent color. These uniforms (plus the road powder blues) had NNOB. Angels @ White Sox from 1974 In 1976, the White Sox changed again to an early 20th-century inspired look with navy blue as the prominent color. NOB of jersey returned with this look, which lasted through the 1981 season. The 1982-1986 “Winning Ugly” uniforms also had NOB. In 1987, however, The White Sox had yet another uniform change which lasted through the 1990 season. Originally, the uniforms were NNOB but the road jerseys were NOB in 1990 (The final season of Comiskey Park). In 1991, the White Sox changed their uniforms again when New Comiskey Park/US Cellular Field opened (yes, I know the park has another name change in recent years, but I will keep calling it either New Comiskey or the Cell.) In reality, this look premiere sooner than intended and debuted during the last month of the 1990 season, due to how popular this look would become. White Sox @ Red Sox from 1990 (Red Sox clinch AL East) Mariners @ White Sox from 1990 (final game at Comiskey Park) Unlike their previous looks, this White Sox look has remained mostly consistent to this day. However, when these uniforms debuted, the home jerseys had NNOB while the away gray jersey and the black alt jerseys had NOB. In 1997, NOB were added to the home jersey, which have stuck ever since. Indians – Another team that has had different looks throughout its long history. Not sure when exactly the Indians added NOB to their jerseys. The earliest is at least 1968 as evidence of the all-star game that year where an Indians player was the starting pitcher for the AL. This Indians uniform lasted from 1963 to 1969. http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/uniforms.asp?league=AL&city=Cleveland&lowYear=1960&highYear=1975&sort=year&increment=9 1968 All Star Game @ Houston The Indians changed their uniforms multiple times in the early 1970s. Not sure if NOB remained. For most of the 1970s, the Indians were known for their bright red uniforms with the caveman-like font. Those uniforms had NOB. All of the Indians uniforms ever since had had NOB from the 1979-1985 look, the Charlie Sheen in Major League I & II look from 1986-1993, the World Series contending years of the 1990s & 2000s when their ballpark was known as Jacobs Field, to the current post-Chief Wahoo era of today. Tigers – The Tigers added NOB at least as early as the 1971 season and have remained on the team’s uniforms since. Not sure about 1969 or 1970, but they were still NNOB in 1968. 1968 World Series (Tigers @ Cardinals) 1971 All Star Game in Detroit Twins – Not sure exactly when the Twins added NOB to their jerseys. By 1977 (as seen from an episode of “This Week in Baseball”), the Twins uniforms had NOB. In 1987, the Twins had new uniforms and would win the World Series in their new look. The home jerseys had NNOB while the away grays had NOB. The home jerseys would have NOB in 1997. The Twins’ 2010 look and their recent look have NOB while their 1960s home throwbacks had NNOB. 1977 episode of TWIB Royals – The Royals added NOB to both their home whites and away powder blues in the 1978 season. All their other looks (from the 1985 World Series look to the BFBS 2002-2005 period, to what they wear nowadays) since then have had NOB, aside from their annual Negro League KC Monarchs throwbacks. Yankees – the only team never to have NOB on their uniforms and they’re not gonna start now. (Unless one counts those Players Weekend jerseys that each team dons from the past 2 seasons). It would be blasphemy if they ever do it. Ironic as they and the Indians were the 1st two teams to add numbers on the back of their jerseys in 1929. Red Sox – The BoSox were one of the last teams to adopt NOB, adding them to their road uniforms (which were brand new at the time, replacing the 1979-1989 look) in 1990. The 2009-2013 road jerseys and 2014-current road jerseys the Red Sox wear are also NOB. The iconic regular home jerseys have remained NNOB. Interesting enough, the Red Sox’ batting practice/spring training jersey from 2011 (not sure if they still where them) have NOB. In 2007, the Red Sox wore a home jersey with NOB for the 1st time ever as the team wore green jerseys to honor Red Auerbach, the long-time Boston Celtics coach who died the previous year. Orioles – The Orioles were one of the 1st teams to add NOB to their uniforms. They worn jerseys with NOB as early as the 1966 season (not only the team’s 1st world series title, but also 1st year of the famous cartoon bird logo). All the Orioles looks from the pullover look of the 70s and 80s, the realistic bird look of the 90s and 00s and back to the cartoon bird look of today have had NOB. 1966 World Series (Orioles vs Dodgers) Blue Jays – The Blue Jays were a NNOB team in their 1st 3 seasons. In 1980, NOB were added to both their home and road power blues. Strangely, the NOB were removed from their road jerseys while remaining on their home jerseys the following season and would remain through 1988. Typically, some teams were NNOB at home while being NOB on the road, but the Blue Jays were the opposite. NOB came back on the road jerseys in 1989 when the Blue Jays got new uniforms, ditching the pullovers and powder blue for traditional gray. NOB have remained on Blue Jays uniforms since, from the 1997-2003 look to the hideous BFBS 2004-2011 period to their beautiful current jerseys heavily based on the classic 1989-1996 look. Rays – the Rays uniforms have always had NOB since debuting in 1998. Nothing much more to say. Angels – The Angels first added NOB to their jerseys in the 1978 season. According to the Mothership, the 1979 and 1980 uniforms had NOB. Yet that appears to be incorrect as the Angels had NNOB during those seasons. NOB jerseys would return in 1981 and all the Angels looks since, from the button-down 1989-1992 look, the “Angels in the Outfield” look of 1993-1996, the Disney pajamas look of 1997-2001 to their current look that dates back to 2002, have all had NOB on the jerseys. Angels clinch 1979 AL West Angels vs Orioles 1979 ALCS Angels @ White Sox from 1980 1981 All Star Game in Cleveland Athletics – The A’s had NOB on their jerseys as early as the 1970 season. Not sure exactly when the added them. All their looks from the early 70s dynasty years to the 80s pullover uniforms to the Bash Brothers look of the late 80s/early 90s to what they wear today have all had NOB. Rangers – the Rangers were a NNOB team when they were the 2nd incarnation of the Washington Senators. When the team relocated to the Dallas area in 1972, the uniforms had NOB. All the uniforms the Rangers have worn since, from the Nolan Ryan-era look to the playoff years of the 1990s and what the team wears today, have had NOB on the jerseys. Mariners – Except for the current fauxback uniforms that have been worn since 2015, the Mariners have always had NOB on their uniforms since debuting in 1977. Astros - the Astros added NOB on their jerseys in as early as 1971, when they switched their main color from navy blue to orange. All of the Astros looks since then, from the 1975-1986 rainbow guts to the 1980-1993 rainbow shoulders to the 1994-1999 shooting star look to the 2000-2012 brick red/black pinstripes look to what they wear today, have all had NOB on their jerseys Hoston Astros pitcher at the 1971 All Star Game
  9. Here's my final post on this topic. Dodger Stadium: Normally, Dodger Stadium never put team logos on its outfield wall during this period, but when the stadium hosted the All-Star Game in 1980, there were team logos placed on the outfield wall for that game only. Unlike most stadiums during that period, Dodger Stadium put cap logos on its outfield wall as opposed to primary logos, NL team logos were located on the left field wall while AL team logos were located on the right field wall. Note that the Red Sox logo is much father away from the other AL team logos and is closer to the NL team logos for some reason. Left field from left to right: LA, HOU, ATL, STL, PIT, CIN, NYM, SD, PHI, MTL, SF, CHC Right field from left to right: BOS, CLE, DET, OAK, NYY, MIL, BAL, KC, TEX, CHW, TOR, SEA, MIN, CAL Conclusion: MLB team logos on stadium outfield wall peaked from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s where at least 7 stadiums had team logos from 1978 to 1995. This was mainly seen in the multipurpose/cookie cutter stadiums of the era, more often seen in the NL rather than the AL. In addition, nearly every stadium that had Astroturf featured put team logos on its outfield wall at some point. By 2000, only one team was still putting team logos on its outfield wall, the Expos. This came to an end when the Expos relocated to Washington (becoming the Nationals) after the 2004 season. pre-1976: no teams 1976 - 3 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, (uncertain about TEX) 1977 - 5 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, TEX, SEA 1978 - 7 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, TEX, SEA, TOR, SD 1979 - 8 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, SEA, TOR, SD, STL, (uncertain about TEX) 1980 - 9 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, SEA, TOR, SD, STL, NYM, LA (all star game only)(uncertain about TEX) 1981 - 8 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, SEA, TOR, SD, STL, NYM (uncertain about TEX or ATL) 1982 - 8 teams: PHI, PIT, HOU, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL 1983 - 8 teams: PHI, HOU, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD 1984 - 8 teams: PHI, HOU, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD (uncertain about CLE) 1985 - 10 teams: PHI, HOU, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, CLE 1986 - 9 teams: PHI, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, CLE 1987 - 10 teams: PHI, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, CLE, MTL 1988 - 10 teams: PHI, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, CLE, MTL 1989 - 10 teams: PHI, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, MTL, CAL (uncertain about CLE) 1990 - 10 teams: PHI, SEA, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, MTL, CAL (uncertain about CLE) 1991 - 9 teams: PHI, TOR, STL, NYM, ATL, SD, MIN, MTL, CAL 1992 - 8 teams: PHI, TOR, STL, NYM, SD, MIN, MTL, CAL 1993 - 9 teams: PHI, TOR, STL, NYM, SD, MIN, MTL, CAL, COL 1994 - 9 teams: PHI, TOR, STL, NYM, MIN, MTL, CAL, COL, PIT 1995 - 7 teams: PHI, TOR, STL, MIN, MTL, CAL, PIT 1996 - 6 teams: PHI, TOR, MTL, CAL, PIT, FLA (uncertain about MIN) 1997 - 4 teams: TOR, MTL, PIT, FLA 1998 - 3 teams: TOR, MTL, FLA 1999 - 2 teams: MTL, FLA 2000-2004: 1 team: MTL 2005-present: No teams Any final thoughts about this topic?
  10. Pro Player Stadium in Miami 1996 ------- the Marlins were a bit late in adding team logos on the outfield wall as several other teams began removing them from their outfield walls. The team logos were ordered alphabetically by league rather than division though the Marlins and Rockies logos are in the wrong place. Left Field (from left to right) ATL, CHC, CIN, FLA, COL, HOU, LA Right Field (from left to right) MTL, NYM, PHI, PIT, STL, SD, SF 1997 -------- The Pirates logo is updated Indians @ Marlins (1997 WS game 7) 1998 ------- The Brewers and Diamondbacks logos are added The Cardinals logo is updated to the 1998-present primary logo 1999 ------- The Reds logo was updated to the 1999-2006 primary logo The Marlins logo is slightly different the logos were removed entirely in 2000.
  11. Mile High Stadium 1993 -------- Team logos were placed on the outfield wall in the Rockies debut season. The team logos were divided both by division and city/state name. Unlike most stadiums that put team logos on each side of its outfield wall. Mile High put all the team logos on its left field wall as there are no logos on the right field wall. Another more notable thing was that each logo featured a roundel that featured each team's city/state and name. This is most noticeable with the Cubs logo. Notable exceptions were the Cardinals and Expos logos which already were roundel logos and were not altered. All the team logos were primaries except the Marlins, which used an alternate logo instead. Left field wall from left to right: ATL (navy), CIN (red), COL (black), HOU (navy), LA (blue), SD (navy), SF (black), CHC (blue), FLA (orange), MTL (n/a), NYM (blue), PHI (red), PIT (black), STL (n/a) 1994 ------- The Astros logo is updated to the 1994 primary logo. However, the Giants logos is not updated to the 1994-1999 primary logo. In 1995, the Rockies moved to Coors Field, which did not put team logos on its outfield wall. Next up, Pro Player Stadium in Miami
  12. Here's Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta 1982-1984 --------------- Team logos were placed on the outfield wall in the 1982 season (maybe 1981 but not sure as there were no logos in the 70s or 1980 seasons). The NL East team logos were on the left field wall and the NL West team logos were placed on the right field wall. The team logos appeared to organized based on alphabetical order of city/state but there are some errors. The logos were white rectangular banners Left Field from left to right: CHC, NYM, PHI, PIT, MTL, STL Right Field from left to right: ATL, CIN, HOU, LA, SF, SD 1985-1986 -------------- The Giants 1983-1993 logo was not updated until the 1985 season The Padres logo would not be updated to the 1985-1990 logo Left Field from left to right: CHC, NYM, PHI, PIT, MTL, STL Right Field from left to right: ATL, HOU, SF, SD, CIN, LA bonus picture: NY Giants/Falcons NFL game photo from the early 80s (notice the Cubs logo in the background) 1987-1989 -------------- The wall padding changed from see-thru fence to a grayish-green shade The logo banners were now circular The Padres logo is updated to the 1985-1990 logo The Braves logo is updated to the 1987-present logo The Phillies logo is changed to the 1984-1991 primary logo The Pirates logo is updated to the 1989-1996 primary logo The team logos were reordered randomly rather than alphabetically Left Field from left to right: NYM, STL, MTL, PHI, PIT, CHI Right field from left to right: ATL, CIN, SF, SD, LA, HOU 1990 ------- The logos are the same, but the wall padding changed to blue Left Field from left to right: CHI, NYM, PIT, PHI, MTL, STL Right Field from left to right: ATL, SD, SF, HOU, CIN, LA 1991 ------- The Padres logo changed to the 1991-2003 primary logo. The Phillies logo changed to the 1971-1991 alternate logo Hank Aaron 715 HR banner is seen between the Mets & Pirates logos Late in the season, the logos moved to the wall behind the outfield wall. They would be removed entirely in 1992. 1991 Braves highlights Bonus: Not baseball, but somewhat related. During the early years of the Georgia Dome, there were logos of each NFL team helmets on the sidelines, Next will be Mile High Stadium in Denver. Stay Tuned
  13. Here's Three Rivers 1976-1982 -------------- Left field wall from left to right: CIN, ATL, HOU, PHI, PIT, STl, NL logo Right field wall from left to right: baseball logo, NYM, CHC, MTL, SD, LA, SF The Braves logo is different The Phillies logo is the 1971-1991 alternate logo above a script from the same period The Pirates logo is in a yellow circle rather than a yellow rectangle Reds @ Pirates (1979 NLCS game 1) 1983-1993 --------------- The outfield wall changed from light blue to royal blue in 1983. The team logos were removed and in the later years there were Pirates championship banners and retired numbers. 1994-1997 --------------- The team logos make a surprising return as this was also the year the Pirates hosted the all-start game. The team logos are put in a random order. Also, there were no white circular banners, resulting in some of the logos blending in with the wall (the Dodgers & Braves logos suffers the most from this) The logos were accurate and the Pirates logo was updated to 1997-2013 primary for the 1997 season. The Astros logo was not updated to the 1995-1999 logo as the 1994 logo was still seen. The team logos were removed altogether in 1998. Left field wall: from left to right: MTL, COL, SF, PHI, HOU, CHI, PIT, Right field wall from left to right: STL, FLA, NYM, CIN, SD, LA, ATL 1994 all star game Next will be Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta. Stay Tuned
  14. Here's the final AL park that had put team logos on its outfield wall: Cleveland Municpal stadium Team logos were placed on the outfield wall as early as 1985. The banners were squared rather than circular. AL West team logos were on the left field wall and AL East team logos were on the right field wall. Indians retired number banners next to the AL West team logos and championship banners were next to the AL East team logos 1985-1986 --------------- the team logos in 1986 Left field from left to right: TEX, SEA, KC, OAK, CHW, MIN, CAL The Mariners logo has a wordmark below the logo The Angels logo was updated to the 1986-1992 primary logo Right field from left to right: CLE, BAL, DET, MIL, BOS, TOR, NYY The Indians logo had a wordmark "Cleveland Indians" below Chief Wahoo in 1985 but was removed in 1986. 1987-1988 --------------- the team logos were reorganized again in a random order the team logos in 1988 left field from left to right: KC, CHW, SEA, CAL, OAK, TEX, MIN Strangely, the Angels logo reverts back to the 1972-1985 primary logo right field from left to right: CLE, NYY, BAL, MIL, BOS, DET, TOR Not certain about the 1989 or 1990 seasons, but by 1991 the team logos were removed from the outfield wall. Cleveland in 1991 Bonus: Major League (1989 movie) The classic 1989 baseball movie was filmed in County Stadium in Milwaukee rather than Cleveland. County Stadium never put team logos on its oufield wall but the logos were added to make the stadium look a bit more like Cleveland Municipal. The team logos were ordered differently. In addition, the squared banners looked much smaller than the ones at Cleveland Next up: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh
  15. 1977-1978 --------------- AL team logos were first placed on the outfield wall in 1977 (the Mariners debut season). The AL East team logos were placed alaphabethicall by city while the AL West team logos were placed randomly Left Field from left to right: KC, CHW, CAL, SEA, MIN, TEX, OAK The Royals logo is an alterante as there is no wordmark The Angels logo is the cap logo rather than the 1972-1985 primary logo The White Sox logo is the 1976-1990 alternate logo The Twins logo is different as it has the "Twins" wordmark in front of state of Minnesota The A's logo is the 1968-1970 primary rather than the 1971-1981 primary logo Right field from left to right: BAL, BOS, CLE, DET, MIL, NYY, TOR The Orioles logo is a cap logo rather than the 1967-1991 primary logo The Red Sox logo is the 1960-1975 logo rather than the 1976-2008 priamry logo The Tigers logo is the head only 1967-1977 alternate logo rather than the 1964-1993 primary logo the feather on the Indians' Chief Wahoo logo is white instead of red 1979 -------- The Mariners hosted the all-star game that year. NL team logos were now placed on the outfield wall for that game. Note that the NL team logos were much smaller than the AL team logos Left Field from left to right: KC, ATL, CHW, CIN, CAL, SF, SEA, LA, MIN, SD, TEX, HOU, OAK The Reds logo is different Right field from left to right: BAL, PHI, BOS, NYM, CLE, MTL, DET, STL, MIL PIT, NYY, CHC, TOR The Phillies logo is a script rather than the 1970-1983 primary logo or even the 1971-1991 alternate logo The Cubs logo looks off-model 1980-1981 --------------- Not sure about these seasons, but the NL team logos were likely removed. 1982 ------- The logo banners were much smaller than they were in 1979. the team logos were still in the same order as the ones in 1979 (sans NL logos) The Royals logo is off model The A's logo changed from white to yellow. The Angels logo has an inverted color scheme as the California shape is red with white letters The Twins logo is still different The Tigers logo is the 1964-1993 primary without the roundel Indians' Chief Wahoo logo looks slighty off model 1983-1984 --------------- Not sure about these seasons 1985 -------- The logos are mostly the same, but the wall padding changed from green to light blue (may had changed in either 83 or 84) The Rangers logo changed to the 1984-1993 primary logo The Athletics logo changed to a yellow "A's" logo The Twins logo changed to the 1972-1986 primary logo 1986 -------- The circular banners were replaced with pennants (similar to those in Shea Stadium at the time) Left Field from left to right: KC, CHW, MIN, OAK, SEA, CAL, TEX Right Field from left to right: DET, NYY, BOS, TOR, BAL, CLE, MIL 1987-1990 --------------- Some of the team pennants (like the Twins and Mariners) were updated with the then-newer primary logos KC: 1969-2001 alternate logo next to curvise "Kansas City" script CHW: 1976-1990 alternate logo next to "Chicago" script found in the 1976-1990 primary logo MIN: 1987-2009 primary logo next to "Minnesotat" script found in the 1987-2009 primary logo OAK: the A's logo inside the 1982-1992 primary log next to "Oakland" script that similar to the font in the 1982-1992 primary log SEA: 1987-1992 primary logo next to "Seattle" CAL: 1986-1992 primary logo next to "California" TEX: 1984-1993 primary logo next to "Texas" in script similar to the team's 1986-1993 road uniforms DET: the tiger head from the 1964-1993 primary logo next to "Detroit" script NYY: the primary logo next to the script "New York" similar to the one seen on the still-current road uniforms BOS: the 1976-2009 primary (w/o roundel) next to "Boston" in font similar to the one on the primary logo TOR: 1977-1996 alternate logo next to "Toronto" in font seen on the team's road uniforms BAL: the Bird with a bat in the 1966-1991 primary logo (w/o roundel) next to "Baltimore" bold font CLE: Chief Wahoo next to "Cleveland" script seen on the Indians 1986-1988 & 1989-1993 road uniforms MIL: 1978-1993 logo next to "Milwaukee" next to script seen than their 1978-1989 road uniforms in 1991, the team pennants were removed entirely. Next up, Cleveland Municipal Stadium