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  1. ACC American Atlantic: Boston College | Clemson | Florida State | Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest West: Houston | Memphis | Navy | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa Coastal: Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Pittsburgh | Virginia | Virginia Tech East: Cincinnati | UConn | East Carolina | Temple | UCF | USF Big Ten Big XII East: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Ohio State | Penn State | Rutgers Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma West: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin Oklahoma State | Texas | TCU | Texas Tech | West Virginia C-USA Division 1 Independents East: Charlotte | FAU | FIU | Marshall | Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU Army | BYU | New Mexico State | Notre Dame | UMass | Idaho* | Liberty (2019) West: Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice | Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA MAC Mountain West East: Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio Mountain: Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming West: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | NIU | Toledo | Western Michigan West: Fresno State | Hawai'i | Nevada | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV Pac 12 SEC North: Cal | Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | Washington | Washington State East: Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Mizzou | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt South: Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah West: Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Mississippi State | Texas A&M Sun Belt West: Arkansas State | Louisiana-Lafayette | Louisiana-Monroe | South Alabama | Texas State East: Appalachian State | Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern | Georgia State | Troy Special Events Army/Navy Game Alright everyone. This is the big one. I've had the bits and pieces of this one working for two and half years and I finally feel ready enough to get this one out to the public. This project began when I wondered one day what would happen if Nike did something ludicrous and somehow managed to get apparel rights to every single FBS level team. Of course this is seemingly impossible in the real world, but it was fun to think about. Then I took it one step further. Not only would get every FBS football team, but if every FBS football team also had a Division 1 basketball, baseball and hockey team for Nike to get their hands on. So the goal here is one, to actually finish this idea, but more than that, is to see if I can create a unique identity for 130 some teams across 4 different sports. This means that some traditional looks will be changed slightly and some might change drastically. Nevertheless, I'm excited to get this off the ground and share it with you guys. Teams will be posted as I get them done and will be done in a random order I have created with some help from the internet and first up is the Ohio Bobcats of the MAC: (I also will create one of these cool team headers for every team). Ohio's sports have a rather laid back and simplistic look to them. Even with adidas/Russell at the helm of their apparel, they don't have too crazy of a look and I kept that in mind as I designed their uniforms for this. Keeping that in mind, I left their football uniforms pretty much the same as they have been the last couple years. Biggest change here is the addition of real pants stripes as opposed to no stripes or very short stripes. I limited black to an alternate set that would hopefully be worn separately, but in the current state of college football we all know that wouldn't happen. The hockey uniforms are very similar to how the football uniforms go. I did consider shoulder logos for them but I didn't keep them, as it just didn't feel right to me. Baseball uniforms again are very simple and consistent with the rest of the uniforms. Biggest thing here and across the board is that there is no longer a "grey away" designation. Unless a team has grey in their set, I won't be giving a team a grey uniform for baseball. Basketball is consistent with the rest. I didn't want to go full Celtics with Ohio, so the double stripe pattern is on the shoulders and the collar trim is a solid color. On the shorts the waistband is striped and the hem is a solid color. C&C is welcome as always. Given the larger nature of this thread, I'll try and get the next team up as soon as I can.
  2. Hi everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the MLB postseason. Picking up where we left off last year with our MLB City Edition series, @Paul Lucas, @Carolingian Steamroller, @Victormrey, @MJD7 and I return with another collaboration, this one inspired by the NBA's Statement Edition uniforms, first introduced for the 2017-18 season. This project is similar in spirit to that series in that we've looked to each Major League Baseball team's unique visual history and combined elements from local culture in order to produce new designs that we hope each team's fanbase would instantly embrace. I'll start today with the California Angels Anaheim Angels Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Upon visiting Angels Stadium for the first time a few weeks ago, l was surprised to learn the much-maligned-on-these-boards Disney era Angels gear is actually a favorite among fans of a certain age! For that reason, I decided to lean into that for my design but with a twist, using the color scheme of the '90s era Mighty Ducks. C&C appreciated!
  3. When I was in my early teens, my parents bought me NCAA Football 98 for the computer. I really enjoyed the game, and it was very well-designed for the most part: 100+ schools; full-season play with rankings, major bowl games, and major awards; school fight songs; decent playbooks; something approximating logos on the helmets. It was a very good game for the late 1990s---not as good as the Football Pro series overall, but distinctly collegiate and lots of fun. Anyway, despite the overall quality, there were two details that I have since learned were wrong. One, LSU by default wears yellow jerseys over white pants at home in that game. Two, Missouri's colors are green and gold in the game instead of black and gold. (Come to think of it, I think the latter was also the case in that college hoops game for the Super Nintendo even earlier.) I was wondering: have you guys and gals noticed any similar errors in other games? (Incidentally, Football Pro 98 has the Eagles wearing kelly-green-and-gray even though they were in their second season with their current and inferior color scheme.)
  4. I made some of the teams name, and some explanations And i might need some help with the others, if you want to name the cities i choose, leave a reply, There 40 teams, 12 division, 2 Conference, One Winner!! Northern Conference Great Lake Division: Buffalo Ontario Chicago Green Bay Erie East Coast Division: Portland Norfolk Atlantic City Baltimore Staten Island Northwest: Winnipeg Vancouver Seattle Corvallis Billings Northeast: Rhode Island Concord Pittsburgh Boston Hartford Southern Conference Appalachian Mountains Division: Scranton Chattanooga New Brunswick Atlanta Charlotte Central Division: Colorado Springs San Antonio Kansas City Omaha Austin Coastal Division: Galveston Biloxi Tampa-Ybor Charleston New Orleans Pacific Coast Division: San Diego Las Vegas Arizona Albuquerque Anaheim
  5. Hello all, I've been working the past few weeks on a new template for baseball uniforms in Photoshop. It was a painstaking effort to get everything on there but hopefully I've covered everything. I'd really like to thank @raysox for the inspiration from his Soccer and NuSoccer templates - I love the flat looks with thick outlines. I also want to thank @dsaline97 for critiquing the final product with Snapchat sketches. Here's some of the highlights: Traditional and "Taco Bell" style hats Traditional, Paneled, and "Taco Bell" helmets Gloss and Matte finishes Smart Object layers for helmet and hat logos Four Jersey Styles: Pullover (with round, v-neck, and one-button collar styles) Button down w/ undershirt Button down w/o undershirt Button down vest Each jersey style has raglan and traditional sleeves and pinstripes Three jersey piping options for placket, sleeves, and neck: One color (most teams) Two color (Nationals) Two color (Braves) Two pants styles Elastic waist (70s - 80s) Belted waist (traditional) Each pants style has pinstripe and pocket flap options Three pants piping options for outseam and belt loops Separate stirrup and sanitary sock layers Everything should be layered and grouped logically. Here's the deal - I only have Photoshop, so please don't ask me "When will this be available for Paint, Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.?" because I won't doing that. However, if you think there is a critical piece missing from the template, please let me know and I'll see if it's worth adding. Please have fun with this and feel free to show of your concepts! TL;DR - Here's the link: Media Fire Link Bonus: If you can tell me individual and team referenced in the picture above, I'll give you a high five.
  6. I decided to remake IBA. Because some of the user that's i need to changed some things, and i'm really sick of it. But some of the states are returning. Here are the Remake version of our team, and also new one that will be at International Baseball Association Southeast Division: Charleston Palmetto Bugs Florida Barracudas Wheeling (name suggestions) Atlanta (name suggestion) Raleigh (name suggestion) Lexington Mustangs Norfolk (name suggestion) Chattanooga Blues Biloxi Gamblers Little Rock Diamond Miners Southwest Division: Austin Bats Arizona Firebirds San Diego Tuna Colorado Springs Greenbacks (Colorado fish capital) Provo Saints Las Vegas Magics (Because Las Vegas look like magic) Albuquerque (name suggestion) Galveston Shorebirds San Antonio Generals Texas Fire Ants (Fire Ants are native in Texas) Northeast Division: New Haven Jays (Named after J. Cleaveland Cady, who built Yale University) Rhode Island Sailors Boston (name suggestion) Long Island (name suggestion) Scranton Shockers (Scranton, PA is known as "Electric City") Maine Beacons Manchester (name suggestion) Burlington Maples Rochester (name suggestion) Trenton (Name suggestion) Northwest - Midwest Division: Chicago Pepperoni Grand Rapid Highballers Cincinnati Monarchs Corvallis Timberjacks Omaha (name suggestion) St. Paul Lakers Summit City Cardinals Billings Grizzlies Vancouver Totems Aberdeen, SD (name suggestion) These are the remake version of IBA https://imgur.com/a/7v1qdD0 these are some sketches, sorry i didn't work too hard on it. Anyways, if you have any suggestion for my teams, and colors, reply to me.
  7. Welcome to my first post. I'm gonna introduce to my new fictional baseball league called International Baseball Association There will be 40 teams, 4 division, only one winner Let's introduce our teams Southeast Division Biloxi Chips (refer to casino) Little Rock Diamond Dogs (refer to miners) New Orleans Crawdads Fort Lauderdale Oysters Lexington Mustangs (The Horse capital) Florida Barracudas North Carolina High Knicks (refer to stirrups baseball) Charleston Palmetto Bugs (refer to palmettos, and cockroaches) Chattanooga Blues Wheeling Tomahawks Southwest Division Colorado Springs Greenbacks Arizona Firebirds Austin Bats Texas Fire Ants Galveston Shorebirds Provo Saints Wichita Falls Railroaders San Antonio Cannons San Diego Tuna Las Vegas Glitters Northeast Division New Haven Jays Rhode Island Sailors (Rhode Island has nautical shipwrecks) Montgomery County Knights (Refer to Maryland Flags) Worcestor Shamrocks (Worcestor has the biggest St.Patrick Party) Scranton Shockers (Known for the Electric City of Pennsylvania) Trenton Generals British Columbia Ice Caps Rochester Green Sox Burlington Maples Maine Beacons Northwest - Midwest Division Vancouver Totems Chicago Pizza Hogs (Home of Chicago Styled Pizza) St.Paul Lakers Madison Motions Summit City Cardinals Omaha Scorpions Cincinatti Hot Spices Grand Rapid Highballers (capital of Beers) Corvallis Timberjacks Billings Grizzlies I'll design the teams, and the league logo very soon.. but i might need help. if you wanna help me work on my project, PM me on the messages.
  8. Well, I guess there's no better way to celebrate post #1600 than by launching my newest concept thread! Welcome to MLB: Project 32! After posting in my tweaks thread for about two years (where I'll keep posting little one-offs), I figured I should reorganize all of my concepts with new presentations, template tweaks (mostly altering sleeve and trouser displays), and other refinements. I will try to have regular updates, as long as my schedule allows it. Above are the preliminary colors for each team, along with new divisional alignments! There are no more Centrals, but rather two divisions of eight. The Astros and Diamondbacks have swapped spots (making the 1998 expansion an AL expansion, parallel to the 1993 NL expansion), while one team has been added to each league. The top two teams in each division make the playoffs (seeded 1-4 regardless of division) and the first round grows to seven games (because no Wild Card game and "death to small sample size randomness"). This series will feature two parts per team. One part will be the main concept, the one I'm most happy with presenting. The other will be an alternate take. These will explore past identities, shirk off brand equity, and present interesting fusions. I hope to you take you guys on a wild ride, so let's get started! TEAMS American League East Baltimore Orioles (Modern St. Louis Browns) Boston Red Sox (Forest Green + Red Sox) Carolina Pilots (Modern Seattle Pilots) Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Guardians) (Navy-Centric) (Guardians Update and Recolor) Detroit Tigers (Bengal-ized Tigers) New York Yankees (Dugout Script + Red Accent Yankees) Tampa Bay Stingrays (Tampa Bay Rays "of Light") Toronto Blue Jays (Salvaging the Black Jays) AL East Updates/AL West Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) American League West Anaheim Angels (Navy/Red Revival) Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix Snakes) (Snakes Update) Chicago White Sox (Greyscale goodness) Kansas City Royals (Royal Blue + Metallic Gold) (Minor Tweaks) Minnesota Twins (Forest Green + Light Blue and "Twin Cities") (New Road Alternate) Oakland Athletics (Oakland Oaks) Seattle Mariners (Royal/Yellow and Pt. I Update) (New Grey Base Color) Texas Rangers (Dallas Chaparrals) AL West Updates and NL East Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) National League East Atlanta Braves (Atlanta Firebirds) (Firebirds Update) Cincinnati Reds (Fancy Block, scripts, and black highlights) Miami Marlins (Updated) (Florida Flamingos) Montréal Expos (Updated) (Montréal Voyageurs) (White Pine Tweaks) New York Mets (Updated) (Black and Pink Windowpanes and Road Options) Philadelphia Phillies (Blue and Gold, a keystone, and William Penn) Pittsburgh Pirates (Updated) (Tuscan Font and Updated Pirate) Washington Nationals (Salvaging the Beveled Nats) NL East Updates and NL West Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) National League West Chicago Cubs (Gray Update) (1930's Modernization) Colorado Rockies (Updated) (Denver Zephyrs) Houston Astros (Updated) (1994-99 gradient) (Houston Railers) (Navy Nagareboshi) Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles Angels) Milwaukee Brewers (Rescuing the Germanic Brewers) St. Louis Cardinals (Updated) (1956 Modernization) San Diego Padres (Surf's Up in Navy and Brown/Light Blue/Yellow) San Francisco Giants (San Francisco Seals) Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes)
  9. Hey everyone, A few weeks ago in the MLB changes for 2019 thread, @NicDB suggested the Brewers wear their powder blue road throwbacks when they play AL opponents. That gave me the idea that it might be interesting if both the Brewers and Astros, the other team with a past life in a different league, wore special throwback uniforms for inter-league play. But rather than straight throwbacks, I thought it might be more fun if each team received a new home and road alt that paid tribute to their full history in their original league, incorporating elements from many different eras, even the less popular and more short-lived ones. And with that, I came up with some designs and I'm pretty happy with the results. Enjoy! BREWERS HOME: BREWERS ROAD: - The Brewers home set is a pullover design that uses a simplified version of the home script and numbers from their '94-96 look, and the BiG logo makes an appearance as a sleeve patch. - The home cap features a gold front panel and their '97-99 cap logo in royal blue. - The road set is powder blue and uses the team's 1990-93 script in yellow, as a nod to the team's '70-71 uniforms. - The road sleeve stripes are from their 1970 road set, a holdover from their Seattle Pilots days. ASTROS HOME: ASTROS ROAD: - The Astros home set is a pinstriped version of their orange-heavy '71-74 uniforms. The star on the cap and jersey design is from their '94-99 era look, and the number style on both sets comes from their 1975 uniforms. - The road set uses the dark cream color from their '83-93 road uniforms and a simplified version of their '01-12 "Houston" script. - I didn't want to go full tequila sunrise for either set, so I used a variation on the sleeve stripes from their '80-93 uniforms. C&C appreciated!
  10. https://mlbraleigh.com/ Thoughts? I really like the "R" logo.
  11. So with a knee surgery that takes a while to recover from, I have a lot of extra time on my hands. With that I decided to pick up my fictional baseball league, but this time hand drawing them. I used a template that I modified for consistent uniforms. The Nike uniforms will be kind of "out there" for some teams (i.e. Arizona Diamondbacks) while others will be more traditional (i.e. Detroit Tigers or New York Yankees). All the the teams will have 8 uniforms though, a home white, a road grey, 2 different colored jerseys to be worn at home and on the road, a pride uniform, a pro combat (meant to be very out there and modern), a throwback, and a bright colored batting practice uniform. With the explanation done, here is the first 4 uniforms for the first team, the Colorado 14ers. If anyone would like to see the branding sheet and/or the original jersey sketches just let me know! Feedback welcomed!
  12. As a Ranger fan, the current logo and uniform set leaves a lot to be desired. "Rangers" is nowhere to be found on any of the uniforms, the "TEXAS" lettering isn't unique and resembles the font used by the Angels, the primary T logo on our hats doesn't even match the T on the jersey...and on and on. These are obviously just my own opinions, so I wanted to create something to look at to put my mind at ease. (First time concept creator here) First change was the shade of red and blue. I wanted to match the exact shades from the Texas flag. The star in the circle will probably bring some "too much like the Astros" criticism, but I think Texas needs to claim this symbol. It is, after all, what the actual Texas Ranger law enforcement badge looks like... I took a lot of inspiration from the 1972 original logo (below). I never liked the "Rangers" lettering from it (thought the lowercase made it look too cartoony), but I did like the "TEXAS" font used. As a team representing the entire state, this font just screams Texas, and I think using something a little more generic (like our current uni's) is a missed opportunity. I also took the idea of the drop shadow from this logo. The vast majority of teams just use a simple outline, but the drop shadow is unique. The sleeve hat-on-baseball logo is obviously a colorized version of the below. Another unique bit of imagery I wanted to bring back...in the inaugural game, the team wore Stetsons on the field during the anthem for God's sake. Lastly, for the alternate I wanted to recreate the 1957 version of the Texas Ranger badge (below). By all accounts the actual Rangers didn't like the design of the badge, but visually it's great. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
  13. NDFreek

    Chicago Cubs

    For the past three weeks, I've been playing around with Inkscape. Thanks to LogosByNick on YouTube and @raysox helpful thread from a few years back, I got the basics of the program down I believe. It was frustrating a first, but after a few days I became more and more amazed with what a user can create on Inkscape. To get myself accustomed to everything, I downloaded a .svg file of a standard baseball uniform and just kept recreating the Cubs home uniform until I reached perfection. After this, I decided it was time to try my shot at designing a Cubs uniform. I found this easy for 2 reasons: 1.) I love the Chicago Cubs. 2.) Their uniform sets are almost perfection. With that being said, there are some tweaks I think can be made to the Cubs look. Namely their logo. Now the Cubs logo is easily one of the most recognizable in baseball, however it can easily be cleaned up. For starters, I think the Cubs might be the only team to enforce their trademark by putting a ® on all team issued apparel with the primary logo on it - including in game jerseys. The Cubs also use a different font on the -UBS part of their primary mark. By unifying their primary mark and wordmark with the same font, I think the logo looks much cleaner. Lastly, the walking cub logo is gone. I've always hated this logo compared to the (far superior IMO) Cub head update used from '94-'98, it continues the tradition of cub head logos and doesn't look as awkward. For the home set, not much has changed. Pretty much status quo. The away set takes heavy inspiration from the 1950s road set and the late 80's early 90's set. The Cubs wore these multiple times in 2014 honoring Ernie Banks, and I love the inclusion of red in the roads which is very much lacking on the current bland sets. For the alternate set, I looked to the 1984 road jerseys for inspiration. Since the walking Cub is gone, I moved the primary to the front of the jersey. I love the Cubs primary logo, and think it looks great on a blue jersey. My '84 road pullover is my favorite jersey I own, so I couldn't resist. I also brought back the red brim hats the Cubs wore on the road for a point in the mid 2000's. Lastly, I wanted to make a home sunday fauxback. Many teams around baseball do it, and a team with such a rich history like the Cubs should be no exception. I wanted the jersey to be different from the home jersey however, which meant now 'CUBS' logo on the chest or red C hats. I used the Cubs home scripts from the 30's and recolored them to a darker shade of blue on a cream jersey to go along with the Cubs and bat logo on the lids. Again, one of my favorite hats I own features that logo, so it may be a personal bias.
  14. I made this concept a while ago, inspired by @Big Yellow Flag's Townball II, but without further adieu, here it is. \
  15. Doing some sketches for a fictional baseball team in class and was just looking for some feedback
  16. I tried to develop a Kent State baseball hat and logo. This was done awhile back to get feedback from friends and family which did not provide any consensus. Thought I’d post what I have to get some feedback before I try to work on them again.
  17. https://frntofficesport.com/logo-love-history-milb/
  18. I have created a forum for all Red Sox fans here in the SportsLogos.net community. Let's go Red Sox!
  19. Howdy there! Been a whole while since I've posted here. But lately I've been drawing up some vintage-inspired pennant designs for all the MLB teams! I love how pennants play with color, fonts, and trying to capture the essence of a team with a few simple shapes. I've had fun exploring different ways to showcase a team and elements of their brand, so to speak. First up, my Jays and the AL East! Boston - kept this extra simple, loved the way the text flowed into the home plate. Blue Jays - Had a eureka moment when I realized I could get the J and the bird's chest shape to line up well. I'm biased but they have the best look in baseball, so it was fun thinking up a retro design for them. Yankees - I wasn't going to give these guys a good nickname. I tried giving it an almost authoritarian look, the pinstripes and font lookin like 1930s-were-not-messing-around-mobster aesthetic. Baltimore - Kind of just split this into three sections, playing with shapes and of course a nod to the awesome Maryland flag. Rays - Was so happy with how this one turned out. They have the blandest brand in the big leagues, I wish they never got rid of the Devil Rays name and look. So I combined a bunch of eras basically! Cheers guys!
  20. 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
  21. (Bear with me, there is a concept here) I’ve been speculating that, since the Brewers have been ramping up their use of the navy/athletic gold Ball in Glove logo, they might be testing the waters for a change in 2020 or beyond. Now, that itself is not really a subject for this particular board, but it spawned something that I think it is. As much as I could get behind the BiG back to stay, I don’t like the blah navy color. It’s dark and drab, especially under the very heavy Miller Park roof. I’d like to see the Brewers adopt a slightly tweaked version of the darker cap, with a dark royal that’s brighter than navy but darker than the light navy of the throwbacks. Click to embiggen: Here it is in context, with the current alternate caps: The color is inspired by the first Brewers’ color scheme, used from 1970 through 77. Thanks to @TruColor for the details: Check out this game-worn Hank Aaron cap: That’s what I’m thinking about. Dark enough that they can still sell navy merchandise. Dark enough to stand separate from the throwback gear, so the Brewers can still sell all the throwback merch they want. But still bolder, more vibrant, more blue than the boring navy. So whaddya think?
  22. The deal between Nike and the Majors inspired this idea. For those who don't know it, Umbro is an UK-based soccer brand. It's one of my favourite sport brands, which reached their peak during the 70's, 80's and 90's, and now, after being bought and sold by Nike, they've been releasing great stuff for teams like Everton, Bournemouth, and many more. I think they've managed to create an unique look thanks to the use of their distinctive logo. That's why I've been thinking about creating a series re-imagining the MLB uniforms made by this brand. But since I'm not sure about it, here's an example of how it'd look like: Every team would have two main uniforms, up to two alts and one retro design. What do you think? Feedback appreciated!
  23. I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
  24. The Minnesota Twins unveiled a new uniform to replace the creams and no one likes it. gold