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Hi everyone!

 

I hope you're all staying safe and healthy during this strange, uncertain time. Since I've had more time on my hands than usual, I decided to revisit an extensive MLB project I began a while back. The premise is simple: What if each MLB team (except, of course, the Yankees) began adopting alternate uniforms starting in the 1960s? Rather than just choose an arbitrary year, I decided on 1963 as my specific starting point as that was the year the Kansas City Athletics introduced their solid green and gold uniforms. Some designs will be inspired by teams' era-appropriate batting practice jerseys, while others will be completely original. Also, teams with co-dominant colors (such as the Pirates and their black and gold) will get multiple alternates, one for each color. I tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but if I neglect to include a particular look from any team's post-1963 history--no matter how brief--please do not hesitate to point it out.

 

I briefly considered posting teams by era, but given how convoluted that would become (some teams might introduce an alternate in the '70s and wear it for 20 years, while others might have one for only two or three seasons in the '60s, for instance) I ultimately decided to just go team by team in alphabetical order. Since the D-Backs were born in the era of alternates, we'll start instead with the Braves. C&C appreciated!

 

BRAVES HOME ALT (1966-71)

Braves-1966-71-Home-Alt.png

 

BRAVES ROAD ALT (1966-71)

Braves-1966-71-Road-Alt.png

 

BRAVES HOME/ROAD ALT (1972-75)

Braves-1972-75-Alt.png

 

BRAVES HOME ALT (1976-86)

Braves-1976-86-Home-Alt.png

 

BRAVES ROAD ALT (1976-86)

Braves-1976-86-Road-Alt.png

 

BRAVES HOME ALT (2000s)*

Braves-2000s-Home-Alt.png

 

*The Braves introduce a gold home alt in the 2000/2010s because why not? I think it looks cool. I didn't do any late '80s-early 2000s alternates as they would look more or less the same as their current alternates. 

 

C&C appreciated! 

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I feel like adding Noc-A-Homa to the jerseys in real life will start a riot... But everything else is fine.

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On 4/5/2020 at 5:31 PM, ChiCity95 said:

I really like the gold Braves uniform.

 

16 hours ago, Paul Lucas said:

👏🏼👏🏼🙌🏼

 

Thanks! Up next are the Baltimore Orioles:

 

ORIOLES HOME ALT (1963-65)

Orioles-1963-65-Home-Alt.png

 

ORIOLES ROAD ALT (1963-65)

 Orioles-1963-65-Road-Alt.png

 

ORIOLES HOME/ROAD ALT (1968-70)

Orioles-1968-70-Alt.png

 

ORIOLES ROAD ALT (1975-87)

Orioles-1975-87-Road-Alt.png

 

C&C appreciated!

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I'm jumping out of order for a bit while I work on some of the next few teams. Here are the Chicago White Sox!

 

WHITE SOX SLEEVELESS ALT (1951-63)*
White-Sox-1960s-Sleeveless.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1963)

White-Sox-1963-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1963)

White-Sox-1963-Road-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ALT (1964-68)

White-Sox-1964-68-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1969-70)

 White-Sox-1969-70-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1971-75)

White-Sox-1971-75-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HALFWAY TO ST. PATTY'S DAY ALT (1978-81)

White-Sox-1976-81-Halfway-to-St-Patty-s-

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1982-86)

White-Sox-1982-86-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1982-86) 

White-Sox-1982-86-Road-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HALFWAY TO ST. PATTY'S DAY ALT (1982-86)
White-Sox-1982-86-Halfway-to-St-Patty-s-

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1987-90)

White-Sox-1987-90-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1987-90)

White-Sox-1987-90-Road-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HALFWAY TO ST. PATTY'S DAY ALT (1987-90)

White-Sox-1987-90-Halfway-to-St-Patty-s-

 

*I decided to do a sleeveless version of the South Siders' Go Go Sox era uniforms, inspired by the inexplicably popular sleeveless versions of the Sox current uniforms, which are themselves based on the '59 era Sox. 

 

C&C appreciated! The Red Sox or Cubs will be up next. 

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Great start! All of them are solid designs, and the idea behind them is really interesting.

I specially like the '71 White Sox home alt uniform. I think the bright red + baby blue is a winner combination.

 

Keep it up!

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On 4/11/2020 at 2:00 PM, coco1997 said:

I'm jumping out of order for a bit while I work on some of the next few teams. Here are the Chicago White Sox!

 

WHITE SOX SLEEVELESS ALT (1951-63)*
White-Sox-1960s-Sleeveless.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1963)

White-Sox-1963-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1963)

White-Sox-1963-Road-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ALT (1964-68)

White-Sox-1964-68-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1969-70)

 White-Sox-1969-70-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1971-75)

White-Sox-1971-75-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1982-86)

White-Sox-1982-86-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1982-86) 

White-Sox-1982-86-Road-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX HOME ALT (1987-90)

White-Sox-1987-90-Home-Alt.png

 

WHITE SOX ROAD ALT (1987-90)

White-Sox-1987-90-Road-Alt.png

 

*I decided to do a sleeveless version of the South Siders' Go Go Sox era uniforms, inspired by the inexplicably popular sleeveless versions of the Sox current uniforms, which are themselves based on the '59 era Sox. 

 

C&C appreciated! The Red Sox or Cubs will be up next. 

 

As a Chisox Fan myself, I love these! 

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On 4/12/2020 at 5:48 PM, Victormrey said:

Great start! All of them are solid designs, and the idea behind them is really interesting.

I specially like the '71 White Sox home alt uniform. I think the bright red + baby blue is a winner combination.

 

Keep it up!

 

On 4/12/2020 at 6:01 PM, Carolingian Steamroller said:

Hard pressed to say which of Sox designs I like best. 
 

All of them are terrific. The red and blue from the 70’s stand out. 

 

On 4/14/2020 at 2:15 PM, jbird669 said:

As a Chisox Fan myself, I love these! 

 

Thanks!

 

I've gone back and tweaked a mistake on my '82-86 White Sox home alt set. Thanks to @Carolingian Steamroller for pointing out the error. 

 

I also came up with a new '68-70 road alt for the Orioles:

 

Orioles-1968-70-Road-Alt.png

 

And here's today's team, the Boston Red Sox!

 

RED SOX HOME ALT (1963-71)

Red-Sox-1963-71-Home-Alt.png

 

RED SOX ROAD ALT (1963-71)
 
Red-Sox-1963-71-Road-Alt.png

 

RED SOX HOME ALT (1972-78) 
Red-Sox-1972-78-Home-Alt.png

 

RED SOX ROAD ALT (1972-78) 

Red-Sox-1972-78-Road-Alt.png


RED SOX ROAD ALT (1979-89)
Red-Sox-1979-89-Road-Alt.png

RED SOX HOME ALT (1990s)
Red-Sox-1990s-Home-Alt.png

 

RED SOX ROAD ALT (1990s) 

Red-Sox-1990s-Road-Alt.png

 

C&C appreciated!

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Up next are the Cubs!

 

CUBS HOME/ROAD ALT (1963-71)

Cubs-1963-71-Alt.png

 

CUBS HOME ALT (1972-81)

Cubs-1972-81-Alt.png

 

CUBS ROAD GRAY (1982-89)
Cubs-1982-89-Road-Gray.png

 

CUBS HOME ALT (1982-89)
Cubs-1982-89-Home-Alt.png

 

CUBS HOME/ROAD ALT (1990-93)

Cubs-1990-93-Alt.png

 

CUBS HOME ALT (Early 2000s)*

Cubs-2001-03-Home-Alt.png

 

*Based on this early 2000s prototype jersey.

 

FWIW, I tried to make a red Cubs jersey but just couldn't swing it. C&C appreciated!

 

P.S. I will try to start posting these more regularly, rather than just once a week. 

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Next up are the Reds!

 

REDS HOME/ROAD ALT (1963-66)
Reds-1963-66-Alt.png

 

REDS HOME/ROAD ALT (1967-71)

Reds-1967-71-Alt.png

 

REDS HOME/ROAD ALT (1972-92)

Reds-1972-92-Alt.png

 

REDS HOME/ROAD ALT (1993-98)

Reds-1993-98-Alt.png

 

REDS HOME/ROAD ALT (1999-present) 

Reds-2000s-Alt.png

 

C&C appreciated. The Indians are up next!

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I like the black Reds uniform, but I think it would look much better if the pants didn't have pinstripes, IMO.

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47 minutes ago, ChiCity95 said:

I like the black Reds uniform, but I think it would look much better if the pants didn't have pinstripes, IMO.

 

I don't disagree, but the Reds were sporting pinstripes at the time this alternate would have debuted, so for the sake of presentation I kept them here. 

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On 4/5/2020 at 1:12 PM, coco1997 said:

BRAVES HOME/ROAD ALT (1972-75)

Braves-1972-75-Alt.png

 

 

So, fun fact... when the Braves were putting this design together, there was a red prototype to go with the white and blue. Allegedly, Hank Aaron put a veto on the red one. Anyway, love the series so far! Keep it going!

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15 hours ago, coco1997 said:

 

I don't disagree, but the Reds were sporting pinstripes at the time this alternate would have debuted, so for the sake of presentation I kept them here. 

Fair enough.

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Man, I would love to use that template of yours. Has anyone got a blank template for pinstriped version of these?

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On 4/25/2020 at 7:28 PM, Frylock said:

 

So, fun fact... when the Braves were putting this design together, there was a red prototype to go with the white and blue. Allegedly, Hank Aaron put a veto on the red one. Anyway, love the series so far! Keep it going!

 

Thanks!

 

On 4/27/2020 at 10:12 PM, Friedrich Stuart Macbeth said:

Man, I would love to use that template of yours. Has anyone got a blank template for pinstriped version of these?

 

Check your PM's.

 

Up today are the Cleveland Indians!

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1963-69)

Indians-1963-69-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1970-71

Indians-1970-71-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1972)

Indians-1971-72-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1978-85)
Indians-1978-85-Home-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1986-88) 

Indians-1986-88-Alt-Button-down.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1989-93) 

Indians-1989-93-Home-Alt.png

 

INDIANS ROAD ALT (1989-93) 

Indians-1989-93-Road-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1994-2011) 

Indians-1994-2011-Home-Alt.png

 

C&C appreciated. Detroit is next! 

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5 hours ago, coco1997 said:

 

Thanks!

 

 

Check your PM's.

 

Up today are the Cleveland Indians!

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1963-69)

Indians-1963-69-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1970-71

Indians-1970-71-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1972)

Indians-1971-72-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT (1986-88) 

Indians-1986-88-Alt-Button-down.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1989-93) 

Indians-1989-93-Home-Alt.png

 

INDIANS ROAD ALT (1989-93) 

Indians-1989-93-Road-Alt.png

 

INDIANS HOME ALT (1994-2011) 

Indians-1994-2011-Home-Alt.png

 

C&C appreciated. Detroit is next! 

Haven't found one in my PM box. Did you send it?

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