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We are always so critical when it comes how one team looks like another team (justifiably so many times). Whether it be vintage white, lace up sweaters in the NHL, the gray-crowned hats of the 1990s in MLB, the teal invasion of the 1990s, BFBS in the 2000s, the retro movement of the 2010s, or other trends that group together identites instead of separating them, we can talk about them at will for hours. After all, isn't the point of a uniform or logo to be able to identify one team from the other? This is the thread to celebrate how your favorite team is unique from the rest of the league (NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, Division 1, Division 2, MLS, etc.). Still, as we are sure to see in this thread, your teams uniqueness might not exactly mean it's a good idea.

Rules:

1) Any sport or league is fine.

2) Only include primary logos, alternate logos, and jerseys. Anniversary logos, stadium logos, and other miscellaneous things don't count.

3) It might be an identity trait that no other team in that league shares. Mistakes are fine and everyone is welcome to point them out when they happen, but that's the general rule for this thread.

4) Present and past uniqueness is welcome. However, keep present examples lined up in the same era. For example, the Baltimore Orioles are the only team wearing a white front-paneled cap from 2012 - Present. Obviously there have been white-paneled caps in the past, but for now, the Orioles are the only one. For past examples, keep in mind that the present counts with it. If something unique happened in the past but that characteristic is here in the present, you should not use that as an example. Theres the present, active characteristic, then there is the past.

5) Finally, you can include any characteristic, but please try not to include incredibly obvious example like "The Eagles are the only team in the NFL to have an eagle as a logo". Try to give it a little bit more effort than that.

My Examples:

Baltimore Orioles:

Past: Team with the longest tenured run of not depicting a letter on their primary cap logo. (1964 - 2011)

Present: Only team wearing a white front-paneled cap. (2012 - Present)

Boston Red Sox:

Past: Only team to have a certain color predominately appear on a home jersey, but be completely gone on a road jersey. (Red from 1979 - 1989)

Present: Longest tenured active home script depicting the team name. I understand this is a little controversial, but I don't consider the small tweak made in the 1970s to be enough to make the earlier version a different script from the present-day, modern version.(1933 - Present)

Chicago White Sox:

Past: Only team to ever weart shorts in a major league game (1976)

Present: Only team to not sport a color other than black, white, and the tones in-between. (1991 - Present)

Cleveland Indians:

Present: Only team to sport a cursive script at home and a block script (That's block, not a script with serifs on it) on the road. (2011 - Present)

Detroit Tigers:

Past: Only team to have a certain color predominately appear on a road jersey, but be completely gone on a home jersey. (Orange from 1972 - Present)

Present: Longest tenured home chest script in MLB. (1934 - Present)

Houston Astros:

Past: Only team to depict a sports venue in their primary or alternate logos. (1965 - 1994)

Present: Only team to have block scripts (no serifs) on both the home and road jerseys. (2013 - Present)

Kansas City Royals:

Past: Only team to wear a colored alternate uniform with a base color that does not appear in the hat at all. (Black, 2006)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:

Past: Longest tenure of depicting a state in their primary or alternate logos. (California, 1970 - 1992)

Present: Only team where a logo appears on an entire uniform four or more times (2012 - Present)

Minnesota Twins:

Present: Only team with a logo depicting an actual baseball player. (2002 - Present)

New York Yankees:

Oldest active cap in MLB. (1913 - Present)

Longest tenured active road script in MLB. (1973 - Present)

Only team to have a primary color appear in their logo, but not appear anywhere on their jerseys. (1947 - Present)

New York Mets:

Present: Only team to sport a cursive script at home and a serifed script on the road.

Miami Marlins:

Past: Only team to have a completely teal cap.

Present: Only team to have 5 or more colors on a wordmark.

Colorado Rockies:

Past: Most alternate uniforms for one year (4 in 2005)

Oakland Athletics:

Present: Only team in MLB to primarily sport the color green in their logos and jerseys.

Atlanta Braves:

Past & Present: Only team to not have some form of baseball equipment in any of their logos (alternate and primary).

There's plenty of examples in every sport. Have fun. Be sure to point out any mistakes I've made. Pictures are encouraged if you want.

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Port Adelaide Power of the afl (Australian football league)

present- the only team in afl history to sport teal

past- the only team to sport block numbers in the afl

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I thought this was some philosophical musings thread when I clicked on it.

Anyhoo:

Toronto Blue Jays: Only team in MLB to not have a cap with any letters on it (The Orioles still use the "O's" cap as an alternate).

Oakland A's: On top of being the only MLB team to have a green cap, they're the only team without a red, blue, or black cap.

Nashville Predators: Only team with a yellow/gold jersey in the NHL.

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Minnesota Wild: The only team with one unique front logo per jersey. (2007-present)

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Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999)

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Only team in the professional American sports leagues to contain their state flag in their primary logo.

Cleveland Browns: (no brainer) Only team in the NFL without a logo on their helmet

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Green Bay Packers: Only NFL team that wears an athletic gold ("yellow") helmet full-time.

Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the "Big 4" to wear green and red.

Milwaukee Brewers/Seattle Pilots: First MLB team to wear royal and yellow?

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Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the "Big 4" to wear green and red.

Nope, the Minnesota Wild wear green and red.

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Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999)

First, but not only.

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1999.

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Milwaukee Brewers/Seattle Pilots: First MLB team to wear royal and yellow?

Sorry, the 1950 Philadelphia A's beat them to it.

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I do believe that the Brewers were, however, the first club to bring back a beloved retro uniform as an ongoing alternate.

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Washington Capitals - only primary logo with a stick AND puck (really reaching here)

No, the Islanders have a stick and puck in their logo, as did the Nordiques.

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Golden State Warriors: Currently the only team in the NBA that have their primary logo on the front of the jersey.

Houston Rockets: Only team in the NBA that have their primary logo consisting of one colour (red).

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Well at least I was right on the Packers! :P

Let's try this again:

Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the history of pro sports to ever rock "double green" (forest and lime).

Milwaukee Brewers: First US-based team to wear German and Italian language jerseys.

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New York Jets: First major pro sports team to revert back to retro/throwback uniforms full-time.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Only NFL team to use a logo on one side of their helmet.

Miami Hurricanes: Only FBS team to have a logo with a letter not representing their team name or nickname.

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New York Jets: First major pro sports team to revert back to retro/throwback uniforms full-time.

What about the NY Rangers after the ill-advised Ferguson redesign?

Arkansas Razorbacks: Only major sports team in the US to have a type of swine as their nickname.

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Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999)

First, but not only.

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1999.

And that's a beautiful cap, to boot.

Boise State is the only football team in at least the FBS to use a blue, orange, and gray color scheme, unless I'm forgetting anyone.

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The Blue Jays' BP uniform is the only uniform in MLB that doesn't have any words or letters anywhere on it.

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