Oakland Athletics Primary Logo
Oakland Athletics Primary Logo History
In 1901 Connie Mack and his Philadelphia Athletics became one of the original founders of the American League. In 1902 New York Giants Manager John McGraw dismissed the A's with contempt, by calling them "The White Elephants." He meant to imply that Mack shouldn't be allowed to spend money without supervision. Connie Mack took up the gauntlet and defiantly adopted the White Elephant as the team insignia. The Oakland A's have had a total of 14 different logos dating back to their start in Philadelphia.
Oakland Athletics Primary Logo
1993 - Present
The current logo is large “A’s” in green with gold trim on a white background inside thick green circle with wordmark “OAKLAND ATHLETICS.”
Oakland Athletics Primary Logo 1983 – 1992
1983 - 1992
In 1983 Oakland unveiled a new logo that was a yellow “A’s” inside a white background with a thick green border. On top the “A’s” is the wordmark “OAKLAND” and on the bottom “ATHLETICS.”
Oakland Athletics Primary Logo 1971 – 1982
1971 - 1982
The next Oakland logo is a kelly green “A’s” on bright yellow baseball with a green border and with thick white seams from a baseball. A pair of white sneakers hanging to the left of the “A” and the wordmark “The Swingin’ A’s” in black and green.
Oakland Athletics Primary Logo 1968 – 1970
1968 - 1970
The original Oakland logo, is a white baseball with yellow seams and a green outline. A large scripted “A’s” in green on top of the baseball.
Kansas City Athletics Primary Logo 1963 – 1967
Kansas City Athletics Primary Logo 1955 – 1962
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1954
The final logo for Philadelphia Athletics is a white with blue outline elephant standing on a baseball with three legs. The elephant is holding a bat in it’s trunk. On the elephant’s back is “A’s” in white on a orange background. The baseball and elephant are on a orange diamond.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1939 – 1953
1939 - 1953
The 1939 logo featured a detailed black line drawing of an white elephant, holding a baseball in it’s trunk. With an emblem of “A’s” in white with a red background.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1930 – 1938
1930 - 1938
New design of the mascot elephant, now in white with a light blue thick outline. This elephant is on all four legs.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1928 – 1929
1928 - 1929
Back to the old english style letter “A” in light blue with a white and blue outline.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1924 – 1927
1924 - 1927
Another drawing of an elephant, now is white with black trim. Again on his hind legs.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1921 – 1923
1921 - 1923
New artist rendering of the an elephant up on his hind legs. Now in a lighter blue color.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1920
The 1920 logo featured the first drawing of an elephant as the logo, done in the color dark blue.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1902 – 1919
1902 - 1919
In 1902 the Athletics changed to an old english letter “A” in a dark blue.
Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1901
The original Philadelphia logo was a block letter “A” in the color blue.