Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo History

The Philadelphia Athletics started the process of moving from one coast to the other coast. However, they were in Philadelphia for 53 years before making the move west. The Athletics use 9 different logos and only three were of the typical baseball logo of a letter. 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 other logos were of course an elephant.

Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1954

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
1924 - 1927

Another drawing of an elephant, now is white with black trim. Again on his hind legs.


Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1921 – 1923

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
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

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Philadelphia Athletics
1902 - 1919

In 1902 the Athletics changed to an old english letter “A” in a dark blue.


Philadelphia Athletics Primary Logo 1901

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Philadelphia Athletics
1901

The original Philadelphia logo was a block letter “A” in the color blue.


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