The Red Sox logo is one of the most popular sports logos in the world. It consists of the “hanging sox” which were added to the iconic emblem as early as 1931. They have remained the major element since then, having only been slightly modified over the years. The Boston Red Sox have had a total of 7 different logos through their team history. The Red Sox have never used a letter or the city name, like many teams from the early 1900s. The red stocking has been part of their logo tradition from the very first logo in 1908.
2009 - Present
The Boston Red Sox logo comprises of a pair of hanging socks visually representing the team’s name, which derives from the ancient plural form of the word “socks”. All wordmark have been removed.
1976 - 2008
The “Circle Sox” logo which was recently introduced in 1976 is a pair of red socks on a baseball in a circle with the wordmark “BOSTON” in blue with red outline. And the wordmark “RED SOX” in red with a blue outline.
1970 - 1975
Slight changes in the logo and colors. The stitches have changed direction on both side of the ball.
1961 - 1969
Two hanging red socks inside a white baseball with red stitching and navy blue seams and outline.
1924 - 1960
In 1924 the Red Sox went to two red stockings with a little more definition.
1912 - 1923
In 1912, the Red Sox changed to a wordmark “RED SOX” in red.
1909 - 1911
In 1909, the Red Sox went to a wordmark “BOSTON” in red.
This first logo of the Red Sox was a single red stocking with the wordmark “BOSTON” in white.
1901 - 1907
The Americans logo was a simple old english lettering of “BA” in blue.