Red Sox Primary Logo
The Boston Red Sox have a long and storied history, with their iconic logo being no exception. The primary logo for the team has gone through several changes over the years, each representing different eras of baseball in Boston.
The first iteration of the primary logo was introduced in 1912 when Fenway Park opened as home to the Red Sox. This original design featured a red sock on an oval background that had “Boston” written across it in white lettering and two stars on either side to represent championship wins from 1903 and 1904 respectively. This version remained until 1947 when it was replaced by an interlocking “B” and “S” which would become known as one of the sports' most recognizable logos worldwide today.
In 1976, this classic interlocking B & S underwent its first major redesign since its introduction nearly thirty years prior; changing both color schemes (from navy blue & red to royal blue & scarlet) while also adding some minor details such as shading around edges or between letters - creating what is now considered by many fans/supporters alike to be one of the sport's greatest logos ever designed! Despite these updates, however, this core design remains largely unchanged even into the present day making it easily identifiable amongst all other teams' marks within Major League Baseball (MLB).
Overall then; while there have been slight alterations made throughout time - such as switching colors or adding small details here/there - overall shape/form still remains intact after almost 100+ years since inception back in 1912 – cementing itself firmly into MLB folklore forevermore!
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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.