Brooklyn Robins Primary Logo
The Robins were named after the manager Wilbert Robinson from 1914 to 1931, when Wilbert retired the team nickname changed back to the Dodgers. All six Robins logos were different forms of the letter "B."
Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Were Not the Brooklyn Canaries
In 1931 the Brooklyn Robins had a dilemma. Their very identity was at stake.
The Robins—Brooklyn's entry in the National League—were called what they were in honor of manager Wilbert Robinson, who took the helm as skipper in 1914. Their 1931 uniforms featured a "B"—appropriately rendered in robin's-egg blue. His retirement at the conclusion of the 1931 season provided a fresh opportunity for the franchise to rebrand itself for a new era.
Robinson's departure spurred a movement to rename the team, variously called Bridegrooms, Superbas, and Dodgers since their NL inception in 1890.
Suggestions flowed in from all over the country.
The Robins changed to a block letter “B” with the powder blue color.
The same style font from the previous year, with only color changes. The “B” is now red with a dark blue trim.
The Dodgers switched to a sky blue and put a red border around the “B.”
In 1928, the font that is similar to Bruce Double Pica letter “B” in blue with a red circle around the “B.”
1926 - 1927
This is the same logo used by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1912.
1914 - 1925
This is a recall of the same logo that the Superbas used in 1909.