Clash of Logos

MLB Logo Tourney

In our Clash of Logos series, here is the Major League Baseball’s logo tourney. Every MLB team’s current primary logo is represented in a logo bracket challenge. Who has the supreme primary logo in the MLB? Help us find out that supreme MLB primary logo by voting for all available bracket competition. Here are some rules for the brackets head to head match.

  1. Winner is the first to 1000 votes.
  2. Vote count is refreshed every Tuesday in the bracket.
  3. Everyone can vote once a DAY.
  4. Winner moves on to the next round.
  5. If a new logo come out, the new logo replaces the previous and continues with the same votes.
  6. There are two bye’s in the first round and they have been awarded to the two oldest logos in the tourney. Longevity is a admiral trait for any logo, so we are allowing both the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees a bye in the first round.

Update: May 26, 2020

Game #1

Bye

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Chicago Cubs – The giant “C” has become rounder inside the blue circle and more geometric while the outlines are thicker. The giant “C” has the “UBS” added inside the “C.” The blue circle has now become much thicker and bold.

Chicago Cubs Primary Logo 1979 - Present

Chicago Cubs Primary Logo 1979 – Present


Game #2

Washington Nationals – The new current Washington logo is a red curly “W” with a blue outline in the middle of a white background and inside a blue circle with red outlines, two red stars, and a wordmark “WASHINGTON NATIONALS” in white.

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Colorado Rockies – A classic letter linked “CR” in silver with a black thick trim. The letter “CR” represent the state and nickname Colorado Rockies.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #3

Tampa Bay Rays – Wordmark “RAYS” in navy blue with a light blue drop shadow and a glint of sun ray in gold.

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Los Angeles Dodgers – The 2012 updated logo, the most obvious change is the thicker line weight on the ball and streaks. There are also multiple edits incorporated into the wordmark. First off, the “O” no longer has a tail on the left side. In fact, the loss of the “O”’s tail allows for a cleaner presentation and allows the viewer to get directly into the word, instead of starting with the superfluous tail. The “E” has also been adjusted to appear that the line coming off the “G” flows smoothly into the stroke of the “E”. The old mark featured a disjointed connection between the two letterforms. Lastly, the wordmark’s tail was edited so it terminates with an inverted rounding line instead of a flat line, which more closely mirrors the wordmark from the team’s jerseys.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #4

Boston Red Sox – 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.

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Kansas City Royals – The initials for Kansas City, “KC” on blue shield with gold crown. Moved from alternate logo in 2019.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?



Rules for the brackets head to head match.

  1. Winner is the first to 1000 votes.
  2. Vote count is refreshed every Tuesday in the bracket.
  3. Everyone can vote once a DAY.
  4. Winner moves on to the next round.
  5. If a new logo come out, the new logo replaces the previous and continues with the same votes.
  6. There are two bye’s in the first round and they have been awarded to the two oldest logos in the tourney. Longevity is a admiral trait for any logo, so we are allowing both the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees a bye in the first round.

Game #8

Arizona Diamondbacks – In 2012 the new logo continued with the sedona red, black and sonoran sand “A” in black with a sand outline, removing the wordmark with the extenders of the “A” and “K” that simulate snake fangs from the previous logo.

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Atlanta Braves – A red tomahawk with gold and blue details below wordmark “Braves” scripted in blue and red. The Braves darkened the shade of blue and gold on this logo prior to the 2018 season.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #9

Detroit Tigers – Olde English style letter “D” in navy blue. A new style of olde english lettering.

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Miami Marlins – A blue, red, and black marlin leaping next to a baseball and wordmark “Miami” in black with blue and red trim.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #10

Milwaukee Brewers – An “M” and a “B” in the shape of a baseball glove in navy, royal blue, and yellow inside a circle with wordmark “MILWAUKEE BREWERS” in white written around it.

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San Diego Padres – For the 2020 season, the Padres unveiled a new color for their primary logo, featuring the interlocked initials “SD” in brown.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #11

Los Angeles Angels – In 2005, the Angels simplified the logo by removing the background diamond and the wordmark. The “Big A” font changed to a font that is similar to Bruce Double Pica with a two toned red and a thick blue trim. The halo at the top is silver with a blue background.

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Chicago White Sox – The current White Sox logo has become an old English wordmark “SOX” in black and white with a silver trim. The script is in a diagonal position.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?



Rules for the brackets head to head match.

  1. Winner is the first to 1000 votes.
  2. Vote count is refreshed every Tuesday in the bracket.
  3. Everyone can vote once a DAY.
  4. Winner moves on to the next round.
  5. If a new logo come out, the new logo replaces the previous and continues with the same votes.
  6. There are two bye’s in the first round and they have been awarded to the two oldest logos in the tourney. Longevity is a admiral trait for any logo, so we are allowing both the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees a bye in the first round.

Game #15

St. Louis Cardinals – In 1998, the “birds on the bat” was updated for the first time in 30 years with more detailed bird and bolder letters. The new single red with navy blue outline cardinal has a yellow beak with white eyes. The scripted wordmark “Cardinals” in red with a navy blue trim is a much bolder lettering, continuing with the letter “C” locked up over the baseball bat.

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San Francisco Giants – In 2000, the Giants logo had again very minor changes, the white baseball has some cream tinting to give it a 3-D effect. Also, a wordmark of black with orange outline “GIANTS.”

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #16

Houston Astros – The current logo is a slightly beveled white “H” that is on top the orange star on a blue circle with two orange rings and a wordmark “HOUSTON” and “ASTROS” on top and bottom of the “H” and star.

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New York Mets – The bridge in the center symbolizes the Mets, by bringing National League baseball back to New York, representing all five boroughs. In 1999, the logo received a slight alteration. The “NY” to the left of the team script was removed. No other notable changes were made.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #17

Philadelphia Phillies – Wordmark “Phillies” scripted in red on a blue Liberty Bell. Simplified version of previous logo, diamond removed, blue darkened, underline removed, and bell tweaked slightly.

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Seattle Mariners – The Seattle Mariners new logo design comprises of an 8-pointed compass that rests on a baseball. A wordmark “SEATTLE MARINERS” encircled in a northwest green ring with metallic silver, then white and then metallic silver outline. This logo was designed by the Mariners and Major League Baseball.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #18

Cleveland Indians – A new direction for the Cleveland Indians logo as they replace the native American with a block letter “C” in red. This logo is very similar to the 1904 logo of the Cleveland Bluebirds. The letter “C” represents the city of Cleveland.

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Texas Rangers – The new primary logo, which was designed by Skilo Brands of New York City in consultation with Major League Baseball and the Rangers, is red and blue and contains a baseball inlaid in a circle. “TEXAS RANGERS” encloses the baseball, which contains the team’s script “T.”

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?



Rules for the brackets head to head match.

  1. Winner is the first to 1000 votes.
  2. Vote count is refreshed every Tuesday in the bracket.
  3. Everyone can vote once a DAY.
  4. Winner moves on to the next round.
  5. If a new logo come out, the new logo replaces the previous and continues with the same votes.
  6. There are two bye’s in the first round and they have been awarded to the two oldest logos in the tourney. Longevity is a admiral trait for any logo, so we are allowing both the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees a bye in the first round.

Game #22

Baltimore Orioles – Smiling black and orange cartoonish oriole wearing a baseball cap sporting the Orioles alternate cap logo. Moved from alternate to primary in 2019.

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Pittsburgh Pirates – The Pirates chose to use an old english letter “P” in yellow, going back to the old style of logo from the early 1900’s. The letter “P” stands for either the city Pittsburgh or the nickname Pirates.

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #23

Toronto Blue Jays – Blue jay head in two shades of blue (royal and navy) with large red maple leaf on the right side. Former alternate logo.

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Minnesota Twins – Wordmark “Twins” in red with blue trim and underscore highlighting of “win” with blue and gold on a baseball inside a navy blue circle and a white and navy blue outline reading “MINNESOTA BASEBALL CLUB.”

Determine the ultimate MLB logo, which logo is supreme?


Game #24

Oakland Athletics – The current logo is large “A’s” in green with gold trim on a white background inside thick green circle with wordmark “OAKLAND ATHLETICS.”

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Cincinnati Reds – The current Reds logo is a simple white wishbone letter “C” with the wordmark “REDS” inside the letter “C” in white. A black trim is added to give the letter “C” and the wordmark “REDS” to give the logo a 3-D look. A slightly different shade of red.