The MLB’s logo history is quite extensive going back to the beginning years of 1903 and before. In the MLB's rich history of logos they have produced and used many MLB primary logos, MLB alternate logos and MLB wordmark logos.
The Major League Baseball logo was designed by Jerry Dior in 1968 and was included on all on-field uniforms of Major League Baseball (MLB) employees beginning in the 1969 season. According to Dior, the logo was created in a single afternoon. Contrary to popular belief, the silhouette was not modeled on Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, or any specific player but was drawn with reference to photographs of several players. The silhouette was chosen specifically because of its ambiguity: the batter could be right- or left-handed and of any ethnic background.
Sports Logo History has more than a thousand of MLB primary logos for you to look through from every current MLB's teams and every past MLB’s teams. MLB primary logos are the front and center mouthpiece of the MLB team. Each MLB primary logo’s brand is highlighted here at Sports Logo History.
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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…
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.
Smiling black and orange cartoonish oriole wearing a baseball cap sporting the Orioles alternate cap logo. Moved from alternate to primary in 2019.
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.
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…
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.
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”…
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.
A classic letter linked “CR” in silver with a thick black trim. The letter “CR” represent the state and nickname Colorado Rockies.
Olde English style letter "D" in navy blue. A new style of olde english lettering.
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…
Kansas City Royals
The initials for Kansas City, “KC” on blue shield with gold crown.
Los Angeles Angels
In 2005, the Angels simplified the logo by removing the background diamond and the wordmarks. The "Big A" font changed to a font that is similar to Bruce Double Pica with a two toned red…
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…
A blue, red, and black marlin leaping next to a baseball and wordmark "Miami" in black with blue and red trim.
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.
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."
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…
New York Yankees
The Yankees logo design highlighted with a red bat which extends to become the vertical line of the "K" of the red wordmark “Yankees." Also the logo consists of an Uncle Sam top hat that…
The current logo is large "A's" in green with gold trim on a white background inside thick green circle with wordmark "OAKLAND ATHLETICS."
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.
The Pirates chose to use a 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…
San Diego Padres
For the 2020 season, the Padres unveiled a new color for their primary logo, featuring the interlocked initials “SD” in brown.
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."
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…
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…
Tampa Bay Rays
Wordmark "RAYS" in navy blue with a light blue drop shadow and a glint of sun ray in gold.
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.…
Toronto Blue Jays
Blue jay head in two shades of blue (royal and navy) with a large red maple leaf on the right side. Former alternate logo.
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…