Athletics Primary Logo
The Philadelphia Athletics has a long and storied history, stretching back to the early days of professional baseball. The primary logo used by the team has changed many times over the years, reflecting both changes in ownership and style trends.
The earliest logo used by the team was adopted in 1901 when Connie Mack took over as manager and owner. It featured an elephant with two bats crossed behind its head, which is thought to be inspired by either Mack’s nickname “the Grand Old Man of Baseball” or his belief that elephants were symbols of strength. This version remained until 1954 when it was replaced with a more modern design featuring an A on top of a shield-shaped crest surrounded by stars representing each state in America at that time (48).
In 1970 this image underwent another redesign; this time replacing most elements except for one star from around the crest to signify Philadelphia's status as one of America's original 13 colonies. This version stayed until 1997 when it was updated again but still kept much resemblance to previous designs such as maintaining the use of only one star within its design while adding stripes underneath symbolizing unity among all Americans regardless of their origin or background - something especially relevant during those turbulent times after 9/11 attacks happened just four years prior. Today this same logo is still being used proudly across all Athletics merchandise items and uniforms showing how strong tradition can remain even through challenging periods like these ones we are currently living through now!
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The final logo for Philadelphia Athletics is a white with blue outline elephant standing on a baseball with three legs. The elephant is holding a bat in it’s trunk. On the elephant’s back is “A’s” in white on a orange background. The baseball and elephant are on a orange diamond.
1939 - 1953
The 1939 logo featured a detailed black line drawing of an white elephant, holding a baseball in it’s trunk. With an emblem of “A’s” in white with a red background.
1930 - 1938
New design of the mascot elephant, now in white with a light blue thick outline. This elephant is on all four legs.
1928 - 1929
Back to the old english style letter “A” in light blue with a white and blue outline.
1924 - 1927
Another drawing of an elephant, now is white with black trim. Again on his hind legs.
1921 - 1923
New artist rendering of the an elephant up on his hind legs. Now in a lighter blue color.
The 1920 logo featured the first drawing of an elephant as the logo, done in the color dark blue.
1902 - 1919
In 1902 the Athletics changed to an old english letter “A” in a dark blue.
The original Philadelphia logo was a block letter “A” in the color blue.