Pirates Alternate Logo
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a long and storied history, dating back to 1887 when they were founded as the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. Over the years, they've had some iconic logos that represent their city and team spirit. One of those logos is their alternate logo, which has gone through several iterations since its inception in 1997.
The first version of the alternate logo was a black-and-gold “P” with a baseball diamond inside it—a simple but effective design that was well-received by fans. This logo lasted until 2001 before being replaced by another version featuring an updated font for both the “P” and baseball diamond elements; this one also included two crossed bats at either side to give it more depth and character. The third iteration came in 2008 with yet another modified font for both elements; this time around there were stars added into each corner of the diamond shape along with an additional star overlapping between them all—representing not only excellence on the field but also off-field endeavors such as community service initiatives undertaken by players throughout its organization's history.
Today, many diehard Pirates fans still prefer these classic designs over newer ones produced over recent years due to how closely associated they are with memorable moments from past seasons or even decades ago! It's clear that no matter what changes occur within teams' identities or branding strategies overall - certain aspects will always remain consistent: like having timeless visuals representing pride & passion shared amongst generations alike!
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2010 - Present
A roundel of a gold letter “P” on a black circle inside a white circle, with a wordmark “PITTSBURGH PIRATES BASEBALL” and “SINCE 1887” written in black, with a black border.
1997 - Present
Jolly Roger, a pirate wearing a red and black polka dot bandana with an yellow earring and two crossed white baseball bats behind his head.
1997 - 2010
Jolly Roger, a pirate wearing a red and black polka dot bandana with an yellow earring and two crossed yellow baseball bats behind his head.
1997 - 2010
Skull with a red polka dot bandana, black eye patch and two crossed bats on black flag.
1997 - 2009
Skull with a red polka dot bandana, black eye patch and two crossed bats on black flag with the wordmark “PIRATES” at the top.
1960 - 1966
A Pirate head wearing a black pirate hat that has a skull and cross bones, a red polka dot bandana, two earrings, a stubble beard and a black eye patch.