Hawks Primary Logo
The St. Louis Hawk's primary logo has a long and interesting history. The team was founded in 1946 as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, but moved to St. Louis in 1955 and changed its name to the Hawks at that time. During this period, they also adopted their now iconic logo of an angry hawk perched atop a basketball with wings spread wide open ready for flight – an image that has remained largely unchanged ever since then!
This classic design first appeared on uniforms during the 1957–58 season after being designed by former player Joe Scott who had previously played for both Tri-Cities and St. Louis teams under different names before retiring from professional basketball altogether shortly thereafter (though he did remain involved with amateur leagues). The original version featured two colors: black outlining on a white background while later versions included more vibrant reds, blues & yellows throughout as well!
Over time this design became synonymous with not only the team itself but also professional sports within Missouri state; it is still one of the most recognizable logos across all major sports franchises today thanks mainly due to its timelessness & consistency over multiple decades - something few other designs can boast about quite as it does!
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1958 - 1968
In 1957 the Hawks introduced this Disney-looking cartoon red hawk holding a basketball wearing a Hawks uniform and a wordmark “ST. LOUIS HAWKS” below the hawk. The hawk also has kneepads on each knee.
1956 - 1957
In 1955 the Hawks moved to St. Louis and introduced a similar black colored hawk soaring and holding basketball in it’s claws without any wordmark.