25 Best MLB Styles of the Season
How exactly does style fit into the world of Major League Baseball?
Some call it swagger. Some may call it class. Be it as an individual, or a team in general, style rears its fashionable head every day in Major League Baseball. The key is to know what you're looking for.
Here, you'll find everything from team style, to uniforms, to individual player styles. Sit back and enjoy some of the season's best.
Tampa Bay Rays Travel Style
The team donned all-white for an April road trip to New York - Photo Credit: tampabay.com
The Tampa Bay Rays have become one of the best franchises in Major League Baseball.
Not just on the field either. In every aspect of the organization, the Rays seem to have things right. That includes Joe Maddon's team travel theme's.
They've done plaid, grunge, pajama, blackout and assorted costume themes to name a few. This season the team was in all-white for a road trip to New York in April.
Brett Lawrie Walk-off Style
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Brett Lawrie is one of the most exciting and intense young players in all of Major League Baseball.
He is a dirt-dog that sells out on every play and just wants to win, day in and day out. With great successes come great celebrations.
Lawrie has become infamous for his walk-off celebrations. When he rounds third base, he will toss off his helmet, point to his teammates and leap into a crowd of waiting Blue Jays at home.
It is definitely pretty cool to see.
Matt Kemp's Gold Kicks
During the 2012 All-Star break, Dodgers star and National League Home Run Derby captain, Matt Kemp was having a golden start to his season.
Naturally it was fitting to wear gold sneakers then, right?
MLB tweeted out the picture above to showcase Kemp's fancy footwear.
Houston Astro's Colt .45's Throwbacks
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On April 10th in a game against the Atlanta Braves, the Houston Astros dug deep into their team history and busted out the classic Colt .45's uniforms.
The Astros were known as the Houston Colt .45's for three seasons, from 1962 through 1964.
The uniform is sleek with a nice tip of the cap to the origin of the franchise.
Baltimore Orioles Return of the Bird
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The cartoon bird once worn by greats like Jim Palmer and Cal Ripken Jr. was nowhere to be seen in Baltimore from 1988 through 2011. It was a long drought for one of the classiest, more iconic logos in all of baseball.
That wrong was righted this season as the O's brought back a modified version of the old 1975-1988 logo. Perhaps it is no coincidence that since the return of the bird, the O's have been one of the best teams in baseball.
Matt Kemp's Hat
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While he may not have been the first player to do so, Matt Kemp makes his second appearance on this list for his headgear.
Kemp is a fan of the flat brim cap.
There is probably more of a curve to a door frame than what you'll find on Kemp's hat.
Milwaukee Brewers Throwbacks
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The Brewers should take a lesson from the Baltimore Orioles... BRING BACK THE OLD SCHOOL UNIFORMS PERMANENTLY.
Is there really a better logo than the "MB" in the shape of a glove?
When the Brewers wear these gems, it really gives a classic look to the team.
Chris Perez's John Cena Style
Chris Perez was lights out against the Royals back on May 28th as he was completely on that night.
What better way to put an exclamation mark on his performance than to give a nod to the WWE's biggest superstar, John Cena, than by giving the Royals the old "you can't see me" hand wave.
Bryce Harper's Bro Style
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Bryce Harper burst onto the scene this season with his faux hawk and some serious swagger to boot.
He's been ridiculously fun to watch both on the field and off. From the "Clown question, bro" line to his "suns out guns out" shirts, Bryce Harper has got some serious young man style.
Toronto Blue Jays Old School Style
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The Toronto Blue Jays, like the Baltimore Orioles did the right thing by bringing back a classic logo.
They did away with the silly black uniforms with the warped attempt at a cartoon blue jay. Instead, they dusted off an old familiar, classic uniform style that is much more becoming for the team.
The classic Blue Jay logo was slightly altered for its latest reincarnation, but more than enough of the original logo is present.
Logan Morrison's Twitter Style
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Logan Morrison would hardly be a household name if it were not for the world of Twitter.
Morrison provides rather colorful tweets such as this:
Seriously, is there anything better than a tall glass of milk while taking a dump?
— Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins) September 8, 2012
In addition, he has over 120k followers. For the record, the Marlins team twitter page only has roughly 61k followers.
Joe Maddon's Old Guy Style
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Joe Maddon has gotten a mohawk with his team. He's gone without a haircut with his team. He has the coolest black rimmed glasses in the game. He's perpetually witty in his press conferences. At the end of the day, he's a really great guy, as evidenced by the photo above.
Maddon has his head shaved bald as part of a fundraising event for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation before a spring training game.
Brandon McCarthy's WAG Swag
Photo Credit: ESPN the Magazine
Oakland A's pitcher (to whom we all send well wishes for a speedy recovery) and his wife Amanda appeared on the cover of ESPN the magazine.
We learned that the two have been together for quite some time and since their relationship has become somewhat public: both have seen their followers on Twitter increase.
Joe Mauer's Dandruff-Free Style
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You have to respect a man who can do a series of commercials for a shampoo infamously known for dandruff control.
Does he have the best head of hair in baseball? You be the judge.
Sergio Romo's All-Around Style
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Giants reliever Sergio Romo has a unique style on the mound.
Is the beard a new thing? Not really. Just look at his teammate Brian Wilson.
Is the low cap a new thing? Roger Clemens solidified that trend in the 80's.
The high socks then, that has to be it, right? Nope.
However, the trio with the fact that the socks have orange stripes just looks pretty sweet in my book.
Scott Podsednik's Red Sox Red Socks
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Not enough members of the Boston Red Sox go with the actual red sock look. That is, unless you count Scott Podsednik.
With the team going with the retro-feel for their current uniforms, the red socks actually give the uniform a nice boost and exemplify the team.
It's a shame more of the players don't go this route.
Mariano Rivera's Entrance Music
It just doesn't get old.
Mariano Rivera, arguably the greatest closer of all time has arguably the best and most fitting entrance music in the game: Metallica's Enter Sandman.
CJ Wilson's Racing Style
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Not only is CJ Wilson a fantastic starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, he also owns his own racing company.
Check him out at CJ Wilson Racing to see what he's all about.
Kevin Youkilis Has Charity Style
Any time a player takes the reigns and starts their own charity, especially one with as much good being done as Youk's Hits For Kids, it deserves recognition.
While Youk's charity made the cut for this slide, there are many more great charities run by MLB players and teams.
Andrew McCutchen's Hair
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When you think about Andrew McCutchen two things come to mind: his fantastic play and his hair.
Is there any other player who has a more definable characteristic in baseball?
Adrian Gonzalez's Swing
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Adrian Gonzalez may have the prettiest swing in all of baseball.
Gonza just has a smooth, flawless swing that emits power with what appears to be fairly minimal effort.
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Evan Longoria is said to be one of the most stylish baseball players off the field.
With a quick Google search, you can find numerous websites that can lend some type of viability to that statement.
Jose and Hanley Buy in to the Orange
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Back in May when the Marlins were still statistically a viable team this season with an extremely talented duo of Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes, the duo took camaraderie a step further.
They embraced the Marlins orange in a big way.
Was this the beginning of the end? If you did that to your head, wouldn't you be done too?
Chipper Jones Swan Song Style
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Chipper Jones at 40 years old and in his 19th season in MLB has made it known that this is his final season in the big show.
That hasn't stopped him from playing like he was 25.
Jones, who has been a class act his entire career, is showing all the young guys the right way to go out.
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Love him or hate him, Derek Jeter is hands down the most stylish player in Major League Baseball.
On the field, he has a smooth style of play. It doesn't hurt that he wears the most classic of all uniforms while putting in his work.
Off the field, Jeter has never been one to cause controversy and is perpetually well dressed.
In the game of style and baseball, Derek Jeter wins at both.