The Best Logos in MLB History
The MLB has had some of the best (and worst) logos in history of pro sports. This article hopes to name a few of my personal favorites.
This article is in no particular order, and you probably won't agree with all my selections.
With the very last slide, I'll reveal what is, in my opinion, the worst logo ever in Major League Baseball.
I've previously written an article about the best logos in the NBA. You can find that here.
Califorina Angels, 1987-1996
This cap logo has been immortalized by the film "Angels in the Outfield". One of my favorite movies, this logo is the greatest ever for the Los Angeles-California-Anaheim-Los Angeles of Anaheim Angels.
Boston Red Sox, 1960-1979
This is probably the best logo in Red Sox history. It's less busy than the fully scripted Red Sox logo, but not as boring as just the hanging socks that is their current logo.
New York Yankees, 1930-present
The Yankees. They may be my least favorite team, but their logo is classic.
Toronto Blue Jays, 1995-2002
The best logo ever for the Toronto Blue Jays. Not as 80s-ish as their first logo, but not as terrible as the two that followed this one. Notice the shout-out to Canada with the red maple leaf.
Chicago White Sox, 1912-1920
The pale hose's Black Sox scandal logo. Creative design for the early 1900s.
Arizona Diamondbacks, 2007-present
The D-Backs' early obsession with purple and teal severely hindered their logo potential. But adding more "Arizona-like" colors, this logo is a great one.
Chicago Cubs alternate, 1997-present
Traditionalists will cringe at the sight of this instead of the traditional circle logo. I like this logo. I'm glad it's on the blue alternate jerseys.
Houston Astros, 1994-1999
This logo is the epitome of 1990s style. And I love it. Normally, I'm not one for 90s nostalgia, but this logo was just to good. I guess more people like the logo before this one, and the current logo more than the five-year stretch of this one. But this is still my favorite 'Stros logo.
Milwaukee Brewers, 1978-1993, alternate 2006-present
Probably my favorite MLB logo of All Time. At first I though that his was just a poorly-made baseball glove. But then I realized the simplicity of the logo, and that it was an "M" and a "B" combined to make the glove.
New York Mets, 1962-1998
I love the shot of the New York City skyline. This is actually exactly the same of the Mets' current logo, only the new version (adopted in 1999) doesn't have the small interlocking NY on the right side of the "M" in "Mets."
Montreal Expos, 1992-2004
The Expos probably have the second-smartest logo behind the Brewers' glove. For those of you who don't know, the design in the center of the logo has an e for Expos, an "M" for Montreal, and a "b" for baseball. It's supposed to mean Expos de Montreal Baseball, French-Canadian for Montreal Expos baseball.
And now the worst logo ever...Pittsburgh Pirates 1997-present
What's up with the logo? Who modeled for that? What's with all the red, when the Pirates' traditional colors were black and gold? And why is the Pirate's bandana spotted? I don't know the answers to any of these questions, but I think it's time for a new logo in Pittsburgh. Maybe with a new logo, a new era in Pirates baseball will come forth.