You may already know, we’re all baseball fans here at A. Bright Idea, so to celebrate the start to the 2011 season, we present our favorite top 10 major league baseball logos of all time, chosen by our creative experts, Facebook fans and Twitter followers. Thank you again for all of your responses!
1. Baltimore Orioles
This classic, cartoon-style logo represents A. Bright Idea’s hometown team and served as the primary logo for the team from 1967-1992. On this one, take note of the bright orange circle surrounding the illustration of the bird and the fun, confident, inviting expression on his face.
2. Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers retro logo from 1978-1993 makes it to the top of the list with its clever use of typography, representing the M and B, while also creating the image of a baseball glove.
3. Chicago Cubs
Representing the ‘ole red, white and blue, the vintage Cubs logo emotes an Americana past-time of peanuts and cracker jacks on a sunny summer day at the ball park.
4. Detroit Tigers
The classic Detroit newspaper-like “D” logo represents the solid imagery that stands the test of time. Used throughout the entire city, in a variety of locales, the logo resonates as the quintessential design of Detroit.
5. New York Mets
The classic New York skyline brings a sense of nostalgia to the Mets logo. The silhouette of the city matched with the blue writing and orange accents made everyone want to go and ‘Meet the Mets.’
6. Cincinnati Reds
Emoting the good ole’ days at the ballpark, the old Cincinnati Reds logo, displays a baseball head mascot running in the center of a bold red ‘C’ and was referred to as the ‘Big Red Machine.’ You can’t help but think of this as a cool and fun logo.
7. Minnesota Twins
This strong use of red, white and blue colors shows a clear representation of America’s game. The slanted font used for the ‘Twins’ pops out and represents this team well.
8. San Diego Padres
The old Padres logo (used 1969-1984) represents the Friar theme and colors, including a caricature-type drawing. This classic brings a sense of humor with it, that’s for sure!
9. Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels
While the Angels have changed their logo and color combination multiple times, the use of a classic halo, most of the time over the ‘A’ remains something they have never thrown out. Plus, who doesn’t think of ‘Angles in the Outfield’ when you hear this name or see the logo?
10. Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox has one of the most loyal fan bases. Even in the ‘drought’ when the Sox couldn’t catch a break, Boston fans proudly wore the classic red socks logo anywhere they went. Now that the team is a powerhouse, you’ll find this classically designed logo everywhere with the bold red, white and blue colors.