Ranking The Best MLB Logos Heading Into 2024

Aug 30, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Tommy Edman (19) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning at Great American Ball Park
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The aesthetics of an MLB logo are often overlooked. Many true fans are home town supporters who know nothing else but their tried and true design.

In this article, we’re going to take a step away from our favorite teams and break down the three best MLB logos.

3. Los Angeles Dodgers

First, it’s important to note the Brooklyn Dodgers classic B is one of the cleanest single-letter logos in all of baseball. But its successor after the name was changed to the Dodgers deserves some recognition for many reasons.

The penmanship of the Dodger’s text immediately strikes you as sleek. The font almost seamlessly reflects a club you have to assume has a rich history in the sport. Los Angeles has the sixth-most world series titles in history, and some of the most iconic players as well.

Their choice to put the design on a solid white jersey and progressively darken the chosen blue color throughout the years emphasizes that they’re always looking to make a statement.

The contrast with the red speed lines behind the baseball inspire thoughts of home runs and success at the plate. All together, you have a logo that represents the team’s dedication to their history and future success.

2. Toronto Blue Jays

As the only major league team based out of Canada, we have to give credit where credit is due for a simple yet proud logo.

Ironically, you would think the Blue Jay has some significance in its representation of the franchise, but the grey jay is actually the national bird of Canada. The artistic decision to pick the blue contrasting with the classic Canadian maple leaf was the right call.

The blue color choice may have actually come from the connection between the team owner at the time, Labatt’s Breweries, and Labatt’s blue beer. It wasn’t until 2000 when the ownership changed hands, but the blue remained a staple.

Who said there has to be any actual sports history behind a color choice? Or maybe they just decided to follow suit with the other Toronto sports teams’ color choice like the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1. St. Louis Cardinals

It’s only fair to end with a logo that has some of the deepest roots in baseball. But no, we’re not talking about the classic interlocking letters logo. Instead, we’re going to appreciate the newly constructed cardinal that came a little later in franchise history.

The club was originally named the Brown Stockings Barnstorming Club, so it may be hard to see how they ended on a completely different color and animal to represent the now St. Louis Cardinals. It is quite simple though as the original uniforms had what seemed to be a cardinal trim that fans caught on to.

The rest is history as a fan-driven movement helped push the organization to develop the classic cardinal on a bat with impressive lettering we know today on so many pieces of apparel.