Ranking the top 10 best MLB logos
There are many things Major League Baseball is known for — one of the biggest being the amount of historic logos that have been created over the years. While there are some that are completely terrible (which we already ranked), for the most part, they are done very well.
So here are the 10 best current logos in the league from good to great — let’s dive right in.
10. Detroit Tigers
While the club has (for the most part) stuck to a simple Olde English “D” for over 100 years, it has been altered quite a bit throughout time. It’s a classic, timeless logo and the best one in the league that only bares the one letter.
9. Boston Red Rox
Yes, it’s a pair of socks, but it’s also one of the most iconic logos in sports. While the historic aspect doesn’t typically factor into things, creating such a simple logo that people all over the world can pinpoint — without any letters or names — is an impressive feat … or should I say feet?
Get it? Foot pun? Socks? OK, just go to the next slide.
8. New York Yankees
This logo is currently the longest running one in Major League Baseball, having been around since 1968. If you see this logo or hear the team name, you immediately think of baseball … well, that and 27 World Series championships the club has won. It’s a timeless logo and if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
7. Los Angeles Angels
Though the Angels have traveled to various spots around California, the club’s logos have always been up to par (except whatever they were thinking in the 1970s). The two-toned “A” gives it a great 3-D effect and the blue outline adds a nice contrast in color.
6. Oakland Athletics
This is the only logo within the league that has green as one of the prime colors and that alone makes it stand out. With the thick green circle, nice spacing and hints of yellow, it’s one of the more aesthetically pleasing logos in the league.
5. Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had some … interesting logos over the years, but the team currently has the best one in club history as well as one of the top in the league today. When done right, calligraphy is a design in itself, and in this case, it’s done right. The grey and white outline subtly adds enough depth to make it all work.
4. Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies have had one of the more fun logo evolutions throughout the history of the team. Though there were some great ones from the 1970s to the early 1990s, this current one nicely embodies the team and city it represents. The Liberty Bell is a nice contrast to the name, it’s more centered and far less busy compared to the previous one that was within a baseball diamond .
3. San Francisco Giants
There’s something everyone can appreciate — and that’s staying true to the first logo that started it all. Over time, it has slowly evolved into what it is today, with minor color, font and spacing alterations. This current design is clean, the baseball has depth and “Giants” is spaced out where it’s easily legible.
2. Minnesota Twins
This is such a solid logo overall — the color scheme is classic, one that many teams use, but this one finds a way to stand out. There’s not a lot of negative space, it’s clean and gets right to the point. Sometimes it’s as simple as that.
1. Milwaukee Brewers
The Brewers moving on from the boring “M” and bringing back a classic with a twist was the best thing they could have ever done. There is not a single other logo in Major League Baseball that is as thought out as this one (not to mention, it’s a great visual). The glove displays both “M” and “B” in addition to the baseball in the center. It’s creative and one of the best logos in professional sports.