All alternate MLB jerseys used during the 2018 season
We all need a little bit more color in our life
Alternate jerseys are a great thing for baseball. If anyone says something to the contrary, they are wrong.
Fortunately, in 2018 there have barely been any teams that have missed the mark. Many teams going with some throwbacks and keeping the new alternates *simple, which is always important.
Last updated: June 24, 2018
Oakland Athletics, 'Kelly' Green
Always with some of the brightest jerseys, the Oakland Athletics broke out the 'Kelly' green tops to help commemorate their 50th season.
The bright green goes all the way back to when the Athletics were in Kansas City. The jersey has many classic features including the extra cursive lettering, basic font, and lined borders.
All year expect nearly every jersey in the Athletics' team history to make an appearance.
Tampa Bay Rays, Devil Rays Throwback
Oh this Opening Weekend uni has all the feels.
The Rays threw it back to their Devil Rays days and broke out their colorful, non-traditional jerseys. It's crazy that they changed their name only ten full seasons ago.
This will be a regular occurrence throughout the 2018 season as it is their 20th anniversary of a franchise.
Love them or hate them, don't overlook the hats.
San Diego Padres, Brown Throwback
For the past three seasons, we have seen the San Diego Padres go back to their roots and away from their traditional blue uniforms. These throwbacks resemble the jerseys that the Padres famously touted when they broke into the league and haven't regularly worn since the 1980s.
This year we saw them on opening weekend and will likely see them multiple times this season.
There is a strong contingent of fans (and writers) that are looking to try and bring these back.
Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday Blues with Old Logo
The Tampa Bay Rays Sunday Blues are a classic.
They're even better with their throwback logo.
Seattle Mariners, White Throwback
Seattle wore these jerseys from 1987-92, the jerseys that Ken Griffey Jr. first wore when he broke into the league. But no, these are not the 'Ken Griffey blue jerseys' he made popular.
The only difference between these and the older versions is that they added the Mariner logo.
These should be around more often, they're sleek, clean, and have a Little League feel to them.
Houston Astros, Gold Champions
Up close these are nice. From far away they are a nightmare.
They compliment the 2017 World Series rings quite well and a good money-get for the Astros.
If you're going to spend any money, the hats look way better than the shirts.
Oakland Athletics, Yellow Alternate
Owners of the only yellow jerseys in all of baseball, the Oakland Athletics' alternates have seen the field for eight seasons.
When these are on, the Athletics make every field their 'home field.'
Washington Nationals, Dark Navy Stars and Stripes
The Nationals broke out their classic alternate jersey on April 12th against the Colorado Rockies. The dark navy, almost black, jerseys are a great, patriotic take on the alternate jerseys, however, they do have somewhat of a childish/ Little League feel with the multiple colors in the Curly W.
That doesn't mean they aren't sweet.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Grey with Teal Accent
No one has more 'official' alternate jerseys than the Arizona Diamondbacks, but honestly they wear their alternates more than their announced home and away threads. This is a slightly different take on an alternate jersey with the teal accent.
Don't hate it, don't love it but it is a color we don't normally see on the baseball field.
San Diego Padres, USMC Camo Cool
These jerseys have been a staple for the San Diego Padres for quite a while now. Honoring the local military community it is common to see these camouflage jerseys breakout at least once for an extended homestand.
Chicago White Sox, Baby Blue 1968 Throwbacks
A fun week in the Oakland Collesium for all the old-timers in the Northwest during mid-April.
Tickets were free, parking was free and it was the most colorful game of the 2018 season or should I say 1968.
That is where these bad boys are from.
Oakland Athletics, Regal 1968 Tank Tops
And now for the home team's threads
[hint Oakland is going to be on this list a lot in 2018]
The Renaissance-style lettering to go with the tank-top jerseys are exactly what you don't expect from a MLB team.
Philadelphia Phillies, Power Blue Throwback
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK (except it is).
Thirty years after the powder blues went away they are back for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018.
Back for select Thursday home games, we saw these unis back on April 19th.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Inaugural Season Throwback
In celebration of the 20th season as a franchise, the Diamondbacks pulled out one of the worst pinstripes in all of MLB history.
Arizona Diamondbacks, Purple Throwbacks
While the pinstripe throwbacks are a huge swing and a miss, the purple threads are a solid option and that is what they suited up with on May 3rd.
But what are you doing Patrick Corbin? Red cleats with a purple top?
Arizona Diamondbacks, Pinstripe Tank Tops Throwback
More 20th anniversary jerseys for the Arizona Diamondbacks. This concept is a mix from all of their uniforms that they used in the 1998 season, including pinstripes, a purple undershirt, and the Diamondback 'A' logo.
These were first worn this year on May 10th against the Washington Nationals.
San Diego Padres, 1998 NL Penant Throwback
There appears to be more that happened in the world of baseball in 1998 that I tend to remember. On May 12th the Padres celebrated the 20th anniversary of their last National League Pennant.
Normally teams do not celebrate league pennants, but San Diego has never won the World Series and only has two NL penants.
Socks are unfortunately not included.
-- Update: these were worn again on June 20 against the Oakland Athletics --
Chicago White Sox, 1983 'Winning Ugly' Throwback
Since 2014, the White Sox have made these throwback threads a feature in their regular jersey rotation. It was an extra affair when they partnered with the MIlwaukee Brewers for 1983 day at Old Comiskey Park, uh I mean Guaranteed Rate Field on June 2.
With an extra-large SOX across the chest and stripes, lots of stripes, these bring in the red trim which accents the classic black and white.
Yes, if your memory is not good, this is the 1983 'Winning Ugly' jersey.
And don't miss the red numbers on the left hip, one of the common attributes of early baseball.
Milwaukee Brewers, 1983 Powder-Blue Throwback
For the other half of the 1983 Day, are the Brewers with their powder-blue jerseys.
There are five stripes on these jerseys, all where there should be a seem.
Sensing a theme yet? 2018 is the year of the powder-blues.
Miami Marlins, 1993 original jerseys
These are the original jerseys for the Florida (not Miami) Marlins, when the team entered the league in 1993.
While they look nice, there is just no one that can pull off the pinstripes quite like the New York Yankees (which you will never find on this list).
What is nice about these tops and pants, MORE TEAL IN BASEBALL.
These were worn on June 10.
Father's Day Blue Caps
On June 17, Major League Baseball celebrated Father's Day along with the rest of the country.
Across the entire league, everyone dawned bright blue baseball caps. Many others wore other blue accessories too like catcher's masks, pads, and undershirts.
While a nice gesture, the blue did not exactly fit with many of the teams' jerseys, the New York Yankees were one of the few teams that it worked out for.
Atlanta Braves, 1974 Retro Jerseys
For a full weekend, the Atlanta Braves wore jerseys from 1974. From June 22-24, when the team hosted the Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta broke out the retro jerseys featuring colored arm sleeves and multiple border accents.
These jerseys pay tribute to the 1974 season when Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth as the 'home run king' in MLB.