Choosing the top 10 Major League Baseball logos is a challenging task, especially for a baseball fan like me who is admittedly prone to biases against and for certain teams. Add in a touch of nostalgia and the fact that many MLB logo designs have remained relatively untouched for decades, and it becomes difficult to pick one out of the crowd and to give proper dues to more modern logos that have not yet weathered the test of time.
The first question becomes: what metrics to measure; what criterion are important for passing judgment? Is it longevity? Designer craft skill? Familiarity? Uniqueness? Aesthetics?
In the end, I’ve decided to choose my list of the 10 best MLB baseball logos based on all of these, to some degree, with perhaps a hint of bias.
10. Los Angeles Angels
I like logos that find a way to turn letters into graphic elements, and the halo at the top of the “A” in this logo does the trick. What is interesting to me, however, is the red color and spurs on the side of the “A” seem to resemble devil horns. Was it intentional?
9. Milwaukee Brewers
8. Toronto Blue Jays
7. Pittsburgh Pirates
6. Detroit Tigers
5. Philadelphia Phillies
4. Cleveland Indians
3. New York Yankees
2. Cincinnati Reds
1. Chicago Cubs
Disagree? What are your top 10?
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