Uniform Trends: Baseball’s Patriotic Caps and Jerseys

by Matt DeLaere, Marketing

Last week marked national celebrations for both the United States and Canada. With Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th, residents of both nations showed off their patriotism with picnics, concerts, firework displays, and even baseball uniforms.

Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey
on Canada Day.

[Image from http://www.ctpost.com]



In their July 1st game against the Detroit Tigers, the Toronto Blue Jays donned special red jerseys and replaced the team logo on their caps with a maple leaf. This is part of Major League Baseball’s effort in recent years to recognize special occasions and holidays with special uniforms (we discussed MLB’s Memorial Day uniforms in a past post).




Los Angeles Angels July 4th caps.
[Image from http://angelsphotos.mlblogs.com]



On the fourth, American teams wore white (for home teams) and gray (for visitors) caps with team logos in stars and stripes designs.




Long Island Ducks patriotic uniforms.
[Image from http://www.liducks.com]

And in the minor leagues, the Long Island Ducks went all-in with patriotic jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity (the uniforms will be worn again on August 3rd for Military Appreciation Night).





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