Sunday, February 20, 2011

American League Team Logos from 60 Years Ago - 1951 Yankees & Red Sox Programs

As I've covered just about every Fleer, Topps, and other card / sticker release featuring team logos over the past 3 years on the blog, I'm going to switch gears a bit and start reviewing some vintage programs, media guides, and books that feature baseball team logos on their covers.

To start things off, here is a 1951 Yankees program which features the classic Yankee logo as well as logos from the other 7 AL teams that were playing back then:

The Yankees logo is essentially the same logo they still use today, and the Red Sox logo is also very similar to their current design.

Speaking of the Red Sox, they had a similar program design in 1951:

Both programs note that 1951 was the 50th Anniversary of the American League.

Looking at the other team logos, Chief Wahoo was being used by the Indians back in 1951, and his look hasn't changed much since then.

The Tigers on the other hand, have a different looking tiger logo than they did in '51.

Although its not used in their primary logo, the A's still utilize the elephant in some of their alternate logos

The White Sox stopped using the wing sock logo in the late 1960s.

The two remaining teams are no longer located in the same cities that they represented in 1951. The Washington Nationals became the Senators in the mid 1950's,

then moved to Minnesota in 1961 to become the Twins:

and the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954 to become the Orioles.

Taking a look back at these logos from 60 years ago, its interesting to see that some remain relatively unchanged while some other teams have completely changed their identities.


chelley769 said...

when did the boston red sox use a winged sock?

chelley769 said...

when did the red sox use a winged sock logo?