Monday, November 7, 2011

The Many Faces of the Orioles Cartoon Bird

As a followup to the news that the Orioles are bringing back the Cartoon Bird on their caps next season, Trevor did an excellent post showing all the cap variations of the Orioles Smiling Bird logo over the years, with a great shot showing all the different variations together (with one of the batting helmet versions in the middle):

Trevor also did another great post on the batting helmet logo variations, which seem to have a lot of variety due to the fact that for a while the logos were painted on the helmets

until they were later replaced by decals.

If you like the O's cartoon bird, I recommend checking out Tevor's posts as he has done a great job documenting the many subtle different looks of the Orioles cap logo.

The Orioles had 19 winning seasons during the bird's 23 year span in which they were the winningest team in baseball over that stretch. The bird was around for 7 ALCS appearances, 6 AL pennants and 3 World Series titles.

Here's hoping that the Orioles can get back to their winning ways now that they will once again be sporting the look that they wore during their glory days.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking my blog! I had a great time putting it together.

Fleerfan said...

Tevor - Thank you for tracking down all the variations. I'd thought about trying to do something similar after the announcement about the Bird returning next season, but you've done a much better job than anything I could have put together.