For the past few weeks, we’ve been rolling out our NHL logo rankings and are entering the stretch drive of that this season. We don’t consider the jersey when ranking these logos, but whenever you look at them, you think of them on the sweater.
But what if you took the concept of a hockey jersey and redesigned it to fit each city’s Major League Baseball team? Over at Icethetics, David Parkinson has taken that concept and designed some pretty interesting baseball/hockey jerseys.
So far, the website has released its designs for the American League teams, but you’ll have to check back in there next Sunday to see the National League designs. Here is who Parkinson based each jersey on:
Baltimore Orioles based on Baltimore Blades (WHA, 1974)
Boston Red Sox based on Bruins
Cleveland Indians based on Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
Chicago White Sox based on Blackhawks
Detroit Tigers based on Red Wings
Houston Astros based on Houston Aeros (AHL, 1994)
Kansas City Royals based on Kansas City Scouts (NHL, 1974)
Los Angeles Angels based on Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota Twins based on Wild
New York Yankees based on Rangers
Oakland Athletics based on Oakland Seals (NHL, 1967)
Seattle Mariners based on Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
Tampa Bay Rays based on Lightning
Texas Rangers based on Dallas Stars
Toronto Blue Jays based on Maple Leafs
My favorite is the green and yellow of the Oakland A’s, with the elephant that has been with the team since the early 1900s as the shoulder crest.
The only thing we think may be missing? Pinstripes on the Yankees design, even if the style is based on the Rangers’ jerseys.
Below are a couple more of the MLB/NHL jerseys and you can pop over to Icethetics to see the rest. Which is your favorite?