The Toronto Blue Jays logo on a hockey jersey. Who'd a thunk it? (Image via Icethetics)
What would Major League Baseball logos look like on hockey jerseys? Now we know. Icethetics has released jersey designs for all the American League teams, based on the jersey used by a local team. They'll release National League teams next weekend.
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?
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