New 2014 MLB BP Jerseys Leaked; “Split-Coloured” Designs Revealed

Written By:  •  Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Just a few hours after the 2013 regular season comes to a close, we have our first leak for the 2014 Major League Baseball season.

When MLB ballclubs take to the field for Spring Training next February all 30 teams will have a new “batting practice” jersey, it happens every three seasons — so, that much we already knew. But thanks to a posting on ESPN’s Uniwatch we now have photos of all of the new uniforms.

And here they are, all 30 teams BP uniforms for 2014… you can click the image to see a larger version:

So, before we get on with the “split coloured” jerseys mentioned in the headline, a look at the differences between the standard BP jersey design of 2011-13 and the new crop beginning in 2014:

Comparing the old with the new, note the addition of the collar stripe and shortening of the side stripes

As expected they all follow the 2013 All-Star Game BP jersey template.  Full button-up with a single stripe around the collar and alternate coloured patches in the underarm area. The alternate colour under the arm will only stay in the general vicinity of the armpit; most teams had the colour continue down the side to the waist in the 2011-13 version.

While we figured some teams would break out of the mould and try something new, what we didn’t expect was just how crazy things would get.

For lack of a better term… “Split-Coloured Jerseys”.  Seven of them: Atlanta, Cleveland, Colorado, Kansas City, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Washington.  The front is one colour, back of the jersey is another. Eh.

These seven teams look to be wearing split-coloured BP jerseys for the next three years

Front-back “split-coloured jerseys” have come (and gone, thankfully) in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors and the NBA All-Star Teams have used them in the past. The NHL is seeing their first take the ice this season when the Buffalo Sabres wear a jersey yellow on the front and blue on the back.  This is a first for Major League Baseball.

Other points worth mentioning…

Firstly, ten of these designs have a graphic overlaid on them cautioning that they’re still pending league/club approval.  So, take that into consideration when looking at these leaked designs.

We see a new Majestic logo on the sleeve of one jersey, presumably we’ll see this throughout the league next year.  A comparison of the old and new:

The new Majestic logo will appear on jerseys for 2014

There’s also a new style “jock tag” on the bottom front of each jersey, another comparison for you:

New “jock tag” on the front bottom of each BP jersey

Chief Wahoo is missing from the Cleveland Indians BP jersey altogether, the Wahoo logo appeared on the sleeve of the 2011-13 design.  However, the Indians are one of the 10 teams with the pending approval stamp. So, there’s that.

Houston is bringing back the best BP jersey design element in the league, the rainbow sides. Like the rest of the league, it’s limited to just the underarm area.

The Milwaukee Brewers have a retro version of their BP uniform, likely to be worn on throwback nights (the first Friday home game of each month)

Six teams will have a home and road version of the jersey – Boston, Cincinnati, Minnesota, NY Yankees, and San Diego.  This means Philadelphia is finally retiring their blue away BP jersey.

Ten teams will be going without a player name on the back of the jersey: Baltimore, Chicago Cubs & White Sox, Colorado, LA Angels, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland, Texas, and Toronto

Minnesota is using a red BP jersey for road games with their standard road jersey “Minnesota” script across the front in blue.

Pittsburgh is going black script on black — with yellow outlines.  The Pirates are one of three teams who I’ve been hearing might change their logo in 2014, hopefully this black on black isn’t a sign of things to come. The other teams I’ve heard rumours about are the Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners, who both appear to be doing nothing at all if these leaks are any indication.

I couldn’t end this article with pointing out that our (frankly, not too bold) prediction on what the Blue Jays and Astros would end up using from our article in July was spot on… well done, pat on the back:

Our predicted Blue Jays and Astros BP jerseys from July on the top, the actual designs on the bottom… apparently we know what we’re talkin’ about!

Typically the new jersey designs are not unveiled until December/January, we’ll be sure to see if any changes were made between now and then with those “pending approval” teams.

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  • Paul

    So the Angels have only added piping on the sleeves…?

  • Bob C

    Royals is awesome! I want it

  • 54321

    I can smell the grass already… I’ve had enough snow… go Jays.

  • http://www.koozeekingdom.com Koozee Kingdom

    So what percentage chance would you give to the Pirates having a new logo next year?

    • Aaron

      Well, now that they’re in the NLDS, maybe they could just delay it a little bit. If anything and I mentioned this before go back to the previous one. And by the way, luckily they only wear these in batting practice.

  • RadChad

    Wow. The Angels’ one is ridiculously boring.

  • 1434

    That navy blue Twins BP jersey with white on red lettering is lovely. Only the Twins (and Angels) had the decency to produce a non gimmicked jersey. I.E. no colored armpit “sweat stains” or goofy back panels.

    The Twins, whether they realize it or not (I think they do), have made a modern version of one of my favorite jerseys in their uniform history. The 2014 BP tops are an update to the BP tops they wore in the 1980’s before the uniform overhaul that occurred in their World Series winning campaign of 1987.

    I mean, just look at how damn handsome Kirby Puckett and Gary Gaetti looked in those things…
    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0154/2905/files/SI-Vault_Kirby.jpg?316

  • JJHoser

    Some teams really missed the mark. They had the opportunity to do something awesome and really blew it. Especially my Rockies :(

  • Brian Jud

    The Astros really got screwed here. Their BP jerseys relied on the full side panels for their color gradient.

  • Bill Laumann

    Some of these are really georgeous. I like the idea of the logo on the chest. For the longest time I’ve had the idea of scrapping the gray road jerseys and all teams going with their primary color as their jersey color with gray pants and going with the all whites at home only.

  • M. Quinn

    Is Cleveland trying to avoid Chief Wahoo to prevent racism…? -_-

    • Aaron

      Relax! It’s only a batting practice jersey, but I agree with having Chief Wahoo somewhere on those jerseys.

      • Jack

        There is talk Wahoo will be completely removed in the coming years…SAY NO!

  • Derek G.

    I surprised the Tigers only have 1 BP Jersey, normally they have a blue/orange combo for road games.

  • Bill

    The Dodgers blew it by putting LA on theirs. Theirs needs the famous “Dodgers” script In white, no trim, no gray anywhere! Save the gray for the road unis.

  • ingmar66

    These are very bland indeed. No sleeve patches, no MLB logo on the back. And the fabric looks suspiciously like the one used for NBA uniforms. Has Majestic been bought by the gloomy Bavarians of adidas? Hence the new Majestic logo? Please tell me it is not the case, otherwise three striped baseball uniforms and hats will be there in the immediate future.

  • carg0

    my god, what a staggering waste of resources…

  • http://officalmovienight.blogspot.com/ Robert Ozias

    It’s sad when your team resorts to using the old color scheme everyone wants back…for a BP jersey.

  • bRon Mexico

    I was hoping for the Seattle Mariners to change it up. Every year I see more and more throwback royal blue and gold in the crowds, ditch the teal, it was cool twenty years ago. I remember reading a post on this website a while back stating that they might tinker with the colors, any news on that? Mariners fan since ’85!

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  • ingmar66

    Ah, now I see that there is a logo on the back of the neck. But is is still too bland for words what MLB is throwing at us. And I still do not trust the fabric, it looks too shiny to me. And those greasy armpits instead of this year’s contrasting stripe: they will probably add a sleeve ad for deodorant.

    • Aaron

      Kind of like how some NHL teams are designing their jerseys (Sabres) which I think is silly.

  • Cooper

    I can’t believe they would do that!
    I love the Miami Marlins BP.
    But both Angels and Dodgers going quite lame this year.Like the Brewers friday BP Jersey.Twins having red.WOW!!They look great.

  • Jack

    The Nationals should know that Red and blue should not both be on the same uni especially in the amount they are both are used. The exception would be the American flag uniforms.