The Baltimore Orioles unveiled the 60th anniversary patch they will be wearing in 2014 via their official Twitter account on Monday. The patch will be worn on the right sleeve of Baltimore’s home, road, and both the black and orange alternate jerseys throughout the season.
At the top of the patch is the original Orioles jersey script logo, worn on their home uniforms in 1954 during their first season in Baltimore; the cap logo from that season can be seen to the left of the ’60’. On the right is the current cap logo, based heavily on the many variants of the cap logo worn by the team from the late 60s up through the late 80s. Finally, at the bottom there are three stars to symbolize Baltimore’s three World Series titles in 1966, 1970, and 1983.
The patch is being worn in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the St. Louis Browns relocating to Baltimore for the 1954 season which re-introduced the Baltimore Orioles to the American League. The original Orioles played in the American League from 1901-1902 before relocating to New York where they eventually won 27 World Series titles and became today’s New York Yankees.
This is the fourth consecutive season the Orioles will have worn a commemorative patch on their jerseys, last season they honoured the memory of former manager Earl Weaver; prior to that was the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2012′ and before that a memorial patch for former player, GM, and broadcaster Mike Flanagan in 2011.