The Kansas City Royals, fresh off their best full season in 24 years, unveiled their new blue alternate uniform for the upcoming 2014 season today.
The new jersey is blue with white and powder blue piping down the front of the jersey, around the back collar, and each sleeve. A large “KC” logo, similar to the ones worn on the Royals’ caps, is on the front left of the jersey, the “KC” logo is also trimmed in powder blue. The standard Royals primary logo patch, seen on every other Royals jersey, remains on the sleeve.
The Royals haven’t announced what the arrival of this jersey means for the existing blue alternate, their official team shop still lists it as “Alternate Home” despite them never wearing it at home in 2013.
However, according to a report from a reliable source back in October, this new blue uniform will replace the blue alternate jersey the Royals had been using (with only very minor changes made to it) since 1995, the classic blue with “Royals” in white script was one of the (possibly even the) longest surviving alternate jerseys still in use in the Major Leagues. Kansas City went 16-9 in those blue uniforms in 2013, one of the most successful road uniform records in the entire league last year.