To help celebrate their 60th season since moving up to Minnesota, the Twins are going back into their past in 2020.
Introduced earlier this morning, the Minnesota Twins will have a new powder blue alternate uniform to be worn both at home and on the road. The uniform is designed to resemble the road uniform the Twins wore from 1973 to 1986 (now a button-up instead of a pullover) and, as the Twins say in the press release, it recalls “the era of Rod Carew batting titles and Bert Blyleven curveballs, through to the early days of Kent Hrbek, Gary Gaetti and Kirby Puckett.”
Minnesota is pairing their new baby blue option with their usual home and road navy blue “TC” cap (the one without the gold outline on the logo).
The Twins join the Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays as teams looking to bring the powder blue trend back to Major League Baseball (with a couple more still to come! 😉). It was at one time was a popular road uniform choice over grey for many years from the 1970s right up until the early 1990s.
Also unveiled was the new 60th season anniversary patch, the logo will be worn on the right sleeve of all the Twins uniforms throughout the 2020 season.
It shows a combined Minneapolis and St. Paul skyline behind the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River. The Twins moved to Minnesota in 1961 after playing exactly sixty seasons in Washington as both the Senators and Nationals from 1901-1960. Following this season, the franchise will now be evenly split in years played in both Washington and Minnesota.