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New St. Paul Saints Uniforms Pay Tribute to Twins Affiliation

The St. Paul Saints will head into their first year as a Triple-A Twins affiliate with a uniform set that acknowledges the team’s new status in minor league baseball.

The Saints will wear traditional home whites and road grays, an alternate in the team’s traditional blue, and brand new this year, a powder blue that evokes Twins teams of years past. Yellow highlights throughout the set are an homage to the city of Saint Paul’s official flag.

The home whites feature the traditional Saints script across the chest with a red number on the bottom left on the front of the jersey. Sleeves and socks include yellow stripes.

Per the team, “Honoring the city’s rich baseball history, the road gray uniform features ‘ST PAUL’ in block lettering across the chest of the uniform with the period in ‘ST’ appearing below the T, which mirrors uniforms worn by the Charles Comiskey era Saints of the late 1800s.”

As for the new powder blues, the team explains: “Twins fans will remember this color pattern from the 1970s and early 80s. The powder blue look will be from head-to-toe on the uniform with a throwback Saints script in red across the chest. Similar to the Twins uniforms from that time, no number appears on the front, but a red number appears centered in the middle on the back of the uniform with the nameplate in red above the number. A dark blue-white-red color combination appears on the end of the uniform sleeve while a dark blue-red striping goes around the top of the socks.”

The current iteration of the Saints franchise has played every year since its inception in 1993 as an independent team in the Northern League (1993–2005) and the American Association (2006–2020). Two previous franchises played under the moniker St. Paul Saints: The first (1894–1899) went on to become the Chicago White Sox, while the second (1901–1960) won nine American Association titles as affiliates of the Chicago White Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Los Angeles Dodgers, before leaving to become the Omaha Dodgers when the Minnesota Twins debuted in 1961.