Behold! It’s our first look at the logo for Major League Baseball’s 2022 World Series.
The graphic comes courtesy of an email sent by the Phillies, advertising a contest to win World Series tickets, this was then shared to our Twitter account by both @ACinPhilly and @chasefor28pod over the last week. Thanks to both!
It’s a fairly basic design, WORLD SERIES in navy blue separated by a series of thin, gold horizontal lines and two pennants/flags (one gold, one silver) in the middle (did you hear that sound?). What’s new this year is the logo of the presenting sponsor CapitalOne being included right into the World Series logo.
Take a look, and pardon the quality (we’ll get a better version when it’s officially released), the source image was a very small marketing graphic.
The World Series logo is traditionally worn as a patch on both the jerseys and caps of the American and National League champions, however, in 2021 only the caps were patched as the league was having issues with the old global supply chain. I’m anticipating that probably being a problem again this fall, note the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t even wearing a 2022 All-Star Game patch.
A look back at the past twenty years of World Series logos starting with the 100th anniversary of the Fall Classic back in 2003 going right up to 2022.
And that sound we heard earlier in the article was Red Sox Nation planning the World Series parade because, well, as you see in the graphic below when a World Series logo has two flags in it, Beantown enjoys champagne in October:
That’s right, the only World Series logos to have the double flags were 2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018, all of which were Boston Red Sox championships. Let’s see if this trend continues in 2022, but also keep in mind that the Red Sox have never ever won a World Series in a decade that wasn’t the ’00s or ’10s of a given century, so they could be just kicking off another 80-some odd year drought. And how appropriate would it be that the new drought starts off again in the year ’18?
Sorry Boston fans, gotta balance out the love.