The Colorado Rockies will celebrate their 30th anniversary during the upcoming 2023 Major League Baseball season. This news first appeared in the newsletter of Thomas Harding’s Rockies Beat on MLB.com.
At the moment, the plan is for the logo to be worn as a patch on the right sleeve of the player uniforms, but, of course, anything can change with the new option for teams to add an advertisement to their jerseys. As it stands, the Rockies have no such deal to wear an ad.
The logo shows the number 30 in the style of the player numbers on the Rockies’ jerseys placed within a purple circle. A thick black outline surrounds the circle, trimmed in silver, with the team name arched within above the 30 in white. Below is the purple mountain and flying baseball from the club’s one-time primary, current secondary logo with a silver ribbon around it. The years 1993 and 2023 are in black on either side within this ribbon in a typeface that looks very similar to the lettering outside Coors Field.
Colorado joined the National League as an expansion club for the 1993 season, along with the Florida (now Miami) Marlins, with the franchises granted two years earlier during the Summer of 1991. In their 30 seasons, the Rockies have never quite tasted the champagne following a World Series championship, though they did make it to the 2007 Fall Classic following an incredible run during the end of the season which carried into the postseason. The Rockies have appeared in the Postseason five times in their 30 years, each time as a wild card entry.
This will be the fifth time the Rockies have worn a jersey patch celebrating a milestone anniversary, they wore an inaugural season patch in 1993, a 10th year patch in 2002, a 20th anniversary in 2013, 25th in 2018, and the new 30th in 2023.