ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The “birds on the bat” will continue to be a classic, signature look for the St. Louis Cardinals as they unveiled new uniforms at a Friday morning press conference. Making their first major update since 1998, the jersey featured (to the left) will be worn on Saturday home games.
There have been few logos throughout the franchise’s history that have evolved over time mainly featuring two redbirds perched on a bat along with the various “STL” designs on the hat. Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III talked about reaching this decision:
The Saturday home game jersey displays “St. Louis” rather than “Cardinals” for the first time since 1932. DeWitt told KMOX the redbirds seen on the new jerseys have a more detailed embroidery meaning there will also be a change to the home and away jerseys.
The alternative jersey does not have a player number in the front, but the home and away front numbers will be slightly shorter. The back of the jersey will remain the same.
The Cardinals Official Team Store began selling all the new uniform items this morning. The team store is the exclusive seller of the items in the St. Louis area until after Thanksgiving when it will be available at other area retailers.
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