The Cleveland Indians will sport new uniforms when they take the field in 2019. The team unveiled the new digs Monday morning inside the team shop at Progressive Field.
The Indians will have four different uniforms beginning in 2019. The biggest change is the absence of the ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo. The organization will not have the iconic smiling red Indian logo on the uniforms from now on. The franchise will still sell merchandise with the ‘Chief Wahoo’ on it.
For next season, the ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo on the left sleeve is replaced with the guitar logo for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The mid-summer classic returns to Cleveland for the first time since 1997. It will be interesting to see what will be on the uniform starting in the 2020 season.
The other big change with the uniforms this year is the addition of a red jersey. It marks the first time since the 1970’s that the Indians will wear a red jersey. The new jersey will also serve as an alternate home jersey along with the tradition white uniform. There is some other good news in regards to the new look.
“No red pants,” Indians Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Bobby DiBiasio said. ‘We will not be wearing red pants with the red jersey tops.”
The Indians donned the all red uniforms in the 1970’s.
Another change of note is with the navy blue alternate road uniforms. The script Indians on the front of the jersey is replaced with Cleveland in block lettering. The hats will feature the block ‘C’ logo. The brim of the home hat will be red. The road hat will be all navy blue.
The new uniforms will make their debut on opening day, March 26, when the Indians face the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, of course weather permitting.