Minor League Baseball is a thing of beauty. For many fans of the game of baseball, it’s a less expensive alternative to going to a Major League game. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to catch one of your favorite big league players in action, possibly playing for a rehab assignment or to rotate in fresh players to the big league squad. No matter your reason for attending a Minor League Baseball game, the chances are good that it’s going to be a blast! What’s the best thing about Minor League Baseball? Well, it’s the logos of course! Minor League Baseball logos are crazy!
The majority of them tend to be quirky, fun and way different than the more serious logos of their Major League Baseball counterparts. Just how cool are these logos? Well, they are cool enough to set records. In 2015, MiLB announced a 7.9 percent increase in licensed merchandise sales. The total for that year was $65.1 million, and it was enough to set a new all-time high in merchandise sales!
With names like Toledo Mud Hens, Fort Wayne TinCaps or Lehigh Valley IronPigs, how could you not imagine some of the coolest images ever? Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite MiLB logos.
First, we have the Modesto Nuts. They are a Class A – Advanced team, for the Colorado Rockies. Ok, admit it. You are looking up where to buy this hat or shirt right now. Isn’t it amazing? Well, this logo is the very essence of what to look for in a Minor League logo. The team name sets up a funny logo opportunity so well! The image is simple, but hilarious. You get two nuts, one holding a ball and the other holding a bat. What else is needed?
If you aren’t already laughing, something is wrong here. Undoubtedly, the name alone should make you chuckle! And then when you see it, you will get hysterical! There is a biscuit in the logo. Even better, the biscuit has butter in its mouth. I remember the first time I saw this logo. I laughed so hard, it hurt! This Tampa Bay Rays Double-A club is doing Minor League Baseball logos the right way!
Finally, this Class A team for the Minnesota Twins has got to have one of the best Minor League Baseball logos of all time. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the second largest city in the state, the Kernels are looking good! Their logo features a corn, half shucked and sporting a “farmers” cap. Honestly, it comes across as stereotypical Iowa, but he looks like he means business!
These are just a few of many creative and awesome sports logos that can be found amongst the Minor League Baseball teams. I encourage you to seek out your local MiLB team, and check out their logo! Be sure to comment below and let us know what you think about your Minor League team’s look!
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