Toronto Blue Jays: Top 5 Uniforms in Team History
Throughout the relatively short history of the Toronto Blue Jays, the club has put out its fair share of talented players onto the field. To accompany these players, beautiful uniforms would be needed. Since the team’s inception in 1977, they have succeeded on this front. The likes of George Bell, Roberto Alomar, Roger Clemens, Roy Halladay, and now Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have worn a variety of uniforms in Toronto.
These uniforms haven’t come without their share of opinions. Traditional and classic looks, controversial redesigns, revivals of older styles, and new fresh looks have all come and gone. Today we’re looking at the Top Five uniforms they have ever trotted out for us to see. This list will of course be in the fashionable view of this writer.
I’m not just simply looking at the jersey either. To me, uniform means head to toe. How the hat goes with the jersey. How the pants are accented with the piping. All of it.
#5: Black Alternate (2004-2011)
Were these hated in their time? Yes. Would I love to see the Blue Jays mix in a black uniform every now and then? Absolutely.
Regardless of how these differ from practically every other uniform in team history, it’s hard to deny that these things were sharp. These uniforms followed an attempt to modernize the Blue Jays look. The shortening of ‘Blue Jays’ to ‘Jays’ on the front was interesting, and the logo is a hybrid of both the bird and the ‘J’ of the logo was an innovative look. All of these ideas and themes to go along with a black base produced a sharp and unique look in the team’s history.
The simple yet effective look represents a polarizing era of Blue Jays baseball. Overwhelming talent with zero playoff appearances. Roy Halladay, Aaron Hill, Vernon Wells, and Alex Rios among others all took the field in these uniforms at one point in time. The lack of success puts a bad taste in fans’ mouths, but I believe the look is clean and effective. Bringing these back on a limited basis would be quite the look.