California and the Big “A”: 1971-1992
This was the uniform set they have had the longest, the big “A” logo even became a prominent part of Anaheim Stadium. During this time, there were a few different, subtle looks to this uniform set.
The look that took over after that was the uppercase “A”, with the state alternate logo on the left sleeve and the halo sans-serif “A” cap. That was a great era of Nolan Ryan’s highest single season strikeout totals, star sluggers and a few visits to the ALCS. These jerseys made a nice cameo in the first Naked Gun film.
From 1986 to 1992, the left sleeve alternate logo was altered. The state outline logo was put inside a baseball, still starring Los Angeles and featuring the halo “A”.