Classic Threads: Oakland Athletics

Button Downs and Stomper: 1987-Present

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Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Very little has changed since the Athletics revamped their uniforms in 1987 to today. Given the look of these uniforms, there’s no need for the team to change the look.

The home whites featured the slanted “Athletics” cursive script with the lower left number. The road grays have the slanted “Oakland” cursive script, also with the numbers on the lower left.

Green alternate jerseys still remained in the rotations. There were different looks in the 90’s, 2000’s and even a refreshing look now. For a short time, the Athletics also donned some black alternates as well. Recently, they added some yellow jersey tops.

The Athletics also added two different Stomper logos. The main one, being the elephant on the baseball logo. The other, as seen on the early green alternates, the sunglasses elephant.

Over the years, there have been many variations of hats worn.  The main being the green hat with yellow brim and white “A’s” logo. For the 1993 season, the A’s had an all green, with white “A’s” logo as their road hat. The all green hats have gone through a yellow “A’s” phase and even a white with yellow trim “A’s” logo. They also have a couple variations of black alternate hats in the 2000’s.

Not many teams can make green and gold look good. Somehow, after all these years, the Oakland Athletics keep finding a way to make it look so good. I love the Athletics uniforms throughout the years.

Tomorrow will feature the Seattle Mariners uniforms

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