Classic Threads: Pittsburgh Pirates

Back to Button Downs: 1990-2000

Tom Hauck / Getty Images

Tom Hauck / Getty Images

The 1990s brought a return to tradition for the Pirates uniforms.

The home white jerseys maintained the same front script and number style as the previous run, but now was on a button down (it looked like the team split time between a pullover and button down in 1990). The only difference during this run was the left sleeve patch going from one pirate head logo to an updated one.

The road grays took on a new script. “Pittsburgh” was now in cursive font. It touches upon the script they had in the 1930s. I loved it. Up until 1997, the jersey was a plain gray. The team went to a gray with black pinstripe that aforementioned season.

The team also wore a plain black jersey top. “Pirates” was done in a yellow with red trim script.

The team’s main cap was the black hat. Added as an alternate was a gray with black bill featuring a black with yellow trimmed “P”. The black jerseys featured a black with red bill cap with the “P” featuring a red outline.

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