Boston Red Sox is an American baseball team from Massachusetts. The team is regarded as one of the most successful clubs in the Eastern division of the American League, which means a lot because there’s a lot of strong competition on the East Coast. BoSox is one of the ‘classic’ baseball teams’.
Who owns Boston Red Sox? The team is owned by Fenway Sports Group. LeBron James is one of the junior partners, actually.
The team was founded in 1901 as ‘Boston Americans’. Later, they changed it to ‘Boston Red Stockings’. In 1908, their current name was adopted and they held it ever since. It’s said that the name was chosen to venerate one of the earlier Boston teams who had a similar name, although the team also adopted red socks as part of the uniform around that time.
1908 – 1909
The first emblem design featured a silhouette of a red sock with the word ‘Boston’ written in white across its upper area and into the heel section. The style of the letters was rather square and similar to the usual font many athletic college sections used back then.
1909 – 1912
The same style was used for the 1909 inscription. It was largely the same, except written horizontally, curved upwards and with a bit more interval between the characters. Also, they made them red this time.
1912 – 1924
The idea persisted, although they did replace ‘Boston’ with ‘Red Sox’ and wrote it in a very similar manner.
1924 – 1961
The 1924 logo was a pair of red socks with very little other colors. They also used white for several stitch patterns (basically white lines) at the ankle, heel and toe sections. It’s a very simple, off-hand image.
1961 – 1970
In 1961, they put a big baseball behind the socks. It’s a rather normal ball with a white surface and black-with-red stitches all over it. The socks themselves also changed a bit: notably, there’s now a slight white outline, an altered position and new square-like white shapes where the stitches were in the lower parts.
1970 – 1976
In 1970, they basically just reduced the density of the red stitches along the black lines of the ball, as well as positioned the socks closer to the center of the ball.
1976 – 2009
In 1976, they surrounded the emblem with a white ring, which was then encircled by a smaller red one. Inside the white space, there were two inscriptions: the black ‘Boston’ above and the red ‘Red Sox’ below. The styles differed slightly, with the former being more serif, and the latter having more Gothic elements.
2009 – today
In 2009, they took the socks as they were seen in the center of the ball and used them alone. The only thing that changed about them was the outlining. When they touched one another, there was white (which is just like it was before). The remaining edges enjoyed a thicker red outline (compared to the previous designs).
Most of their helmets were red, blue or black throughout the years. It seems that they were altered across the seasons, with blue and black being much more preferable. The red still was present on these, because they wore a big letter ‘B’ on the forehead area for most of their career.
The uniforms were much more constant by comparison. The usual would be completely white with the exception of violent red socks, of course. The minor details on them were either red or blue. The away colors used the same logic but used grey instead of white. There were also unique alts, such as the yellow jerseys with turquoise caps and numbers.
Boston Red Sox Colors
PANTONE: PMS 186 C
HEX COLOR: #BD3039;
RGB: (189, 48, 57)
CMYK: (00, 91, 76, 6)
PANTONE: PMS 289 C
HEX COLOR: #0C2340;
RGB: (12, 35, 64)
CMYK: (100, 60, 00, 56)
HEX COLOR: #FFFFFF;
RGB: (255, 255, 255)
CMYK: (0, 0, 0, 0)