>

MLBCollectors.com

St. Louis Browns Uniform History


The team originated as the Milwaukee Brewers, moving to St. Louis in 1902. The Browns moved to Baltimore following the 1953 season.

1902

Black white home, grey road with St.L. Brown caps.

1903

St.L get a bit bigger.

1904

St.L added to home jersey, and gets a bit smaller on road jerseys. "St. Louis" road jerseys used as well.

1905

Smaller St.L on home jersey, "St. Louis" jersey worn on the road. There's also a dark alternate. Home cap turns white.

1906

Plain white home and grey road shirts with St.L in a diamond on the sleeves. Pockets added. Trim on placket and around pocket. Caps now white with pinstripes. Alternate dropped.

1907

Collar flaps turn brown. Brown background added to sleve patch.

1908

Logo moves to left chest of home shirt. Road now has tuscan St. Louis. Fleur-de-lis sleeve patches and cap logos. Collar flaps return to white or grey. Road cap is brown with pinstripes.

1909

Home insignia St.L now straight across.

1910

Fine pinstripes added to road jersey, road cap turns grey.

1911-14

New StL insignia on home jersey, St. Louis now block letters on road grey. Brown collars, flaps are dropped. White home, grey road caps with pinstripes.

1915

St. Louis in block on home and road shirts. "t" underscore changes to a dot. Brown collars dropped.

1916-23

Home white, placket piping, sleeve logo, white cap. Grey road, placket piping, St. Louis in tuscan, grey cap.

1924-28

Sleeve cuff trim added on road jersey.

Rawlings distributed by Leacock

Road cap changes to brown with pinstripes in 1925.

Road cap back to grey in 1926.

Logo added to road cap in 1927.

1929-30

Lettering on road jersey changes from brown to red trimmed in navy. Sleeves shortened on both, and sleeve cuff trim added to home jersey. Pistripes added to road cap.

Rawlings

1931-33

Numbers on jersey backs adopted in 1931. Lettering is now brown without trim.

Spalding (home), Rawlings (road)

1934

"BROWNS" arched across the home jersey chest. Gold lettering trim added. A line under the T on the road jersey replaces the dot. Caps are brown with a new logo.

Spalding

A 1939 cap is wrongly perched on this jersey, correct cap is shown at right.

1935

Placket piping removed from home jersey.

1936

Crusader sleeve patch debuts.

1937

Lettering now gold with brown trim.

1938

Lettering flips to brown with gold trim. Single placket piping.

Rawlings

1939-40

Orange replaces gold as trim color. Thick placket piping and shoulder stripes. Lettering is machine chenille embroidered in 1939 and 1940 which faded in sunlight. Zippers debut.

In 1939, worn with a brown cap with orange piping and a new insignia.

Every MLB team wore the Baseball Centennial anniversary patch in 1939 on their left sleeves — with the exception of the Browns. St. Louis' jerseys already featured their primary logo on their left sleeves, so the centennial patch went on the right sleeve. Additionally, they opted to frame the logo in an orange and brown rectangle, matching their unique sleeve and placket trim.

Cap changes to white home, grey road with orange/brown striping.

Rawlings

1941-43

Crusader sleeve patch dropped, lettering returns to felt.

Rawlings

Health sleeve patch worn in 1942.

This 1941 jersey had the patch added for reuse in 1942.

War sleeve patch worn 1943-45.

1944-45

Buttons return.

Rawlings

1946-51

Front piping is simplified. Zippers are back. "BROWNS" on both home and road shirts. Logo returns on caps.

Rawlings

New cap for 1950. The solid brown cap was worn in spring training 1950 but I don't think it was used during the season.

AL 50th anniversary sleeve patch worn in 1951.

1952-53

Buttons return, cursive script, elf patch debuts. Plain brown cap, white logo.

Rawlings

The cap with the orange logo was used during 1952 spring training but I don't think it was worn during the season.

This is compiled from two different jerseys.

1953 jerseys were generally recycled into 1954 Orioles spring training shirts. Anyone have an original 1953?



After the 1953 season the Browns relocate to Baltimore.

info@MLBCollectors.com

Site design Copyright ©2016 MLBCollectors.com. This site is a virtual museum dedicated to allow collectors to depict, as accurately as possible, actual pro sports uniforms used in a historic context. MLBCollectors.com owns or is authorized to use most images on this site, but not all, and will remove any unauthorized image on request. None of the images, image rights or items depicted are for sale. Actual logos, sports uniforms and names are properties of their respective leagues, teams, ownership groups and/or organizations. This site is intended for research and historical purposes only. No information obtained from this site may be sold to any party. All rights reserved.