Cincinnati Reds Uniform History 1972-2006
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The Reds adopt double knit polyester pullovers. Aside from adding sleeve and collar striping, there is no change.

Rawlings (home), Wilson (road)

1972-73 home jerseys have a flat bottom

N.L. centennial patch in 1976.


White trim outline added around home jersey lettering and numbers - not sure why, it's very hard to see. Number fonts change.

W.A. Goodman & Sons (home), Rawlings (road)



Sleeve cuffs stripes change from thick red-white to a thinner red-white-red pattern. White outline now added to road jersey lettering/numbers as well.


All Star game patch worn in 1988.

Cap logo gets a bit thinner.

Russell Athletic

Showing a retail shirt here, the only difference being the tag in the collar.


The last holdout to drop pullovers for button-downs, Reds owner Marge Schott wanted jerseys and a cap reminiscent of the team's style of her 1950's youth, so the Reds go to pinstripes featuring a sleeveless vest home jersey, red undershirt, and white pinstriped cap.

Russell Athletic

This retail jersey is exactly the same as the on-field one except for the neck tag.

In 1994 the Reds wear a patch celebrating the 1869 team for the MLB 125th anniversary.

In addition to the patch, the 1997 road jersey had shorter sleeves to honor Jackie Robinson.


The Reds follow the black trend. Road jersey becomes a grey vest worn with a black undershirt and black/red cap and a Mr. Red patch on the left undershirt sleeve. Black/red cap is also worn as a home alternate, and the all-red cap gets a drop shadow and is the Sunday home alternate.

Russell Athletic

Main jersey when worn with a red undershirt and red/black cap.

Alternate home jersey when worn with a black undershirt.


The main undershirt worn at home most often is now black, making red the alternate home undershirt.

Russell Athletic

10 and 25 year world series anniversary patch worn in place of Mr. Red. Not sure if it was worn all season.

Mr. Red patch returns.

In 2002, Riverfront Stadium final season patch worn in place of Mr. Red. Not sure if it was used all season.

When worn with the BLACK undershirt this is the main home jersey.


Red home alternate jersey added.

Russell Athletic

In 2003, Great American Ballpark inaugural season patch worn in place of Mr. Red. Again, not sure if it was used all season.

Main home jersey when worn with BLACK undershirt

Alternate home jersey when worn with RED undershirt


The home and alternate undershirt is flipped again - red undershirt/red cap becomes the main home look, black undershirt/black cap the alternate. Mr. Red sleeve patch returns. Front number added to red alternate.

Russell Athletic


On alternate jersey, "REDS" added to the logo, numbers added to front, white outline is removed from piping and trim.


Main home jersey when worn with RED undershirt.

Alternate home jersey when worn with BLACK undershirt.


Sleeve patches (worn on undershirts) are dropped on the vests. Cool Base jerseys begin appearing.


Main home jersey when worn with RED undershirt.

Alternate home jersey when worn with BLACK undershirt.

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