Dodgers to wear new alternate road jerseys in 2014

The Dodgers have announced that they will have an alternate road jersey in 2014, as the team will utilize one of the most identifiable team names in sports today, “Dodgers,” as well as their home city, “Los Angeles,” on the two jerseys.

The 'new' Dodgers road jerseys are a blast from the past. (Photo courtesy of Dodgers.com)

The Dodgers ‘new’ road jerseys are a welcomed blast from the past.
(Photo courtesy of Dodgers.com)

When the Dodgers came to Los Angeles in 1958, the road jersey featured the name Dodgers. The next year, the team’s road jersey featured Los Angeles and continued that way through 1969.  The team name, Dodgers, returned to the jersey in 1970 through 1998 and the city name, Los Angeles, returned in 1999 to the present. The last time the Dodgers wore alternate jerseys was in 2011, when they wore the powder blue Brooklyn jerseys for six home dates.

“Because we are equally proud of our iconic brand name and the city we represent and with the number of Dodger fans across the country, we felt it important to have two sets of road jerseys to feature both the team name, as well as Los Angeles,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers’ Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer. “This will begin when we start play in spring training and we plan to wear the `Dodgers’ jersey when we open the regular season in Australia on March 22.”

The Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers report to Glendale, AZ, for Spring Training on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the first full-squad workout is set for Friday, Feb. 14.

(Article courtesy of the Dodgers PR Department)

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4 Responses to “Dodgers to wear new alternate road jerseys in 2014”

  1. Bluenose Dodger says:

    I have always preferred “Dodgers” on the road uniforms so am pleased with this move.

  2. OldBrooklynFan says:

    WOW that’s great news. It’s about time. Having the road uniform with the name “Dodgers” written across is something I really missed for a long time. I’m very happy it’s back alternation with the “Los Angeles” jersey.

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