Back in January, the word came down that Nike would be replacing Under Armour as the MLB‘s official uniform supplier. To close out 2019 and gear up for 2020, the brand has just revealed the first game-ready uniforms for the impending season. Today we get our first look at the new collaboration with images of jerseys for all 30 teams. Each uniform still represents the classic graphics of each team, but include a new embroidered patch for the Nike Swoosh and a woven label on the tag.
Hal Melhart, Sr. Product Line Manager for Nike Diamond, spoke about the uniforms and the partnership. He stated: “We’re excited to kick off our partnership with Major League Baseball with the unveil of next season’s uniforms.” Mr. Melhart Sr. went on to add, “Each franchise has a deeply personal history, with a visual identity that continues in this update. In the future, we look forward to preserving this integrity while still bringing more of Nike’s creativity to uniform designs, as we build energy around the game for its players and its fans.”
Nike and MLB’s contract will last for the next ten years. The new jerseys are set to be worn on-field during the upcoming 2020 MLB season. Prior to the deal, Nike represented over 500 MLB players, including Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, George Spring, Joe Ramirez, and more. Check out a few examples of Nike’s new MLB jerseys below and look for more on this coming soon. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more style, more sports, and more from the intersection of both.
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