Minnesota Twins Unveil New Uniforms, Including New Hat Logo
A process that began in 2020 came to end on November 18 when the Minnesota Twins unveiled new uniforms that they say are "a celebration of the club’s legacy, powerfully and cohesively modernized through a crisp, vibrant and forward-thinking lens."
At an event held at the Mall Of America, the Twins showed off their refined “TC” logo, new “M and North Star” mark, exclusive new font and wordmarks, and the club’s four new uniforms – one home, one road, one home alternate and one additional alternate that can be worn at Target Field or on the road. This is the franchise’s first complete design revamp since before the 1987 season.
There are a lot of details to be found in each of the four new uniforms. For example, here's the Twins describe their new primary uniform and "TC" mark:
A modernized “Twins” script recalling beloved elements of yesteryear, the return of a piping pattern first popularized by Rod Carew-era clubs and rekindled in the final year of the Metrodome, and a crisp, dynamic aesthetic celebrating the club’s updated color palette, the new home uniform is a passionate, innovative and bold embodiment of
baseball and community in Twins Territory.
Specific elements of these primary home uniforms include:
- “TC” Hat: The first, and still most beloved, professional sports mark in Minnesota, the interlocking “TC” is ubiquitous with community and civic pride – a symbol not just of the Twins, but of our state. Staying true to the historical integrity of the hand-drawn mark that debuted in 1961, but with subtle changes in weight and composition, this sleek and refined version cohesively fits in the club’s new design system to carry the “TC” forward for the next sixty years and beyond.
- “Twins” Script: Paying homage to the original 1961 “Twins” script, the distinctive “T” is separated from the connected, cursive “w-i-n-s,” while – in keeping with club tradition first introduced during the World Championship season of 1987 – the “win” is underlined. The “Twins” script returns to red, as it was on the primary home uniform from 1972-2014.
- Piping: First seen on Rod Carew en route to his 1972 American League batting title and reintroduced on a throwback worn by Joe Mauer during his 2009 AL Most Valuable Player campaign, the sleeve and pant piping is a tri-color pattern of navy, white and red stripes.
- Sleeve Emblem: Linking to the fabled mark of Minnie & Paul standing within the state outline, the left sleeve features a navy Minnesota silhouette adorned with a red North Star, representing the location of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
- Player Name and Number: Numbers return to the front of the uniform, but – in a first for the home jersey – they are in navy to offset the “Twins” script, in a vivid juxtaposition of all three primary colors. The player’s name and number on the back (also delivered in the Twins’ exclusive new font) are presented in offsetting navy and red, respectively.
Of course, as soon as the Minnesota Twins unveiled all their new uniforms they, along with other related gear, were available for fans to purchase. However they are currently only available at the Target Field Twins Clubhouse Store, located next to Gate 29. They are open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. They will be closed on Thanksgiving.
You can follow the button above to get full details on each of the four new uniforms, then plan your road trip to Target Field to get one for yourself, or for that Twins fan on your Christmas list.