One of the most emblematic and legendary attires in the realm of professional sports is undergoing a modification for the 2024 season.
As reported by Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, the New York Yankees are making adjustments to their road uniforms for the upcoming 2024 MLB season:
“It’s noteworthy that the Yanks’ road jerseys have long featured white outlining on the chest lettering and back number, along with decorative trim on the sleeve cuffs. The white outlining and sleeve trim were both added in 1973, when the team shifted from flannels to stretch knits. However, as per a page from the 2024 MLB Style Guide, shared by a source, the white outlining and sleeve trim will both be removed this season”
Shown in the images below, the white outlining on “New York” across the chest will be removed, with the sleeve trimming also being eliminated.
For comparison, here’s what the Yankees’ previous road uniforms looked like:
As a widely-celebrated and esteemed franchise, the Yankees have seldom altered their jersey/uniform designs throughout their history. The home “Pinstripes” design were made renowned by the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during the franchise’s glory years in the 1920s.
The Yankees are coming off an unusual non-playoff season, having barely finished with a winning record at 82-80. The challenging AL East sent three teams to the postseason, including the 101-win Baltimore Orioles, 99-win Tampa Bay Rays, and 89-win Toronto Blue Jays.
However, the expectations are sky-high for the Yankees this year for a simple reason: They acquired generational talent and star outfielder Juan Soto in a blockbuster trade with the San Diego Padres, adding another superstar to support Aaron Judge.
The Yankees will commence their 2024 season with a four-game series against the Houston Astros, with the opening day set for Mar. 28. Therefore, fans don’t have to wait too much longer to witness those brand new shiny road uniforms.