The St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) today unveiled a new logo to commemorate 20 years at Midway Stadium. In a word: Train.
“Our first 19 seasons in St. Paul have been amazing for so many reasons, but primarily thanks to the most passionate fans in baseball,” said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer. “They embraced us from the very beginning and took a sense of ownership in the experience. From the world-class tailgating to the friendly ‘left…right…left…right’ chant following a visiting team strike out, our fans have been as much a part of who the Saints are as our players, coaches, and staff. This 20th Season Celebration is for them.”
The 2012 season will be filled with excitement for one other reason; the 5,000,000th fan will enter the gates on Opening Night, as the Saints are just 957 shy of the historic mark.
The Saints have scheduled three games celebrating 20 years in St. Paul, beginning with Opening Night, May 17, when the team will don their original 1993 white uniforms, with the black “Saints” script across the chest and white pants.
Plenty of high-profile players spent time with the Saints, including Leon Durham, J.D. Drew, Kevin Millar, Jack Morris and Darryl Strawberry.
The team also released an anniversary logo, with a train at the very top coming straight at the viewer, with smoke in the background, a baseball on the right of the train and the Saints script just below the train. (Indeed, many fans remember a certain P.A. announcer in the early days of the team, who would warn the fans of an upcoming locomotive with a single word: “Train.”) In the middle the 1993 Saints logo and train tracks are shadowed into the image. At the very bottom of the logo the phrase “20th Season: 1993-2012” appears. Click on the image for a full version.
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