The Houston Astros will have new uniforms for 2013, and owner Jim Crane says they’ll be bringing back colors of the past — and given team history, we’re thinking orange.
Crane told the Houston Chronicle “some of the colors in the past” would be part of a new design, chosen after months of design and focus-group testing: “We’ve selected it all and we’re about to submit it. We’re due in on the 30th, so everything’s set to go to baseball for approval.”
When you look at a gallery of old Astros logos and unis, there is one color that is used fairly consistently: orange. Beginning in 1971 the Astros uniforms featured lots of orange, and between 1975 and 1979 the team went with the orange stripes that drew plenty of comparisons to beer-league softball togs. (That’s the color scheme shown in the accompanying illustration.) And orange remained a primary team color through 1993, when blue became a dominant color.
The new uniform designs need to be submitted for MLB approval by May 30. The new uniforms will be part of the team’s move to the American League.
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