In advance of a milestone 2019 season, the New England Collegiate Baseball League is unveiling its 25th anniversary logo.
The new 25th Anniversary mark for the New England League was created in conjunction with Beam Team Design. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based design form worked with Commissioner Sean McGrath and the NECBL to identify the needs of the landmark season project and execute them to the fullest.
The logo is anchored by the well-known NECBL logo – which is front and center within the piece – and the familiar colors of the league – Black, Red, and White. Silver was brought-in to the color way to acknowledge and display the 25 seasons of success the NECBL has experienced. A large, uniquely-placed “25” graphic appears behind the league logo – with the Number 2 tucked behind the left side of the logo, and the Number 5 appearing to wrap around the “B” in “NECBL”. The font used for the numbers is classic and traditional – to match that of the league. But, it has a modern, forward-thinking feel to it with its slanted appearance.
The New England League was founded in 1993 under the leadership of Emmy Award-winning television producer/director Joseph Consentino, former St. John’s University and Boston Red Sox minor league outfielder. George Foster, former Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets All-Star HR and RBI leader, was the NECBL’s first Commissioner. Play started in 1994 and today the NECBL has become a nationally recognized top-tier league that plays in all six New England states and recruits players attending U.S colleges and universities not only across New England, but the entire country and foreign countries, as well.
The 2019 NECBL season opens Wednesday, June 5, with a matchup between the league’s two-time defending champion Valley Blue Sox traveling to its newest expansion organization, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, as part of a full six-game Opening Day slate. The Vermont Mountaineers will host the 2019 NECBL All-Star Game on Sunday, July 28, at Montpelier Recreation Field before the postseason begins on Saturday, August 3.