The Gwinnett Stripers (Class AAA; International League) have updated their uniforms heading into 2020, unveiling a series of new caps and tweaks to their home jersey.
During an event at the team’s Coolray Field on Thursday, a slate of uniform changes were presented. The Stripers introduced a new batting practice cap, featuring a bass green color and a brand-new GWIN logo. In addition, the Stripers adjusted their retro alternate cap, incorporating a two-tone navy and white design that includes the team’s Worm emblem.
Perhaps the most visible change, however, is to the team’s home uniforms. The pinstripe design does away with the piping around the neck and button areas that was previously featured on the home jersey, while incorporating an Atlanta Braves sleeve patch to emphasize the Stripers’ relationship to their owner and parent club. With these changes, the Stripers are aiming to bolster their own brand and at the same time recognize their ties to the Braves. More from the Gwinnett Daily Post:
“I’m excited to announce some new looks for our 2020 season,” Stripers vice president and general manager Adam English said during a news conference Thursday at the Bobby’s Tackle Team Store merchandise store inside Coolray Field. “We are excited to see our team show these off next year. … In introducing these new looks, we hope to further strengthen the Stripers’ unique brand.”
The most noticeable change fans will notice to the game uniform is the addition of a two-tone navy blue and white cap with the team’s “Worm” logo that will accompany the alternate home uniform that meant to resemble the Atlanta Braves’ uniforms from the 1970s. That change makes the uniforms even more in line with the Braves’ uniforms from era, which also featured a two-tone hat, though that was royal blue and white.
Other changes to the game-day uniforms include the inclusion of the team’s navy blue hat with the red “G” logo into the rotation with the home uniforms. Those hats were used exclusively with the road uniforms this past season.
And the home pinstripe jerseys went through some subtle changes with removal of some piping and the addition of a shoulder patch honoring the team’s affiliation with the Braves.
New uniforms will not be the only change for the Stripers next season, as the playing surface at Coolray Field is in the process of being replaced. The Stripers brand was unveiled prior to the 2018 season, as the franchise retired its traditional Braves moniker in favor of an identity that was unique from its owner/parent club.
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