Baltimore Orioles Change Primary Logo for 2019 Season

The Baltimore Orioles, amidst a series of major overhauls to the team, are making another change. This time, it's the team's primary logo.

While that may sound like a significant change for the franchise, it's actually one that has been long overdue. The Orioles' new primary logo is the familiar cartoon bird that has been featured on the team's helmets since 2012. Up until now, the primary logo was a more anatomically-correct drawing on an oriole bird perched atop the scripted word Orioles. It became the team's primary logo in 2009 although minor variations of that logo had been the team's primary since 1991.

The new cartoon bird logo became the Orioles' secondary logo in 2012 when the team began using it on their batting helmets and primarily on their ball caps. It was met with instant applaud from fans for being a throwback to the cartoon bird that was used from 1965 to 1991, the era when the team won their three World Series championships.

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