May 13, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter (48) signs autographs before the game against the Houston Astros at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Are Detroit Tigers Uniforms MLB's Best?


I didn’t happen to notice that ESPN.com was hosting a baseball version of “Battle of the Unis” until today, but I was happy to discover that the Detroit Tigers are alive and kicking in the quarterfinal round.

That isn’t the only matchup of teams with old-school classic looks, though. The No. 1-seeded Tigers, who still are dressed roughly the way they were when Al Kaline was in right field, take on the Cinderellas of the bracket, the No. 13-seeded Orioles, who handily beat the Royals.

The Winner of the Tigers-Orioles (54%-46% in favor of Detroit at time of post) vote will square off against either the Yankees or Red Sox (50-50 at time of post) in the American League championship round, as it were. Still alive in the National League are the Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs, and Dodgers. With Detroit, New York, and Boston still alive, the AL clearly has the more iconic threads of the two leagues.

I think we all know that Detroit’s home whites (baseball’s tuxedo’s, they’ve been called) are the best single uniform in the game, but their completely mediocre road uniforms may not allow them to take the overall crown. I’ll be voting for them, anyway.

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  • Matt Pelc

    I like the road unis, not better than the home of course, but I like them. Its not too orange or too bland, its a good combo of the colors. Its always funny every so many years when they wear the 80s era road throwbacks and people go nuts for them. Those were a little more bland than the current roadies, but because its something different fans go crazy.

    It may be blasphemous but I think they should introduce a third jersey for the road only. Have it be a navy blue version of the home jersey with either an orange or white D on the blue instead of the blue on white like the home jersey.

    • Damian56xx

      Tigers are one of the minority of teams that does not have its nickname on its home jersey. So why not on an orange or blue solid color home or road alternate in orange or navy blue?

  • Jim Bachor

    i like the road unis too. just need to switch the 3-color numbers on front/back and make them solid blue. i still have issues with the mismatched “D”s on the home unis.