Blue Jays’ Blast From the Past

Bo Bichette and Vladmir Guerrero Jr. unveil new uniforms

The Toronto Blue Jays announce a new jersey for the upcoming season. The new jersey will be powder blue, harking back to the 1977-1988 seasons. On January 13, 2020, the Blue Jays tweeted out #NEWBLUE.

On January 16, the Blue Jays tweeted a special announcement.

On January 18, the official reveal happened. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Randal Grichuk introduced the jerseys. The new jerseys are going to be used for both home and away games.

History of Powder Blue

The first appearance of powder blue for the Blue Jays came in 1978. During the team’s first year in 1977, the white jerseys were both home and away. Used until the 1988 season, the powder blue jerseys did go through some changes. When first introduced, the original logo was put on the front. Also on the front, in dark blue, was the city’s name, Toronto.

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Alan Ashby (C) for the Blue Jays from 1977-1978

In 1981, the jerseys changed slightly. Instead of Toronto, “Blue Jays” was put on the front. When debuted in 1977, the Jays went 59-102 in the jersey’s debut season. In 1988, the jerseys were replaced. The record of the Jays’ final year in the powder blues was 87-75.

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Frank Thomas (DH) wore these as an alternate in the 2008 season.

Now, the jerseys make their triumphant return. With new colors, the Jays are ready to take on 2020.


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