Matt Kemp wears the Dodgers 2014 alternative road jersey. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers)
The Los Angeles Dodgers will have an alternate road jersey in 2014, the team announced today.
The Dodgers will use one of the most identifiable team names in sports today, “Dodgers,” as well as their home city, “Los Angeles,” on the two jerseys, the team said.
When the moved to LA in 1958, the road jersey featured the name “Dodgers”. The following year through 1969, the team’s road jersey featured “Los Angeles”. The team name,”Dodgers”, then returned to the jersey in 1970 through 1998. The city name, “Los Angeles,” returned in 1999 and has remained to this day. The last time the Dodgers wore alternate jerseys was in 2011 for six home games when they wore the powder blue Brooklyn jerseys
“Because we are equally proud of our iconic brand name and the city we represent and with the number of Dodger fans across the country, we felt it important to have two sets of road jerseys to feature both the team name, as well as Los Angeles,” said Lon Rosen, the Dodgers’ Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer on a prepared statement. “This will begin when we start play in spring training and we plan to wear the `Dodgers’ jersey when we open the regular season in Australia on March 22.”
The Dodgers’ pitchers and catchers report to Glendale, AZ, for Spring Training on Saturday, February 8 and the first full-squad workout is set for Friday, Feb. 14.