National League Logo

Primary Logo (1957-1961)

What is the National League Logo?

An eagle clutching a baseball bat in one talon and a baseball glove in another on a ball diamond. A shield with 8 stars representing the 8 National League teams at the time and nine stripes representing the nine players on a ball field in the foreground with league name and inaugural season listed

Unveiled on Monday, December 10, 1956
Image last updated on Saturday, November 16, 2013

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The official National League emblem made it's début at the NL owners meeting in Chicago on December 10, 1956. The logo was worked in conjunction with NL President Warren C. Giles who had always "dreamed of having" an official league emblem. The process took two years with 12 different designs presented.



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