Tigers appear to be pondering adding another uniform

By , Audacy Sports

The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees are the only two teams in baseball with just two uniforms, but they get away with it because the two that they have are iconic.

Though there have been some alterations to the "D" on their white jerseys in recent seasons, the Tigers have worn a pretty similar look in home games continuously since 1934.

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Detroit's gray road uniforms weren't introduced until 1995, but they've become modern classics. In fact, we ranked them as the No. 5 uniform in MLB history.

We say all that to say this: while other teams have had increasing pressure from their fans to add alternate uniforms, the same type of push hasn't really happened in Detroit because the team has a perfect uniform to wear for home and road games.

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But the Tigers do appear to be flirting with the possibility of adding a third uniform to the mix.

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch was tipped off by someone that participates in MLB's "Fans at Bat" program -- which defines itself as "an exclusive group of baseball fans interested in sharing their valuable thoughts and opinions with Major League Baseball" -- that this email recently went around:

MLB fans at-bat

The first potential throwback fans were asked to comment on appears to be pretty similar to what the Tigers donned on the road for most of the period between 1972 and 1993:


The second option is seemingly based on the road uniforms that the Tigers wore from 1960-1971:


From here, this second option lacks color and perhaps a little too similar to the Yankees road uniforms, though others may certainly have a different perspective.

The Tigers also asked participants to give their take on the Detroit Stars Negro League uniforms, which have been worn on Negro League Weekend by the team:


It will be interesting to see what the Tigers do with information gathered in this survey. It's possible that the organization will ultimately decide to stick with just their current uniforms, though any of these could become a home and/or road alternate in the future.

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