Ranking the MLB's 10 greatest uniforms ever

Tim Kelly
May 28, 2020 - 1:42 pm
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It's funny how the perception of aesthetics can change over time.

In the Tampa Bay Rays' inaugural season of 1998, they wore uniforms that read "Tampa Bay" (road) and "Devil Rays" (home) across the chest in gradient writing with a giant stingray underneath it. The look was panned, and abandoned after just three seasons.

However, like the Toronto Raptors' dino jerseys, the original Devil Rays' look has aged very well. The now-Tampa Bay Rays have used the jerseys - and the stingray hats - as throwbacks over the past two years, and the reception in today's climate is much better than it was in the 1990s.

We're not ready to call the original Devil Rays' jerseys iconic yet, but anyone that criticized them in the late 1990s didn't have the best taste, because they were pretty cool uniforms.

With the Devil Rays' jerseys aside, let's take a look at the 10 greatest uniforms in MLB history:

Matt Chapman rocks the A's Kelly Green jerseys. Photo credit (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Jackie Robinson and the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers. Photo credit (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Nolan Ryan spent nine seasons with the Astros. Photo credit (Jonathan Daniel /Getty Images)
The Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series while wearing their best look. Photo credit (Mandatory Credit: Harry How/ALLSPORT/Getty Images)
Vladimir Guerrero and Todd Zeile model the Expos' road jerseys. Photo credit (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Miguel Cabrera wears the Tigers' road jerseys. Photo credit (Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Andrew McCutchen models the Pirates throwback jerseys. Photo credit Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals wear their powder blue throwback jerseys. Photo credit (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Derek Jeter dons the Yankee pinstripes. Photo credit (Vincent Laforet /Allsport/Getty Images)
Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies model the Braves' throwback jerseys. Photo credit Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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