Helping their standing as one of the most iconic teams in all of baseball are the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pristine uniforms that seemingly age like fine wine.
The club’s home whites are regularly praised by players and fans alike, while the road grays are just as timeless in their own right. To no surprise, the Dodgers recently tied the New York Yankees with the most votes (10) by opposing players for best uniforms in all of baseball.
Among those to pick in favor of L.A. included Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt, Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, now-Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez, via Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com:
Red Sox utilityman Brock Holt, who evidently respected his 2018 World Series opponent for more than their play: “Just the crisp, clean white with the blue lettering and the one red number. That’s really clean. And even their grey uniforms with the blue and just the red number kind of stands out.”
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh: “I think they’re the most classic. They haven’t changed since 1940, except for the L.A. and the red number. No stripe on the pants, all blue hat. They have two uniforms, that’s it. I like them. I think they’re really cool.”
Mariners outfielder Jay Bruce: “There’s a purity to it.”
Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez: “That Dodger Blue is something.”
With the Dodgers and Yankees earning the most votes for the top spot in the rankings, the rest of the top-10 consisted of the Atlanta Braves (nine votes), Seattle Mariners (six), St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks (five each), and the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics (four each).
The Dodgers and Yankees renewed their historic rivalry in August for what marked their first regular-season meeting since 2016. In an ironic twist, the two teams ditched their traditional uniforms for a monochromatic look during the series as a result of MLB Players Weekend.
The change didn’t sit well with some fans, although Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully was accepting of it. The overwhelming consensus, however, was that the Dodgers and Yankees should have been allowed to wear their usual uniforms.
L.A. reportedly petitioned MLB for the teams to do so for one of their games, but the request was denied.
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