After making the New York-Penn League playoffs for the first time in team history in 2013, the Aberdeen IronBirds will switch their colors to black and orange starting next season.
The Orioles' short-season Single-A affiliate will wear new uniforms, which are developed by Under Armour and pictured above, starting with the 2014 home opener on June 20, according to a news release.
“We are excited to bring the magic back to Aberdeen. It started with our 2013 McNamara Division championship, and continues with the release of our new uniforms,” Ripken Baseball assistant vice president of brand marketing Colin Clark said in a news release. “The new look will further cement the rich history of the Baltimore Orioles legacy with a new era of IronBirds baseball.”
The design, according to the release, was created to give players the opportunity to start, and end, their journey to the major leagues in orange and black. Aberdeen is the only team in the minor leagues that is fully outfitted by Under Armour, according to the release.
Home uniforms will be white with orange and black stripes on the sleeves and pant legs; away uniforms will feature grey jerseys and pants, while the alternate jerseys will feature black tops and grey pants.
The IronBirds, who previously used a blue color scheme, changed their logo before the 2013 season.