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Arizona Diamondbacks Jersey Week, Part 1: Home uniforms

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Which was the best in franchise history?

MLB: APR 04 Rockies at Diamondbacks Photo by Kevin French/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s Jersey Week across SB Nation, as we look to find alternatives to... y’know, actual baseball, with which to amuse ourselves. The suggested topic for the week is team uniforms, and I know this is an area where Diamondbacks’ fans have opinions. So, below, you’ll find picture of the main home kits which the team have used since they were established in 1998 [mostly from Chris Creamer’s invaluable repository of uniform history, sportslogos,net].

1998-2000

2001-2006

Almost the same, but with solid color at the bottom of the pants, rather than the “stirrup” seen in the original version.

2007-2015

2016

The big redesign, which caused a fair amount of derision from opposing fans, with many calling them the ugliest uniforms in baseball.

2017-2019

After the first year, there were some changes made. with the “bleeding calves” gradient removed from the bottom of the pants.

via sportslogos.net

2020

With the switch to Nike for all teams this season, the team took the chance to make some further changes. Most obviously, getting rid of the gradient shading, in an apparent attempt to simplify things. Of course, whether or not these will see the light of day this year, of if it will be 2021, remains to be seen...

via uni-watch.com

Questions:

  • Which is the best?
  • Which is the worst?
  • Which is your favorite (which may or may not be the best!)?
  • Do you have an emotional attachment to any of the above?

And here are some general jersey-related topics, also to discuss in the comments.

  • What makes a good or memorable jersey?
  • What’s the most embarrassing jersey in your closet?
  • Names on the back of jerseys. Do you go blank, player names or something else, and why?

We’ll do a road version later in the week, and then look at the specialty uniforms over the weekend. But for now, here a poll to pick your all-time favorite home uniform.

Poll

The best all-time home D-backs uniform is...

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    1998-2000
    (29 votes)
  • 45%
    2001-2006
    (63 votes)
  • 7%
    2007-2015
    (10 votes)
  • 2%
    2016
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    2017-2019
    (18 votes)
  • 7%
    2020
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    I don’t care!
    (4 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now