A look at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Jerseys

With the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game just two short months away, we’re getting our first look at the jerseys the American and National League players will be wearing during the Home Run Derby, workout day and batting practice leading up to the big game itself.

The 2012 edition of the mid-summer classic will be played at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, and as the custom has been in recent years the league jerseys are patterned after the look of the host team, this year being the Kansas City Royals.

The American League players will be wearing Kansas City Royals powder blue (also known as “Atlantic Blue”), with a white collar and under-arm striping.  The script “AMERICAN” is arched across the front in white and grey bevelled letters with a crown on the “A”, and a gold star dotting the “I”.

2012 AL All Star Game batting practice jersey

2012 American League All-Star Game Jersey

The National League players will be wearing royal blue jerseys with “Yankee Gray” collars (that’s what the spec sheet says, seriously) and under-arm striping.  Just like the AL jerseys, the NL uniform will feature the same front-lettering elements only with “NATIONAL” across the front.

2012 NL All Star Game batting practice jersey

2012 National League All-Star Game Jersey

Both teams will wear the All-Star Game patch on their left sleeve and have a Royal Blue/White/Gold MLB silhouette logo on the back collar.

New in 2011 and carrying over into 2012 is a pattern being incorporated into the player numbers on the back of the uniforms.  The pattern for this years game features a montage of various baseball imagery associated with this years all-star game. Kansas City Royals “KC” cap logos, crowns and stars with streaks behind, baseball players, the ASG 2012 wordmark logo.  It’s all in there.  See below for a close-up detail of the pattern on these numbers:

2012 MLB All-Star Game Jersey Number Detail

A detailed look at the jersey number pattern for the ASG BP jerseys

As always, players are expected to wear their regular home and road uniforms for the actual game.

The 2012 MLB All-Star Game will be played on July 10th, the home run derby – where most fans will see these uniforms in action – will take place the night before on July 9th.

UPDATE: Thanks to reader Peter Andresen we now have actual real-life pics of both the AL and NL jerseys, check ’em out:

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12 Responses to A look at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Jerseys

  1. Justorbs says:

    The pattern in the number is exactly like Team Canada in 2010. Didn’t like it then and don’t like it now.

  2. Mark Dewdney says:

    Not sure how much I like the “collars”, but apart from that, they’re handsome. I like the crowns on the “American” and “National”. All in all, I’ve seen worse for sure.

  3. ingmar66 says:

    The numbers are really ugly. Just like the gaudy Nike NCAA basketball uniforms with all the garbage on the backside (check Kentucky, Washington, Syracuse, etcetera). The collar from the front reminds me of very old baseball uniforms where they had actual collared shirts underneath. But the backside of the collar, extending to the very trendy but o so distasteful under-arm striping (euro trash soccer shirts style) is too much. The crown is also out of place on the wordmark. It looks fine on the patch, but not perched on top of the A or the N. They should have placed it center top of the entire American and National. All in all too many misses on these jerseys. Yankee Gray? Their demonic influence has reached official colour registers as well by now? What’s next, anything pinstriped will be called Yankee Patterned?

  4. Ryan says:

    These are terrible!!! thats what you getting for not giving the all-star game to centennial fenway park

  5. Sanbell says:

    Better Missouri all-star jerseys:

    2011 Kansas City or
    2009 St. Louis?

  6. Chris says:

    Why exactly are both jerseys blue? i know there 2 different shades of blue but still it doesnt feel like a real home and away jersey like lets say Pittsburgh in 2006, Yellow and Black jerseys, or even Arizona last year Black and Red, like really whats up with the 2 Blues, i need anwers

  7. CRRaysHead90 says:

    I wish they’d wear these during the game like NFL wears theirs.

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