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Nixey 02
05-25-2005, 04:11 PM
Could someone please advise the name of the player that was the model for the logo? Was it Brooks Robinson or Harmon Killebrew?

thanks.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-25-2005, 04:13 PM
Pete Rose. Oh, the irony...

:redface:

Fenway
05-25-2005, 04:19 PM
according to MLB.com

The MLB logo:
No one player has ever been identified as the model of the 1969 Major League Baseball batter logo.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/about_mlb/rules_regulations.jsp

However many think it was Carl ( look at nose ) Yastrzemski

http://logoserver.com/baseball/MLB.GIFhttp://www.tgsports.com/photos/lifeyaz.jpg

1951Campbell
05-25-2005, 04:21 PM
Pete Rose. Oh, the irony...

:redface:

Really? All this time I thought it was Killebrew. Don't tell me Jerry west isn't the NBA logo. :?:

Nixey 02
05-25-2005, 04:35 PM
thank you PHG, fenway, and 1951. I appreciate the info.! :smile:

SomebodyToldMe
05-25-2005, 05:22 PM
Pete Rose. Oh, the irony...

:redface:

Wow. I always thought it was Killebrew as well. I heard that from somewhere. Oh well, at least now I know.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-25-2005, 05:27 PM
I remember as a kid being told (by Jack Brickhouse?) it was Jerry West for the NBA logo and Pete Rose for MLB. Of course how credible a source is Jack Brickhouse?
:tongue:

As Fenway cites, MLB claims no single ballplayer modeled the logo. Of course do any of us honestly expect MLB to tell the truth if it truly was Pete Rose?

:redface:

:tool
"The game was invented in Cooperstown... just as soon as we can buy up all the property out there real cheap!"

Lip Man 1
05-25-2005, 07:41 PM
It was Rose.

Lip

PaleHoseGeorge
05-25-2005, 07:51 PM
It was Rose.


Well I'm sure everyone agrees it looks a lot more like Pete Rose than anyone else mentioned here.

Carl Yastrzemski??
:?:
:roflmao:

Frater Perdurabo
05-25-2005, 10:44 PM
Pete Rose. Oh, the irony...

:redface:

With that in mind, Maybe the MLB logo needs to be reworked in teal?

:D:

doublem23
05-25-2005, 10:50 PM
Well I'm sure everyone agrees it looks a lot more like Pete Rose than anyone else mentioned here.

Carl Yastrzemski??
:?:
:roflmao:

You can't blame him for trying to grab a little more lore for the Red Sox. :tongue: