Major League Baseball and the Colorado Rockies this evening revealed the logo for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game (serious, this time) to be held on Tuesday, July 13th at Coors Field in Denver.
The logo was revealed on-field preceding the Rockies home game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Rockies players took the field previously wearing the new logo as jersey and cap patches. Colorado was awarded the 2021 All-Star Game only three weeks prior after its last-minute shift from Atlanta.
Washed in purple, the 2021 MLB All-Star Game logo utilizes a star as its main shape, the tops of three mountains looking (peaking?) up from the bottom in black with white and silver tops. These three mountain tops are reflected in lighter shades of purple above. Across the middle of the logo it reads “ALL*STAR GAME” in a silver serif typeface, COLORADO below in silver, and 2021 above in purple on a silver banner that flanks Major League Baseball’s recognizable logo.
“The official logo of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game celebrates the landscape of Colorado”, reads the press release. “The iconic Rocky Mountains are the centerpiece of this mark, and this distinct illustration subliminally completes the dynamic star shape. Rockies purple along with the modern geometric mountain silhouette create the logo’s dimension and signifies the expansive views from downtown Denver and Coors Field.”
The patches worn by the Rockies are of a marginally different design, on the jersey, rather than being placed in a star shape the logo shows the All-Star Game script and the mountains inside a purple and black square. On the cap the lettering is abbreviated to ASG, the mountains remain.
The current year’s mid-summer classic marks the second time the Colorado Rockies have hosted Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, already the game was held in Denver in 1998 which the AL won 13-8 with future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar taking home MVP honours.
A glance back at baseball’s All-Star Game logo history, returning to 1973 around there, up through 2021 in Denver.