Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Twins’ best uniforms of all-time
By Chris Schad
3. 1973-86 Home & Road
The brainchild of the Twins latest alternate uniforms in 2020, the 1973-86 home and road uniforms didn’t feature a lot of winning, but at least the Twins looked good while they were getting shelled all across the American League.
In the case of the home jersey, the colors were simple. While the Twins had gone with an even simpler look for their first 12 years into the league, the Twins added more blue and red to the jersey along the sleeves and waistband and ditched the pinstripes for a new look.
Unlike the current jerseys without pinstripes, there were more to these jerseys and with legends such as Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek donning them during the early years of their career, a lot of fans reach for these when trying to make a statement at the ballpark.
The same can be said for the powder blue uniforms that have made their comeback into the current Twins set. While I’m not a fan of the powder blue pants that come with it, the tops are magnificent even if they followed a trend set by the Kansas City Royals (who wear it even better) and the St. Louis Cardinals during those same seasons.
Powder blue isn’t even in the Twins’ color scheme, but for whatever reason, it works here. Even though Nike is charging a ridiculous $334 to bring one of these home, it might be one of the Twins’ best current uniforms.