The Kansas City Royals unveiled their 2022 uniforms Friday, revealing features that capture both their present and their past as they head into the future.
The home jerseys are more reminiscent of their most recent jerseys, though with bolder piping on the sleeves and no outlines on the lettering. The road jerseys, both primary and alternate, feature "Kansas City" in block letters, more like the ones George Brett and Frank White wore than those on the backs of Mike Sweeney and Jeff Montgomery.
The alternate uniforms reflect similar colors as in recent years, with a powder blue at home and royal blue on the road.
“These updates reflect fresh variations on our brand aesthetic, that generations of Royals fans have come to identify with, while also offering newer classic looks to the overall uniform set," said Jeff Davenport, Royals vice president/major league team operations. "We see these as an ode to the traditions of the past, yet refined and updated for inspiration of what’s to come.”
These alterations are the first to the Royals' uniform rotation since 2017, when they tweaked the gold-accented jerseys they began wearing following their 2015 World Series victory.
Top photo shows home uniforms on top row (primary on left, alternate on right) and road uniforms on bottom row (primary on left, alternate on right). Photos courtesy Kansas City Royals.