Colorado Rockies is an American club of professional baseball players. It was created in 1993. He is a representative of the NL Western Division. It is part of the MLB structure, where it has been playing since 2000-located in Denver, Colorado.
In 1991, a group of owners representing Denver led by John Antonucci and Michael Monus received a franchise. Due to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, the team was named the Rocky Mountains. A year later, Monus and Antonucci abandoned their main activity due to financial scandals.
To prevent the team’s collapse, they were forced to sell it to shipping magnate Jerry McMorris. This allowed her to avoid bankruptcy and start playing games in the coming season. As a result, the 1993 debut year became the main reference point of her career, although she was created two years earlier. McMorris owned the franchise until 2005 and then made a deal with Charlie and Dick’s Monfort brothers. Now the team belongs to them. Bad Black ran the team.
The name of the club was given by John Antonucci – one of the founders. He emphasized that the proximity of the Rocky Mountains, covering part of Colorado’s western region, perfectly conveys the essence. The team will be majestic, steadfast, strong, like rushing uphill peaks. But the original version of the Rocky Mountains by the time of the official debut was reduced to the Colorado Rockies.
Meaning and History
Colorado Rockies is a relatively young team that was founded in 1993. Throughout its history, it has changed only two logos, the last of which is very minimalistic, unlike the previous one.
The logo emphasizes the focus of the name and perfectly echoes it. To date, the team has had only two logo concepts – concise and as clear as possible. Now the version of 1993-2016 is used, which was on the list of alternative symbols. The color palette of graphic signs has never changed – only drawn details were reviewed.
1993 – 2016
The first Colorado Rockies logo depicted a dark blue peak near which a white baseball ball was flying. Over the city on a black background in silver letters was the inscription “Colorado,” the word “Rockies,” underlined by a black outline below it.
2017 – present
The current logo consists of “C” and “R.” The first letter of the monogram indicates the state where the franchise is based, the second – its name. Elements are arranged vertically and intertwined: the upper sign is located behind the lower one. All other details (baseball ball and the trace of its flight, mountains, name of the club) are absent in this version. The emphasis is on simplicity and rigor.
The lower part “C” is depicted in the semicircular opening “R.” Both letters are made in the classic font and painted in silver with a purple tint. A wide black line is drawn around the edge.
Font and Color of the Emblem
The Colorado Rockies’ official logo is very minimalistic and accurate at the same time. It conveys the team’s atmosphere, spirit, occupation, roots, and concept. The first version contained an image of a ridge and a baseball flying over it with a specific pattern. Graphics dominated it – the inscriptions only explained the objects: above the peak was the word “Colorado” in the form of an arch, and below was “Rockies.”
The second version is related exclusively to the text: it shows a monogram formed from the team name’s initial letters. The characters are placed diagonally and read from top to bottom: “C” above, “R” below it. Both elements consist of rectangles and crescents, have a border along the edge, which at the ends turns into wide serifs.
The club’s management gave preference to the classic typeface with expressive and easily readable characters, large serifs, and straight lines. The current emblem contains only two letters – “C” and “R.” They are related: a part of the upper sign is visible in the lower one’s intra-letter lumen.
Baseball’s signature palette includes purple, black, and silver. This combination is present in both versions of the logo, forming a harmonious connection. Moreover, the modern version can be either dark lilac or gray: the colors are equivalent and depend only on the place of use of the command symbols.