Syracuse Chiefs Logo

Syracuse Chiefs LogoThe Minor League Baseball club Syracuse Chiefs plays in the International League. For most of the time, their logo was based on the Native American theme, which disappeared only in 1997.

Meaning and history

Syracuse Chiefs Logo history

While the first team under this name was founded in 1934, it relocated to Miami two decades later. So, in fact, the team currently playing as Syracuse Chiefs is an entirely different one. It was bought by the New York Mets in 2017 to be made the Mets’ top-level minor league affiliate.

Old symbols

Syracuse Chiefs symbol

From 1961 to 1996, the Syracuse Chiefs logo featured an Indian in an ethnic headdress. The only exception was the period from 1971 to 1977 when they used an Old English “S” as their emblem. While the first versions were comparatively realistic, the final one, used in 1987-1996, was heavily stylized. You probably wouldn’t have guessed what all those shapes and bars really meant unless you had seen the previous logotypes.

The train emblem

Syracuse Chiefs emblem

In 2007, after the team dropped the name the Sky Chiefs used for about a decade, a new Syracuse Chiefs logo was introduced. It featured the word “Chiefs” in a fancy script and a train coming out of the “C.”


Syracuse Chiefs baseball logo

Navy blue is paired with the shade of scarlet looking very much like the one used on the Washington Nationals logo. Syracuse silver and white add the finishing touch.