Syracuse Chiefs Logo

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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.

Meaning and history

Syracuse Chiefs Logo history

The 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.

1961 — 1969

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 1961From 1961 to 1996, the Syracuse Chiefs logo featured an Indian in an ethnic headdress.

1970 — 1977

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 1970The only exception was the period from 1970 to 1977 when they used an Old English “S” as their emblem.

1978 — 1986

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 1978

1987 — 1996

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 1987While 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.

1997 — 2006

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 1997

2007 — 2015

Syracuse Chiefs Logo 2007In 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.”

2015 — 2018

Syracuse Chiefs logo


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.