The Tigers have worn essentially the same home uniform since 1934 — solid white jersey with navy blue piping down the front and an Old English "D" on the left chest, white pants, navy blue hat with a white letter D in the blackletter or textur/textualis typeface associated with Middle and Early Modern English and popularly referred to as "Old English" even though it was not used for that language. When the Tigers are the visiting team, the D on their hats is orange and the word "DETROIT" appears across the shirt. A version of the team's blackletter D was first seen on Tigers uniforms in 1904, after using a simple block D in 1903. The blackletter D appeared frequently after that until being established in 1934. In 1960, the Tigers changed their uniform to read "Tigers", but the change only lasted one season before the traditional uniform was reinstated.
In 1995, the Tigers introduced an alternate jersey, solid navy blue with the team's alternate logo (a tiger stepping through the "D") on the chest. It was worn a few times and then abandoned.
The Tigers use slightly different versions of the initial logo on the cap and jersey.
The Tigers changed their logo from the Old English "D" to the current cap logo.
Unique Characteristics of Tigers Uniform:
The Tigers are the only team in Major League Baseball to have a color on their road uniforms that is not on their home uniforms (orange).
The Tigers are the only MLB team that does not wear batting practice jerseys during spring training, instead electing to wear their normal uniforms in lieu of the colored tops that most teams wear for batting practice.
The Tigers' uniforms have more belt loops than those of any other team, owing to the fact that their uniform pants do not feature the wide "tunnel" loops that appear on most baseball pants.