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What happened to cartoon logos?

Originally Published: January 19, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Major league logos used to be a lot more fun.

Remember Baltimore's Cartoon Bird? He was the Orioles official logo during their greatest era from the mid-1960s through the '80s, when they won multiple World Series and pennants. You can almost see him driving a pitch into the seats at old Memorial Stadium. The Cartoon Bird was fun and a winner. But after the Orioles started the 1988 season 0-20, Baltimore flipped the Bird to an ornithologically correct Oriole in 1989. And they ...

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