We Need More Fruit in Sports Logos

By Gavin Spittle


Growing up, we’ve all been hammered to “eat our fruits and vegetables” so now although I don’t act like a grown up, my age says otherwise so I’m calling on our future generation to add more fruits to sports logos!

My opinion was formed when my crack research team told me that fruit logos are nowhere to be found. By crack research team, I mean me and Google. Fruit has amazing health properties but I bring you the following for amazing sports logo possibilities.

The Dade City Kumquats. A Kumquat is in the citrus family and basically is a small orange. Every January, Dade City hosts a Kumquat festival celebrating the mighty fruit. We celebrate it in the form of this funny t-shirt.


 And although it’s not in the fruit family, I do have to get in a shameless plug for our Idaho Taters cool t-shirt. We’re proud to say that this botanically speaking vegetable was our first logo. I say botanically because people actually debate if a potato is a vegetable or not. Now there’s a group I want to hang with, people who debate what potatoes actually are. Either way, we love this logo as part of our awesome t-shirt collection.

Enough about us, here is what we’ve found. We begin with the Fort Wayne Tincaps


The Tincaps are the Class A club of the San Diego Padres. They were renamed the Tincaps in 2008 because the legendary Johnny Appleseed lived in Fort Wayne and is buried in this city.


The Syracuse Orange


This University has produced a lot of athletes over the years. I didn’t like when they changed their name from the Orangemen to the Orange but at least they kept this citrus fruit in the logo.


C’mon, that can’t be all? There are more corn logos in minor league baseball than fruit overall.  This is one of our favorites, the Normal Cornbelters.


If you guys find any fruit logos, reach out to me at gavin@awesomesportslogos.com. Don’t forget to check out our website www.awesomesportslogos.com for that Dade City Kumquats or Idaho Taters super soft awesome t-shirt. If you buy 3, you get the 4th shirt free. Just type in the short code 3THENFREE.  Stay awesome my friends.


Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover and Fruit T-shirt wearer

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