OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate officially changed its name from the Oklahoma City Redhawks to the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Wednesday.
The franchise was purchased in September by Mandalay Baseball LLC, an ownership group that included the Dodgers as well as a contingent led by Mandalay chairman and CEO Peter Guber, who is also a co-owner of the Dodgers.
"Using the Dodgers’ name is a privilege," Guber said. "It’s one of the three or four most iconic brands in sports all over the world, and we are thrilled we have the opportunity to share it and shine with it."
Here is the new primary logo:
Along with the ancillary logos:
Home cap logo
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Dodgers outfielder Scott Schebler, recently added to the 40-man roster and soon to be a member of Triple-A Oklahoma City, was in town along with new director of player development Gabe Kapler for "Dodger Day" to help christen the new name change.
OKC Dodgers! pic.twitter.com/Lp2mihhOIG— Michael Branson (@michaeldbranson) December 3, 2014
Here is a close up of the patch on the sleeve:
Patch on the new OKC Dodgers uniforms. Brings together LA and OKC. @NewsOKSports pic.twitter.com/E8dyb0P9uG— Oklahoman Photo Dept (@NewsOKPhoto) December 3, 2014
There are alternate uniforms as well
The new Oklahoma City Dodgers uniforms. @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/sDqdKrMfhy— Anthony West (@antdwest) December 3, 2014
We LOVE everything about the new uniforms. #DodgerDayOKC pic.twitter.com/zh9MdgBZnz— Bricktown (@Bricktown411) December 3, 2014
Plus some ancillary merchandise
We were asked to help unveil the new OKC Dodgers logos today at the ballpark. It was awesome! Thanks @okc_dodgers! pic.twitter.com/FwPe8ktvla— Ryan F. (@FreebirdOKC) December 3, 2014
Additionally, the team's Twitter handle changed from @OKCRedHawks to @okc_dodgers.