Movie Director Baseball Jerseys


There aren’t many opportunities to combine two of the greatest things on earth- baseball and movies. However, to quote Terrence Mann in Field of Dreams, “There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” The possibility today is that I’ve found a way to create baseball jerseys for 15 movie directors. Baseball fans will appreciate that almost all of these have a direct MLB jersey equivalent. There are even a few nods to baseball fans north of the border. Movie fans will enjoy the symbols and themes associated with each individual director.

Click on any of these for the tasty, full-resolution goodness.
















Filed under Baseball, Ingmar Bergman, Movies

50 responses to “Movie Director Baseball Jerseys

  1. This…is…the greatest.
    I would actually buy some of these.

  2. Oh my God, the John Waters one! That is perfect. Great post!

  3. Dude

    I really want the Kurasawa one. Wish you could figure out a way to make $ off of these without getting in trouble with MLB or the directors, cuz they’re so awesome I’d buy one.

  4. Those are awesome! šŸ˜€ I wish I had a couple of them, I’d defintiely wear those! šŸ˜€

  5. OH MY GOD. I love them. This is fantastic. Obviously I lean heavily towards the Orioles/Waters one as a Baltimore native. That is particularly genius, even if I’m a little biased.

    • Ha… I had a hunch the FTS folks would really like the O’s reference there. And did you catch the other one? Hitchcock’s birds on the bat derive from the O’s non-cartoon bird.

  6. These are so clever! I’m impressed. Lots of subtle touches that make them worth taking a second look at. I’m sure I missed a few.

    • Thanks big-time, James. The subtle stuff is really what made it fun, and I knew it was needed to make it stand out a bit from just putting a script logo on a jersey.

  7. Very f*cking cool man!

  8. Vladdy

    These were so awesome. I too would like to break the law and buy the Kurosawa.

  9. Rich

    If you ever come to NYC, visit the IFC Center. They sell T-shirts with directors’ names made up like heavy metal band logos (Van Halen – Von Trier, Ozzy – Ozu, Judas Priest – Jodorowsky, etc.).

  10. Oh man, I want the Waters jersey.

    • I guess now is as good a time as any to point out that John Waters’ flamingo/T combo looks like a wang if you remove the beak. I didn’t really do it on purpose but it was a funny accident, all things considered.

  11. Yes, yes, YES!! These are brilliant and I am dog poop eating tickled that so many of your followers appreciate the John Waters Jersey!!

    • I think it’s hilarious/awesome that I have a strong contingent of Baltimorean readers. Or Baltimorites. Or Baltimorwegians or whatever you guys call yourselves.

      Actually, I have a hunch I’d like Baltimore a lot just from what I know about it.

      • I know that you would. Extremely cinematic city with a very low tolerance for bullshit…Johnny Depp referred to Baltimore as a “strange navel with all of this weird lint in it.” But it would probably take a while to be able to deal with all of the Ravens fans wearing purple camo pants. I just heard that the New Yorker’s Richard Brody was here for the Maryland Film Festival earlier this month. There is no word if he took in a O’s game or not.

        • If nothing else, I can always dig on an anti-Yankee city (and apologies to reader Victor DeLeon for that).

          Camden is a really, really great place to catch a game.

  12. Love, love this!! You’re so dang creative John. You definitely should get these made somehow. The Scorsese and Wright ones are great. Perhaps you’d get another RT from Wright? šŸ˜‰

  13. The guy who was babysat by the sister of the guy who played Nuclear Man in Superman IV

    As a baseball and a movie fan, this is great work. The subtlely placed logos really make each one interesting. I’m trying to pick my favorite but each one has something unique if you are familar with the director. I’m surprised there wasn’t a director that deserved the New York pinstripes….maybe Francis Ford Coppola?

    • The catch with the Yankees is that it’s hard to meld two letters together as effectively as the Yankees did. Or in Coppola’s case, three letters. It’s kind of the same reason you don’t see a logo that represents the Cardinals’ classic STL on their hats. When I first started doing these, I really wanted to find a director whose name would evoke the STL… but it just wasn’t there without forcing the issue.

  14. These are amazing. Hard to pick a favorite, but I *really* like the Kubrick one.

    • Kubrick… I may be able to find a way to make that one work (legally). Keep your eyes open and ears to the ground.

      Funny thing is, Kubrick’s one of the ones that’s original. No MLB inspiration at all.

  15. The Expos with Kieslowski!!! That is awesome! I’m not wondering why you kept Hitchcock for your home team!
    I think the Fellini is my favorite one, where can I get one??
    It’s funny that you bring that up, I read about a guy who started his own company of team slogans:

    • I also wanted to add that there’s presently a group that tries to get back a professionnal Baseball team in MontrĆ©al. But without a Stadium it is very difficult since the Olympic Stadium is falling into pieces…

      • Do the QuĆ©bec Les Capitales still exist? Not MontrĆ©al, of course, but QuĆ©bec City? I used to work in the same league they played in.

        • QuĆ©bec City is my hometown by the way and I skateboard right next to the Stadium where the Les Capitales play! I think they won the championship many years in a row! It is quite popular the 2-3000 seats stadium is almost full every game! Lots of people from Montreal actually come to a couple of games per seasons because they miss baseball so much.

          • If I remember right, the stadium is very old, right? But very classic? I always heard great things about Les Capitales- their stadium, their fans, and the way the team was run. Their former owner, Miles Wolff, was also the owner of one of teams I worked for. He was a really cool guy. He also owned the Durham Bulls when Bull Durham was made, and he was also the owner/publisher of Baseball America for a very long time.

    • YES! I was hoping you’d catch the Expos thing. The rouge/blanc/bleu was a perfect combination and all it took was a slight tilt to the blue part of the Expos’ M to make a K.

  16. heyzeus

    You know, if people were to individually make their own versions of these shirts, it would arguably constitute fair use and/or parody, and thus constitute protected speech….

  17. Some of these are really awesome. I have to second (or third or fourth) the comment that I’d actually consider buying some of these if you could sell them. I especially love the Hitchcock and Kubrick ones.

    • Thanks, Josh. I’ll definitely keep you posted if I work out anything with the rights, and Kubrick is one with far fewer hurdles to clear.

  18. Mark

    Your best graphic yet.
    Maybe to appeal to your non-American or Canadian readers you could develop a soccer jersey version of some?

    • That’s a great idea… although I don’t think I could pull it off because I don’t have the passion for soccer. I briefly had the idea for football uniforms, too (for later), but realized that it only goes as far as what you’re passion is about. And as you know, for me, that’s baseball.

      Hockey would be great, too. I could fake the interest there with your help.

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