In 2015 the Cardinals added a memorial patch to their uniforms honoring the life of Oscar Taveras. On April 14th the Cardinals wore a patch honoring Red Schoendienst that read 70 Years in Uniform. When the Cardinals reached the playoffs, they wore Postseason cap and sleeve patches.
In 2015 the Cardinals also subtly altered their print graphic script, slightly modifying the shape of the ‘u’ in St. Louis. See comparison below.
On May 25th the Cardinals wore Memorial Day themed jerseys and caps.
On June 19th the Cardinals wore 1961 throwbacks.
On June 21st the Cardinals wore 1961 throwbacks along with a blue father’s day ribbon.
On July 4th the Cardinals wore Independence Day themed jerseys and caps.
On July 23rd the Cardinals wore 1985 throwbacks.
St. Louis Post Dispatch: February 20, 2015
The Cardinals want to wear an “OT” patch because it makes them feel just a little bit better. This is for them as much as it is for Oscar. “In my opinion, the patch is symbolic of who Oscar was as a teammate, and the impact on a group of brothers who lost him,” Carpenter said. “That’s a gesture of respect to him as a teammate and as a baseball player. No matter how this happened, it doesn’t change the reality that you miss him.” I don’t think it’s fair to put a previous drunk-driving death — Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock in 2007 — on this group of players. They had nothing to do with that. I believe the OT patch can serve as a warning label. How can anyone see it and not remember why Taveras and Arvelo died? Let this patch serve as a billboard. Let it be a silent but powerful reminder to all: Do not drink and drive. “We’re going to try and be sensitive to everyone involved,” Matheny said. “This is a tough deal. There are people who had their lives radically changed by similar (drunk- driving) tragedies, and for us not to be sensitive to that would be a mistake. But we also want to make sure to do what we can to help our players get through this. And we never want to go through this again. And we’re determined to work hard on that.”
St. Louis Post Dispatch: April 14, 2015
The highlight of the pregame ceremony was a video memorial to Oscar Taveras, the promising out- elder killed along with his girlfriend in an automobile accident last fall. St. Louis uniforms include a patch on the left sleeve with the initials of the 22-year-old Taveras.
St. Louis Post Dispatch: April 17, 2015
Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst, the ultimate No. 2 who celebrated his 92nd birthday this year on the second day of the second month (Feb. 2), was unable to participate in spring training this year because of a couple of health matters. But he rode in the caravan of Hall of Famers here on Opening Day and, on Friday night, Schoendienst will be the only center of attention at Busch Stadium, starting at 7 p.m. Schoendienst, who will be joined by his family, will be honored in a special ceremony before the game and the night also will feature congratulatory video messages from players throughout the game. And the players will wear a commemorative number No. 2 “70 years in Uniform and Counting” patch on their sleeves. It was 70 years ago, on April 17, 1945, that the Germantown, Ill., native made his big-league debut with the Cardinals. He has been in a big-league uniform every year since.
Cardinals Red – PMS 200
Yellow uniform use – PMS 1235
Yellow print use – PMS 108
Navy Blue – PMS 289
Cream – 45% of PMS 7499