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The color swatches accessible by these team color listings represent the colors in the sRGB color space, on coated paper, as defined by the latest PANTONE formula guides.  The vast majority of these colors utilize the Pantone libraries (PANTONE Plus, PANTONE Goe), but a select few are representative of a custom color mix, or a conversion from CIE-Lab to RGB, or an entirely different color library (TOYO, RAL, Tru-Match, etc.).

Colors are listed in order of dominance in the uniform and/or logo.  Secondary colors may or may not be "officially" listed as colors, but are included anyway.

Official color descriptions are used whenever possible; however, some entries listed here may be estimates.  Estimated color values are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the lower-right-hand corner of the color swatch.  Any help in obtaining these official colors and/or descriptions would be greatly appreciated.  If you have any additions, corrections, etc., please contact me at donovan@colorwerx.us.

Most of the league histories are complete, but some (especially soccer at this point) are still being completed.

Special thanks goes to Bob Carroll who provided the majority of historical football descriptive color sets prior to 1960.

Special thanks also goes to Tom Hefner and D.P. McIntyre who provided the actual color values used by the United States Football League.

And, special thanks also goes to Marc Okkonen, whose book "Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century" provided the majority of visual estimates for historical baseball color sets for the American League and the National League.

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Stephen GatesSpecial Note: Stephen Gates, the Director of Media Relations for the Central League and Northeast League died tragically on Saturday, October 4, 2003, in a hit-and-run accident near Hillsborough, NC. He was 27.

Mr. Gates assisted greatly with the compilation of official colors for the Central League and Northeast League teams exclusively for ColorWerx.

His family has established a scholarship fund at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to honor his memory, and the Central League has designated it as its Official Charity.

Checks may be mailed to:

Stephen Kennedy Gates Memorial Scholarship Fund
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Box 3365
Chapel Hill, NC 27599