Dodger blue

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Dodger Blue
 
Los Angeles Dodgers Script Logo.svg
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1E90FF
sRGBB  (rgb) (30, 144, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (88, 44, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (210°, 88%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Dodger blue is a rich bright tone of the color azure named for its use in the uniform of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is also a web color used in the design of web pages.[1] The web color is not used in the Dodgers' uniform but rather resembles the lighter blue used throughout Dodger Stadium.

History[edit]

The Brooklyn Dodgers were never contemporarily referred to as wearing Dodger Blue, although some now refer to them as representing "True Dodger Blue." The concept of Dodger Blue originated with Manager Tommy Lasorda, who popularized it. Lasorda managed the Los Angeles franchise for 20 years, and was on the player roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers, though he played for them only very briefly.

In 1989, the team’s famous Dodger blue was added to a color database that is now almost certainly included in the web browser you’re using to read this. Paul Raveling, a software engineer who in 1989 was working at the Information Sciences Institute at USC, had been “tuning” colors to be properly displayed on computer monitors.[2] He proposed a major update to the list of color names that were supported by the X11 user interface system, including one called “dodgerblue.” Eventually, that list of colors would be incorporated into web browsers, which allow programmers writing HTML or CSS to type a color name instead of a code.

Uniform color[edit]

Dodger Uniform Blue #005A9C
#005A9C

Dodger Blue #1E90FF
#1E90FF

The actual blue that the Dodgers currently wear is RGB-hex #005596. [3]

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