Dodger blue

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Dodger Blue
Los Angeles Dodgers Script Logo.svg
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#1E90FF
sRGBB  (rgb)(0, 90, 156)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(100, 58, 0, 21)
HSV       (h, s, v)(210°, 88%, 100%)
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.[2] The web color is not used in the Dodgers' uniform but rather resembles the lighter blue used throughout Dodger Stadium.


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 originated with Tommy Lasorda who popularized it with his saying "Cut me and I'll bleed Dodger blue."[3] 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. 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.[4] 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 Blue (web color)

Dodger Blue (uniforms)

The actual blue that the Dodgers currently wear is RGB-hex #005A9C.[1][5] Regarding the web color's RGB values, Paul Raveling notes that Tom "The color tuning was done on HP monitors and the colors turned out very good then. The catch is that since then, monitors seemed to have standardized on different gamma corrections."[4] The current standard RGB color space was defined in 1996, seven years after “dodgerblue.”

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2018 Los Angeles Dodgers Style Guide". Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. February 16, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "HTML color codes and names".
  3. ^ Keith, Larry. "An Infusion of Fresh Dodger-Blue Blood," Sports Illustrated, March 14, 1977. Retrieved July 18, 2019
  4. ^ a b Fox, Joe (October 30, 2017). "How 'Dodger blue' became a permanent part of the internet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  5. ^ Gold, Scott; Johnson, Reed (April 23, 2011). "Dodgers and L.A.: Romance has soured, but the relationship is far from over". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 14, 2018.