This time of year always makes us think baseball. Spring is just around the corner, pitchers and catchers are reporting, and baseball coaches are interested in record boards for the upcoming season. With that in mind, here is a spotlight on a baseball record board we built for Carrollton High School in Missouri.
Customize for a High-End Look
Quality design is a key differentiator between average and the best record boards. Look for a company willing to take the time to put together a design that is not just visually appealing and easy to read, but also embodies the spirit of your team.
The unique design created for this board starts with a custom header. The primary font chosen is a classic athletic block font with a modern twist. This type is paired with a clean and easy-to-read font with the words “BASEBALL RECORDS” in an arched banner shape. The header is flanked on either side with the interlocking T-C logo of the Carrollton Trojans.
Behind the header is a decorative border known as Meander. A common element included in ancient Roman and Greek art, Meander provides a decorative element and plays up the mascot of the team. This Roman motif is done in a darker shade of red than the rest of the board for a subtle effect. The rest of the design sticks with the standard red and white of Carrollton High School, as well as a touch of neutral grey for variation.
Display Relevant Records
Once the Carrollton coaching staff decided on the list of records they wanted to track, our design team applied them to the layout. Strategy varies from team to team, so it is important that the design is flexible. Your record board should only display the records that reflect the objectives of your team. For that reason, we would recommend avoiding a templated or set record list.
The board was divided into two main columns with season records on the left of the record list and career records on the right. The top section features individual records and the bottom section combines pitching records along with a “Team Wins” field. The layout is clear and easy to read—even at a distance.
Another design consideration is size. The most common size for a baseball record board is 4’x4’, but this particular board was designed at 5’x5’ to make it legible from further away and to enhance the visual impact. While 5’x5’ was ideal for this project, there are options to go much larger if needed.
Choose the Right Board
Because the Trojans wanted to display their board outdoors near the ballfield, we recommended our Laid-Vinyl Record Board with all-weather aluminum base. This material is rated for highway-grade signage making it perfect for a long-term outdoor installation. Additionally, the print is sealed with a protective laminate with UV light filter to prevent color fade.
Are you interested in a record board for your program? Contact us today to get the conversation started. We would be happy to answer any questions and get started on a custom design and quote proposal when you’re ready.