ARLINGTON -- Red is returning to the Rangers' uniforms in a limited fashion.

The Rangers introduced their new home, road and alternate uniforms for the 2009 season on Friday, and red will be a significant part of the attire. The Rangers wore red uniforms from 1994-2000, including 1996 and 1998-99, when they won three division titles, and many fans have longed for a return to that color.

They will get their wish in some cases, although it won't be the exact same uniform that the Rangers wore during the most successful period in club history.

"We are very pleased with the new look that our 2009 uniforms will provide," Rangers president Nolan Ryan said. "We will have some great alternatives with blue and red jerseys to go with our more traditional home white and road gray tops. We will have consistency with all of our uniform tops with 'Texas' across the front. I think all fans will like the new designs."

For the first time, each of the Rangers' new uniform tops will be a cooler mesh fabric as opposed to the more traditional double knit design. Other significant changes include the same font for the lettering on the front and back of all jerseys and also new trim and piping on all the jerseys, including fronts, backs, sleeves and pant legs. The Rangers will also go from royal blue to black belts and shoes both home and away.

Primary home: The jersey is white with red and blue piping on the sleeves. "TEXAS" in blue lettering with red, white, and black outline is on the front of the jersey. Player name and number in blue lettering with red, white, and black outline is on the back of jersey. The jersey has a button-down front, and the pants are white with red and royal blue piping down each leg.

Primary road: The jersey is gray with red and blue piping on sleeves. "TEXAS" in blue lettering with red, white, and black outline is on the front of the jersey. Player name and number in blue lettering with red, white, and black outline is on the back of the jersey. The pants are gray with red and royal blue piping down each leg.

Alternate home and road: The jersey is blue with white piping on sleeves. "TEXAS" in white and gray lettering with red and blue outline is on the front of the jersey. Player name and number in white lettering with red and blue outline is on the back of the jersey.

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Home alternate red jersey: Jersey is red with white piping on sleeves. "TEXAS" in white and gray lettering with blue outline is on the front of the jersey. Player name and number in white lettering with blue and gray outline is on the back of the jersey.

Home and road batting practice jersey: The jersey is blue trimmed in red under each arm. "TEXAS" in silver lettering with red, blue, and gray outline is on the front of the jersey. Player number in white lettering with red and blue outline is on the back of the jersey.

Caps: The blue cap is the same: solid blue with a white "T" outlined in blue and red on the front and a red button on the top. The red cap is solid red with a white "T" outlined in blue on the front and a blue button on the top. The batting practice cap is solid blue with a red trim. It has a white "T" outlined in blue and red on the front and blue button on the top.

Home and road batting helmet: The helmet is blue and red with metallic finish. The front of the helmet is blue and the back is red. It has a white "T" outlined in blue and red on the front. All helmets will be vented.