This is the game that started the
throwback trend. Even expansion teams now wear old uniforms for special
promotions. But it all started at Old Comiskey in 1990. The Sox were making
up a rained out game against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a celebration
of the park's last season and a commemoration of Chicago's last championship
ball club, the 1917 White Sox. Harkening to the ballpark's atmosphere when
it was still new and modern, the White Sox held Turn Back the Clock Day.
The scoreboard and public address systems were turned off. The ground crew
wore period outfits. Prices were rolled back at several concessions. Most
of all, the White Sox wore the same uniforms from their 1917 championship
The program from the first-ever Turn Back the Clock
Sox team photo from the 1990 game.
(source: Through the Years)
One of the groundkeepers
All the electronic scoreboards were turned off, including
this one in right field.
Memories of Old Comiskey Park