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Whitesox029
07-15-2011, 11:08 PM
http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110714&content_id=21781026&vkey=news_det&c_id=det
What the article doesn't say is whether the teams will dress as the Detroit Stars and Chicago American Giants like they have in years past. It seems like the Sox are always in town when they do this. I think the American Giants uniforms are cool, so I hope they do wear them tomorrow or Sunday. Have the Sox themselves ever done a Negro League tribute game at home? I don't remember one in recent years, but I distinctly remember having a baseball card of a Sox player (I think it was Robin Ventura) wearing an American Giants cap.

doublem23
07-15-2011, 11:17 PM
I don't know if they've ever done a full blown tribute with jerseys and stuff, but I know at one point they did have a Chicago American Giants cap SGA because my grandfather still has his from way back when and wears it regularly.

Nellie_Fox
07-15-2011, 11:56 PM
I don't know if they've ever done a full blown tribute with jerseys and stuff, but I know at one point they did have a Chicago American Giants cap SGA because my grandfather still has his from way back when and wears it regularly.Yeah, I still have mine from that day in my closet. I don't remember if the team wore AG uniforms that day or not.

Harry Potter
07-16-2011, 01:22 AM
http://twitter.com/CSNChi_Beatnik

Don't know which game, but outside clubhouse there was a row of Chicago American Giants throwback jerseys #WhiteSox will wear this weekend

hi im skot
07-16-2011, 01:24 AM
I don't know if they've ever done a full blown tribute with jerseys and stuff, but I know at one point they did have a Chicago American Giants cap SGA because my grandfather still has his from way back when and wears it regularly.

2008. I was there to see the Sox pull out a win.

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/bb/c5/7c0f0f064971b7e9a20cca475ea5.jpeg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3721948646_5b4316f8ef.jpg

Nellie_Fox
07-16-2011, 01:26 AM
2008. I was there to see the Sox pull out a win.I'm sure you're right about this game, but I got my AG cap at a game before I moved to Minnesota in 1998.

hi im skot
07-16-2011, 01:27 AM
I'm sure you're right about this game, but I got my AG cap at a game before I moved to Minnesota in 1998.

Yeah, the game I saw was in Detroit. The Sox did American Giant cap giveaways at least twice way back in the early 90s; once was the white and burgundy one, and another time was the navy cap seen in my post above.

Nellie_Fox
07-16-2011, 01:47 AM
Yeah, the game I saw was in Detroit. The Sox did American Giant cap giveaways at least twice way back in the early 90s; once was the white and burgundy one, and another time was the navy cap seen in my post above.Yeah, I got the navy cap. It originally had a Miller Lite logo embroidered on the side, but I removed that.

hi im skot
07-16-2011, 02:06 AM
Yeah, I got the navy cap. It originally had a Miller Lite logo embroidered on the side, but I removed that.

I did the same with the white one...mostly so I'd be able to wear it to school.