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eriqjaffe
01-25-2012, 04:23 PM
http://twitpic.com/8bn2iw

:cool:

So much for the Sox not wearing throwback uniforms honoring teams that didn't win anything.

edit: d'oh, I didn't notice the other thread about this. My mistake!

soltrain21
01-25-2012, 04:24 PM
http://twitpic.com/8bn2iw

:cool:

So much for the Sox not wearing throwback uniforms honoring teams that didn't win anything.

That arm patch is filled with so much awesomesauce.

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 04:24 PM
No idea if this was previously announced?


whitesox Chicago White Sox
Check out Robin Ventura & Bill Melton sporting the '72 throwback uniforms the team will wear during Sunday home games! twitpic.com/8bn2iw
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http://i.imgur.com/O8ua5.jpg

SephClone89
01-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Awesome. My dad will be nostalgic and pleased to hear about this.

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 04:26 PM
Love it. :smile:

asindc
01-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Will they also be installing an artificial turf infield?:smile:

eriqjaffe
01-25-2012, 04:29 PM
That arm patch is filled with so much awesomesauce.I just hope they make them wear these:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lntcaoq0gB1qk9es5o1_500.jpg

doublem23
01-25-2012, 04:30 PM
At least they did one thing right this off-season

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 04:30 PM
MDGonzales Mark Gonzales
Sox announce they will wear 1972 red throwback unis for Sunday home games.
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DonnieDarko
01-25-2012, 04:32 PM
God, those uniforms are almost as bad as the ones they wore in the 80s...

doublem23
01-25-2012, 04:32 PM
MDGonzales Mark Gonzales
Sox announce they will wear 1972 red throwback unis for Sunday home games.
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeehh... That might be overkill

hi im skot
01-25-2012, 04:33 PM
Great news is great.

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 04:33 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeehh... That might be overkill

Did you not read the thread title? :D:

PalehosePlanet
01-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Wooohooo!!! The very first Sox cap I owned as a kid. Love this move.

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 04:35 PM
There are 13 Sunday home games for those wondering.

DSpivack
01-25-2012, 04:36 PM
I like the jerseys, but the logo on the hat looks odd to me.

eriqjaffe
01-25-2012, 04:36 PM
I just realized that those should be zipper-front, not button up. Ah, well.

hi im skot
01-25-2012, 04:37 PM
I just realized that those should be zipper-front, not button up. Ah, well.

Yeah, but I'm not shocked they didn't take that step.

doublem23
01-25-2012, 04:38 PM
Did you not read the thread title? :D:

No, I actually saw the pic posted on the Sox's Facebook page so I was coming over here to link it to the threads when I saw "'72 Throwbacks" and that was all I read. :redface:

SephClone89
01-25-2012, 04:39 PM
Best part of this?

We know they will never wear the goddamn black unis on Sundays. :gulp:

asindc
01-25-2012, 04:39 PM
I like the jerseys, but the logo on the hat looks odd to me.

That's how the logo looked back then. It's more odd to me to see Robin Ventura wearing the red pinstripes.

hi im skot
01-25-2012, 04:39 PM
Best part of this?

We know they will never wear the goddamn black unis on Sundays. :gulp:

:putitontheboard

Procol Harum
01-25-2012, 04:40 PM
I just hope they make them wear these:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lntcaoq0gB1qk9es5o1_500.jpg

You know that's what I'm talkin' about! Great move.

DSpivack
01-25-2012, 04:40 PM
That's how the logo looked back then.

But why would you have a different logo on the hat than on the jersey?

hi im skot
01-25-2012, 04:41 PM
But why would you have a different logo on the hat than on the jersey?

Ask the Yankees and Tigers.

asindc
01-25-2012, 04:41 PM
Best part of this?

We know they will never wear the goddamn black unis on Sundays. :gulp:

:yup::gulp:Death to the black unis!

Nellie_Fox
01-25-2012, 04:41 PM
But why would you have a different logo on the hat than on the jersey?It's closer than it was in '59:
http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1959_chicago.gif

eriqjaffe
01-25-2012, 04:43 PM
Yeah, the logo on the cap didn't match the jersey until the beach blanket uniforms in '82.

cards press box
01-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Love it. :smile:

+1

Great news!

soltrain21
01-25-2012, 04:53 PM
It's closer than it was in '59:
http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1959_chicago.gif

They should switch back to those full time.

mrfourni
01-25-2012, 04:55 PM
Can't wait until I buy one of these hats and get mistaken for a red sox fan.

roylestillman
01-25-2012, 04:56 PM
I want those red cardboard popcorn holder megaphones to match!

MeteorsSox4367
01-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Best part of this?

We know they will never wear the goddamn black unis on Sundays. :gulp:

Maybe they mix and match the black unis with the red pinstripes.

People say you can't go back to being a kid again but watching my favorite team in the uniforms that I first remember them in will sure help.

Maybe we break out the old tv with the rabbit ears to watch the games.

Anyway, these unis are awesome. IIRC, the originals had the big numbers on the backs with no names. Hope the Sox pay attention to detail.

WhiteSox5187
01-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Wow! I think in order to do that they have to apply a year in advance which means that they did a good job keeping this under wraps. It'd be nice if some of the guys wore the right stirrups too. Are they bringing back the astroturf infield too?

Even though this might be my least favorite Sox uniform, throwbacks are always exciting.

PalehosePlanet
01-25-2012, 05:06 PM
Best part of this?

We know they will never wear the goddamn black unis on Sundays. :gulp:

Seriously. The gift that keeps on giving.

SephClone89
01-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Wow! I think in order to do that they have to apply a year in advance which means that they did a good job keeping this under wraps. It'd be nice if some of the guys wore the right stirrups too. Are they bringing back the astroturf infield too?

Even though this might be my least favorite Sox uniform, throwbacks are always exciting.

You really prefer the crap they wore through the rest of the 70s and all through the 80s? To each his own. I'd put these in the top tier, though:

current unis
'59 era unis
Late '60s blue unis
Black Sox era unis

eriqjaffe
01-25-2012, 05:10 PM
Comedy gold, courtesy of @OldHossRadbourn:

New White Sox Slogan: "Retro Jerseys: Because it's Easier Than Putting a Quality Team on the Field."

Nellie_Fox
01-25-2012, 05:10 PM
Even though this might be my least favorite Sox uniform, throwbacks are always exciting.Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gifhttp://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1987_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.

TaylorStSox
01-25-2012, 05:14 PM
Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gifhttp://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1987_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.
The 83 uni's aged well. I'd bet they sell close to as many of those as the current ones.

SephClone89
01-25-2012, 05:17 PM
The 83 uni's aged well. I'd bet they sell close to as many of those as the current ones.

They didn't. They still look awful, but for some reason as part of the widespread 80s nostalgia in this country, the logo and uniforms from that time remain popular.

Foulke You
01-25-2012, 05:20 PM
:yup::gulp:Death to the black unis!
Y'know...some of us like the black unis.:rolleyes:

PaleHoser
01-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Like.

Three minor change suggestions:

1. Zippers required.
2. Proper throwback stirrups are a must. Nothing looks worse than see throwback uniforms worn with pajama pants.
3. Gordon Beckham needs a different uniform number every Sunday home game. Dick Allen used bats bigger than Gordon Beckham's body. Can #6 be unofficially unretired for Sunday games (since Gordon certainly reminds me more of Jorge Orta than Dick Allen)?

thomas35forever
01-25-2012, 05:26 PM
I like it. My dad has a red Sox batting helmet from back in the day. This should be fun.:thumbsup:

asindc
01-25-2012, 05:29 PM
Wow! I think in order to do that they have to apply a year in advance which means that they did a good job keeping this under wraps. It'd be nice if some of the guys wore the right stirrups too. Are they bringing back the astroturf infield too?

Even though this might be my least favorite Sox uniform, throwbacks are always exciting.

You really prefer the crap they wore through the rest of the 70s and all through the 80s? To each his own. I'd put these in the top tier, though:

current unis
'59 era unis
Late '60s blue unis
Black Sox era unis

Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gifhttp://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1987_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.

+3. Can't believe anyone prefers the 80s' unis over the '72 uni.

Wsoxmike59
01-25-2012, 05:35 PM
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1513765867620&id=0cc15245223ef553126d30ddcdd5da99&url=http%3a%2f%2fimg375.imageshack.us%2fimg375%2f3 056%2fwsox1972scorebookmt3.jpg

I like it. Brings back good memories of when Wsoxmike59 was 12 years old and a big fan who lived, ate, breathed White Sox baseball.

P.S. I also liked it when the Sox wore the 1917 replica World Series uniforms on Sunday's. Was that in 2000....2001?

dwitt76
01-25-2012, 05:37 PM
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1513765867620&id=0cc15245223ef553126d30ddcdd5da99&url=http%3a%2f%2fimg375.imageshack.us%2fimg375%2f3 056%2fwsox1972scorebookmt3.jpg

i like it. Brings back good memories of when wsoxmike59 was 12 years old and a big fan who lived, ate, breathed white sox baseball.

P.s. I also liked it when the sox wore the 1917 replica world series uniforms on sunday's. Was that in 2000....2001?

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slavko
01-25-2012, 05:38 PM
Comedy gold, courtesy of @OldHossRadbourn:

If the steak's no good, sell the sizzle.

WhiteSox5187
01-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gifhttp://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1987_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.

There are pictures of me as a baby wearing the '83 one and the '87 one. My dad worked for the White Sox in the late 1970s so he had a jersey from that period with his name on it that I always liked. Stylistically maybe they aren't that good but they are nostalgic for me.

gobears1987
01-25-2012, 05:46 PM
Stirrups are a must!

Viva Medias B's
01-25-2012, 05:52 PM
About time! I've been waiting forever for them to wear these uniforms.

raven1
01-25-2012, 05:57 PM
These are still my favorite jerseys - probably because they're the first ones I remember from when I was a kid. Sad to say, but this is the second best piece of news of this otherwise awful off-season (the Danks signing was the first).

Only one downside - Alexei Ramirez should wear a different number than 10 - #10 on the 1974 team was a whiny, underperforming, and ultimately destructive clubhouse cancer the entire city of Chicago needs to forget.

SephClone89
01-25-2012, 06:00 PM
These are still my favorite jerseys - probably because they're the first ones I remember from when I was a kid. Sad to say, but this is the second best piece of news of this otherwise awful off-season (the Danks signing was the first).

Only one downside - Alexei Ramirez should wear a different number than 10 - #10 on the 1974 team was a whiny, underperforming, and ultimately destructive clubhouse cancer the entire city of Chicago needs to forget.

I'm pretty sure most of the city of Chicago has forgotten he ever played on the South Side of town.

hi im skot
01-25-2012, 06:06 PM
These are still my favorite jerseys - probably because they're the first ones I remember from when I was a kid. Sad to say, but this is the second best piece of news of this otherwise awful off-season (the Danks signing was the first).

Only one downside - Alexei Ramirez should wear a different number than 10 - #10 on the 1974 team was a whiny, underperforming, and ultimately destructive clubhouse cancer the entire city of Chicago needs to forget.

This seems reasonable.

:rolleyes:

LITTLE NELL
01-25-2012, 06:25 PM
The 72s are ok but this is still the best Sox uniform ever:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1959-CHICAGO-WHITE-SOX-BASEBALL-TEAM-8X10-PHOTO-2-/16/!B-VB0K!CWk~$(KGrHqJ,!hIEzetNE1pmBM8Yn9tLNw~~_3.JPG
The stirrups with the white sanitary hose looks so good, all teams should go back to them instead of the ugly ill-fitting long pants.

October26
01-25-2012, 06:26 PM
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1513765867620&id=0cc15245223ef553126d30ddcdd5da99&url=http%3a%2f%2fimg375.imageshack.us%2fimg375%2f3 056%2fwsox1972scorebookmt3.jpg

I like it. Brings back good memories of when Wsoxmike59 was 12 years old and a big fan who lived, ate, breathed White Sox baseball.

P.S. I also liked it when the Sox wore the 1917 replica World Series uniforms on Sunday's. Was that in 2000....2001?

YES! YES! YES! Great news on the Sox to wear '72 unis - love it! And time for me to also go dig out all of my old Sox scorecards and program books. :D:

doublem23
01-25-2012, 06:38 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG

LITTLE NELL
01-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG

They are a very close second. In fact I'll give them a 9.9.

Noneck
01-25-2012, 06:49 PM
I sure dont like the black sweat shirt Ventura has under jersey in pic, Red Only!

chet34lemon
01-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Hello red nacho helmet

asindc
01-25-2012, 07:02 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG

Lose the Alt jersey and I would give these a perfect 10.

KnightSox
01-25-2012, 07:11 PM
These throwbacks are my third favorite White Sox uniform of all time, it will be nice to see them.

gosox2005
01-25-2012, 07:30 PM
http://twitpic.com/8bn2iw

:cool:

So much for the Sox not wearing throwback uniforms honoring teams that didn't win anything.

edit: d'oh, I didn't notice the other thread about this. My mistake!

Konerko really let himself go. :redneck

BainesHOF
01-25-2012, 07:36 PM
Konerko really let himself go. :redneck

That's Adam Dunn.

BainesHOF
01-25-2012, 07:37 PM
I like the jerseys, but the logo on the hat looks odd to me.

I agree. There's something a little off about it. It looks like one of the giveaway hats where the stitching isn't quite correct.

dickallen15
01-25-2012, 07:40 PM
I agree. There's something a little off about it. It looks like one of the giveaway hats where the stitching isn't quite correct.
It is and was slightly different than the current logo, the top of the S is thinner. So the Sox wear the 72 unis on Sundays, the black unis most other days. Maybe they should designate a day to wear their alternate home whites.

russ99
01-25-2012, 07:43 PM
That's so awesome!! I've been wanting them to do that for years...

:gulp:

I hope they sell that stuff... The hat logo looks just a little bit off from photos of the era, but back in those days working with the material wasn't exactly consistent... I also thought only the powder blue road jerseys had the zipper.

God, those uniforms are almost as bad as the ones they wore in the 80s...

If you grew up watching the Sox play in those uniforms, you'd love them too...

Can't wait until I buy one of these hats and get mistaken for a red sox fan.

Been there, done that. I wore a red 70's throwback hat through the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Got tons of those comments... I wonder if we play the Red Sox on a Sunday. :D:

Foulke You
01-25-2012, 08:04 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG
Agree 100%

Brian26
01-25-2012, 08:15 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG

Oscar Gamble never wore this uni though.

I agree with you though. Not even close. Best uni ever.

chisox12
01-25-2012, 08:50 PM
These 1972 throwbacks are just about the only thing I am looking forward to this season.

Red Barchetta
01-25-2012, 08:57 PM
Awesome! These were the uniforms they wore when I "discovered" the White Sox as a kid. I hope they wear red shoes! :D:

all*star quentin
01-25-2012, 09:43 PM
I like the '72 throwback uni, but this comes to mind. Color psychology and marketing :scratch:

http://www.precisionintermedia.com/color.html

Lip Man 1
01-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Very well done by the Sox. The team may not play well but at least they'll look good 13 times this season.

Lip

Vernam
01-25-2012, 10:39 PM
Seems to be a lot of misinformation in this thread, so to make sure we're all on the same page, these are the best uniforms in White Sox history.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/91/ALC-Uniform-CWS.PNG

Can't believe no one pointed out you posted the version where their road jersey doesn't have the beloved black diamond shoulder patch. If I cared more about that, I might even claim that you failed!

Instead, I shall delve into the controversy of the weird, inconsistent '72 hat logo. This actually dates to the unfondly remembered royal blue uni of '70, the one where they wore white stirrups (cool) with blue sanis (also cool, in my book and few others) while losing 106 games (not cool). I was very young but quite interested in such minutiae, and my recollection is that people were supposedly confused by the original Go Go era English script, where the O has an ascending "thingy" (technical term, similar to a diacritic) that those same people mistakenly thought was actually part of the S. So for a time it was lopped off, but lack of attention then being rampant, some lackey to Stu Holcomb neglected to close the loop, as it were, and failed to remove the thingy from the jersey.

I was such a geek, I liked the infield-only Astroturf. As a kid, I fantasized about Astroturf. Somewhere I've got a souvenir chunk, though I think it's from Soldiers, okay, Soldier Field.

Back to obsessive uniform mongering . . . Stirrups with the circled sock logo are a must, but they'd be a waste with today's guys who mostly wear their pants to the ankles. Sox of '72 had a guy named Rick Reichardt, first draftee to get a massive $200K bonus (from the Angels) who was football-player big but hit a very soft .320. Anyway, for some reason he designed radically different "uniforms of the future" that would've basically had bellbottom trousers and other then-incomprehensible aspects that I don't remember. His design was considered outlandish even in an anything-goes time when Charlie Finley almost convinced them to switch from white to orange baseballs, for ****'s sake. Suddenly everyone had color TVs, polyester fabric became reality, and people took too many drugs -- that's why 70s fashions (especially baseball) got so funky, you know. In the back of my mind I remember Reichardt every time I see a current player with pants on the ground. I wonder if he takes some satisfaction in that, in lieu of winning a pennant with the other '72 Sox.

These are the types of memories Sox fans of that era have. Sad, I admit it. But we also had Dick Allen and Pat Kelly knocking back scotches in the bar at 75th and Cass in Darien, very near where I lived, so it all evens out.

Cool as the retro unis are, they shouldn't do it unless they're going to wear red shoes.

Vernam

Brian26
01-25-2012, 10:50 PM
Instead, I shall delve into the controversy of the weird, inconsistent '72 hat logo. This actually dates to the unfondly remembered royal blue uni of '70, the one where they wore white stirrups (cool) with blue sanis (also cool, in my book and few others) while losing 106 games (not cool). I was very young but quite interested in such minutiae, and my recollection is that people were supposedly confused by the original Go Go era English script, where the O has an ascending "thingy" (technical term, similar to a diacritic) that those same people mistakenly thought was actually part of the S. So for a time it was lopped off, but lack of attention then being rampant, some lackey to Stu Holcomb neglected to close the loop, as it were, and failed to remove the thingy from the jersey.

I always thought that "thingy" was part of the "S". My theory on why it wasn't included on the hats in the late 60s and early 70s was that the hat companies couldn't stitch the "thingy" as it would have been too complicated for their machines. That's actually my theory on why the '59 uniforms had the old-english SOX on the jersey and the block letter SOX on the hat.

http://logos.co/300/royalty-free-old-english-abc-letter-s-logo-by-bestvector-2589.jpg

DirtySox
01-25-2012, 10:54 PM
I'm not much of a jersey guy, only own one at this time. Interested in purchasing one of these though. These jerseys will likely be on sale at the park or WhiteSox.com at some point, yes?

DumpJerry
01-25-2012, 10:54 PM
Wooohooo!!! The very first Sox cap I owned as a kid. Love this move.
I have three of those hats. Double backup, you know....


Does this mean KW is thisclose to signing Wilbur Wood?:D:

Vernam
01-25-2012, 11:17 PM
I always thought that "thingy" was part of the "S". My theory on why it wasn't included on the hats in the late 60s and early 70s was that the hat companies couldn't stitch the "thingy" as it would have been too complicated for their machines. That's actually my theory on why the '59 uniforms had the old-english SOX on the jersey and the block letter SOX on the hat.

http://logos.co/300/royalty-free-old-english-abc-letter-s-logo-by-bestvector-2589.jpg

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/406/754/fZxKEE92JawmgOiDIAD-r3tFhPXMs9zaYmbXCXjYXJraHgljR82Mf0y0ieomr-WfaU8mxzwrp95S37_NpNqlBlg-LAC9NFdbzvWIh_zH5wHL0H0fTKZEnsocx6A-HVdV0rjNwM0B44dB0dOEvN5HColBQzmd3S0gq69rQ69Ndq2jJf tD_display_image.jpg?1318221576

Brian, if you look at the current hat, you'll see the thingy never makes contact with the S. It does (sort of) make contact with the O. I agree it does look like the S has two bottom halves, which was the whole (perceived) problem way back when. If you look at this next one, you'll see the S curls behind the O, indicating the thingy was trimmed off the O (to my eyes at least, but I'll also quote my late dad, who was actually a calligrapher).

http://www.mickeysplace.com/images/cws6468.jpg

Another thing I meant to point out is that the logo on the above retro hat and most on the market is misproportioned, which is another reason they look crappy compared to today's logo. Here's an actual 1970 one, not a repro, and it looks much better.

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/photo/2003_community/ph_billmelton.jpg

Unfortunately, the ones Melty and Ven are wearing today have the crappy, out-of-proportion logo. Hopefully those are just souvenir hats and not the ones players will actually wear. I don't think I could bear that disappointment.

EDIT: On closer inspection, I'm not sure you aren't right about the thingy being part of the S. It definitely is in your example, since there's no O! And there's the German "double S" that may be similar to Olde English (or vice versa) and has a "ligature," which basically means it connects two letters, to make one letter. So the German double S is pronounced like SS. Since our team is not the Ssox, there is every possibility this and everything else I just wrote is completely irrelevant!

Vernam

FielderJones
01-26-2012, 12:31 AM
These throwbacks are my third favorite White Sox uniform of all time, it will be nice to see them.

You're gonna need a bigger sig. :tongue:

cards press box
01-26-2012, 02:11 AM
I'm not much of a jersey guy, only own one at this time. Interested in purchasing one of these though. These jerseys will likely be on sale at the park or WhiteSox.com at some point, yes?

No doubt. I already have the '72 home jersey and I got it at Grandstand.

PeteWard
01-26-2012, 02:14 AM
The 83 uni's aged well. I'd bet they sell close to as many of those as the current ones.


I disagree and think they are among the worst American pro sports uniforms ever.

Fenway
01-26-2012, 02:38 AM
Only one downside - Alexei Ramirez should wear a different number than 10 - #10 on the 1974 team was a whiny, underperforming, and ultimately destructive clubhouse cancer the entire city of Chicago needs to forget.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jr4dvsoWP6k/TVvi3ZQFeDI/AAAAAAAAAGM/UFlbNUutfec/s1600/Ron_Santo_WhiteSox_74topps.jpg

DrCrawdad
01-26-2012, 04:47 AM
I have three of those hats. Double backup, you know....


Does this mean KW is this close to signing Wilbur Wood?:D:

Funny thing is, if not for the knee Wilbur Wood could probably toss that knuckler for a few innings.

C-Dawg
01-26-2012, 08:19 AM
Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gif

I'd give up my firstborn for a chance to see those again. However I may be the only one who feels that way.

wassagstdu
01-26-2012, 08:45 AM
A deep bow of homage to the real (Red) Sox? Since there is a team called the Red Sox, I never understood why the White Sox would go red -- except to indulge the ego of one Dick Allen. I'm not buying.

Chez
01-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Does this mean KW is thisclose to signing Wilbur Wood?:D:

I'd settle for Rich Morales, Luis Alvarado and Bee Bee Richard appearing at Soxfest!

russ99
01-26-2012, 09:07 AM
A deep bow of homage to the real (Red) Sox? Since there is a team called the Red Sox, I never understood why the White Sox would go red -- except to indulge the ego of one Dick Allen. I'm not buying.

The Sox had red logos in the 30s and 40s. That's wasn't new in the 70s. Red uniforms and hats were, though.

Also, the Red Sox at the time were pretty much navy blue with red trim, and only started wearing red hats in the mid 70's, though they had red bills on their white caps in the early days.

So you can say they copied us. :D:

Hitmen77
01-26-2012, 09:27 AM
Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1976_chicago_01.gifhttp://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1987_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.

All of those were terrible. The red pinstripes weren't as bad, but I'm not a big fan of them either.

The Sox had a long 20 year journey of bad uniforms before they finally came back home to a classic design in late 1990.

shenk16
01-26-2012, 09:31 AM
So were the powder blue uni's the Sox away jerseys in '72? If so, I wish that they were able to bust those back out for an away "turn back the clock" game.

Milw
01-26-2012, 09:33 AM
I'd give up my firstborn for a chance to see those again. However I may be the only one who feels that way.
You're not. Those "abominations" were fantastic. Wouldn't want to see them full time, but they're much, much more attractive than these atrocious red pinstripe jerseys.

In my opinion, the red pinstripes are the very worst uniform in White Sox history, and that includes the Dodgers knockoffs from the 1980s.

WhiffleBall
01-26-2012, 09:41 AM
This is also the version they are giving away on kids jersey day (Sunday June 24th). The giveaway looks like it has a zipper:


http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/images/promotions/y2012/xl_jersey.jpg

Procol Harum
01-26-2012, 09:44 AM
You're not. Those "abominations" were fantastic. Wouldn't want to see them full time, but they're much, much more attractive than these atrocious red pinstripe jerseys.

In my opinion, the red pinstripes are the very worst uniform in White Sox history, and that includes the Dodgers knockoffs from the 1980s.

Oh man, no way. The red pinstripes at least paid homage to the classic uniforms of the 50s and 60s--the arrival of the Veeck uniforms in '76 ushered in a two decade period of wandering in the wilderness, stylistically. I don't mind any of the uniforms as a turn-back-the-clock move so I'm ok with the Veeck unis and the Reinsdorf knit unis of the early/mid 80s in that sort of setting. But the one set of uniforms I really, really detest are the Dodger-inspired unis of 86-90--don't ever want to see those things again.

palehosepub
01-26-2012, 10:01 AM
Seems like most of the feedback is positive, especially if you lived through that era. I remember rushing home from school on opening day in 1971 and putting on our (first) color TV and being shocked by the Sox in the red uni's. I had no idea that they were changing colors / styles. There was certainly less media coverage of things like that back then and I usually only checked scores and boxscores in the newspaper. I loved that era of 1971- 1975, probably because I just began to fall in love with baseball so those unis will always be special to me. I was naive enough to believe that Bill Melton, Carlos May, Wilbur Wood etc could be better than Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi and Catfish Hunter. And for a while in 1971 they almost were.
I wear the Bill Melton powder blue road jersey to games at times, I have to get me the home one too!

wassagstdu
01-26-2012, 10:02 AM
In my opinion, the red pinstripes are the very worst uniform in White Sox history, and that includes the Dodgers knockoffs from the 1980s.

Another color besides red that the Sox should avoid: Cubbie blue.

Frater Perdurabo
01-26-2012, 11:08 AM
Another color besides red that the Sox should avoid: Cubbie blue.

I agree, and I think the current uniforms are the best, and the black and white should remain until the end of time.

But eliminating red and blue pretty much leaves purple, green, yellow and orange, right? :P

LITTLE NELL
01-26-2012, 11:27 AM
http://whitesoxinteractive.com/images/Uniforms/69Stirups.jpg
1969-70 version. These weren't too good either with the blue hose and white stirrups.

Milw
01-26-2012, 11:39 AM
http://whitesoxinteractive.com/images/Uniforms/69Stirups.jpg
1969-70 version. These weren't too good either with the blue hose and white stirrups.
These are not great, but again, leaps and bounds better than the red pinstripes.

I know the red pinstripes are popular with fans who lived through that era, but it seems to be a generational split. Are there any folks on here born after the 70s who don't think the red pinstripes are grotesquely ugly?

Lip Man 1
01-26-2012, 11:39 AM
Whiffle:

The 'real' Sox uniforms in that period did use a zippered front.

Wassag:

Dick Allen had nothing to do with the uniforms since the Sox began wearing them in 1971. Allen wasn't acquired until after that season.

The Sox wanted a completely new look because the team was overhauled basically from the front office to the players on the field after the disasters of 68, 69 and 70.

Lip

johnnyg83
01-26-2012, 11:42 AM
http://whitesoxinteractive.com/images/Uniforms/69Stirups.jpg
1969-70 version. These weren't too good either with the blue hose and white stirrups.

I love those. The white socks/stirrups ironically are my least favorite part.

I like the red pinstripes too as a sentimental exercise. I don't want them as permanent but every once in a while is cool. The red hats are great.

TommyJohn
01-26-2012, 12:06 PM
http://whitesoxinteractive.com/images/Uniforms/69Stirups.jpg
1969-70 version. These weren't too good either with the blue hose and white stirrups.

These uni's are my "guilty pleasure" uniform. I like them, even though the team was horrid when they wore them. Also, they are just blatant ripoffs of the Red Sox and Tigers uniforms. After all, in 1967 the Red Sox won a surprise pennant. In 1968, the Tigers ran away with the AL and surprised the Cardinals in the World Series. In 1969, the White Sox trot out with the same type of uniforms, colored Cub blue (and in 1967-68 they were generating excitement after two decades of suck). Coincidence? Hardly. Yet I still like them. Go figure.

Nellie_Fox
01-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Another color besides red that the Sox should avoid: Cubbie blue.I never saw them, because I was in the Army then, but weren't the 69-70 versions pretty much Cubs blue? Since those teams were SO bad, I doubt we'll see them again.

http://whitesoxinteractive.com/images/Uniforms/69Stirups.jpg
1969-70 version. These weren't too good either with the blue hose and white stirrups.I don't care for the blue sanitary hose, but the White Sox should wear white socks, so I've always liked it when they wore white stirrups.

TheOldRoman
01-26-2012, 12:30 PM
I know they wore the 69-70 road set as throwbacks once or twice. I remember seeing Ray Durham with the white numbers.

Nellie_Fox
01-26-2012, 12:34 PM
We haven't done this in a long time:

:tomatoaward:

Jerko
01-26-2012, 12:48 PM
I'd give up my firstborn for a chance to see those again. However I may be the only one who feels that way.

I liked those too, except for the dark on dark combo.

Nellie_Fox
01-26-2012, 12:52 PM
I liked those too, except for the dark on dark combo.And yet, that was the closest thing to the uniform they were modeled after:

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1913_chicago.gif

Thome25
01-26-2012, 12:58 PM
Here's what I always thought about the '72 unis:

Right font...wrong color.

I always hated these uniforms because we're the WHITE Sox not the Red Sox. The red pinstripes with the red S-O-X on the left chest evokes the carmines not the palehose IMO.

C-Dawg
01-26-2012, 01:02 PM
I liked those too, except for the dark on dark combo.

The dark on dark combo brings back memories (mostly bad memories) of seeing the Sox on a black-and-white TV, on the road in places like KC or Arlington Stadium, with an entirely inadequate number of camera angles (wasn't it KC where there'd be just one camera for an entire half-inning of play?). We finally got color TV in about 1978 and for the first time got to see the ballpark and the uniforms in vibrant color, among other things.

Wsoxmike59
01-26-2012, 01:03 PM
Seems like most of the feedback is positive, especially if you lived through that era. I remember rushing home from school on opening day in 1971 and putting on our (first) color TV and being shocked by the Sox in the red uni's. I had no idea that they were changing colors / styles. There was certainly less media coverage of things like that back then and I usually only checked scores and boxscores in the newspaper. I loved that era of 1971- 1975, probably because I just began to fall in love with baseball so those unis will always be special to me. I was naive enough to believe that Bill Melton, Carlos May, Wilbur Wood etc could be better than Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi and Catfish Hunter. And for a while in 1971 they almost were.


Excellent post palehousepub. We must be around the same age. I too remember rushing home from school (6th grade) to see the new uniforms and was treated to an awesome game to boot. If my memory serves me correctly, I remember the Sox were playing the Western Div Champion Twins and had a huge crowd of 42-44K and the Sox won in extra innings on a Rich McKinney hit with the bases loaded.

I remember how pumped up I was seeing a huge crowd at White Sox Park as it was called then. I began truly following the Sox in '68 and had just missed out on the competitive Sox teams that my Dad, Aunts and Uncles and older brothers had watched that often fought for the pennant and would usually fall short.

Lip was correct when he said the Sox wanted a complete transformation from the '68-'70 era Sox, and the Red Pin Stripe uniforms and the teaming of Chuck Tanner and Roland Hemond started the turn around....and the huge Opening Day Crowd of 1971 after watching the Sox play in a near desolate ballpark the previous seasons was a thrill to see. I had no idea that there were that many Sox fans left in the city.

hi im skot
01-26-2012, 01:15 PM
Here's what I always thought about the '72 unis:

Right font...wrong color.

I always hated these uniforms because we're the WHITE Sox not the Red Sox. The red pinstripes with the red S-O-X on the left chest evokes the carmines not the palehose IMO.

I know what you're saying, but as a counterpoint, why is the modern uniform's dominate color black?

7nit3xnUnK4

Lip Man 1
01-26-2012, 01:22 PM
It's black in part as a tribute to the Golden Era of White Sox baseball, the time period from 1951 through 1963 (with respects to the dark pinstripes) when the Sox had the dark navy / black pinstripes as the dominant feature of the uniforms.

Jeff Torborg told me that was his recommendation to JR when the Sox were going to make the change heading into the new ballpark. He told JR that was the best era of the franchise ad they should go back to it. The Sox simply 'updated' that look.

Lip

Gammons Peter
01-26-2012, 01:33 PM
I've always liked the powder blue road uniforms better than the home stripes

robertks61
01-26-2012, 01:47 PM
I remember a story of why they went red back in the 70's. I heard due to the success of the Reds, Phillies, & Cards in the NL was one of the reasons. I don't recall the source. Probably WSI!

Nellie_Fox
01-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Here's what I always thought about the '72 unis:

Right font...wrong color.

I always hated these uniforms because we're the WHITE Sox not the Red Sox. The red pinstripes with the red S-O-X on the left chest evokes the carmines not the palehose IMO.I've never understood this argument. The current uniforms feature black where the '72 uniform featured red. They aren't the Black Sox, either. By your argument, the whole uniform should be white. All they need to do to make the name make sense is actually have white socks. As long as they don't, then what color the rest of the uniform is doesn't matter.

TommyJohn
01-26-2012, 02:42 PM
I remember a story of why they went red back in the 70's. I heard due to the success of the Reds, Phillies, & Cards in the NL was one of the reasons. I don't recall the source. Probably WSI!

I actually once theorized that they went to red in 1971 because of the success of the Big Red Machine in 1970, and because of the Cardinals. I had no proof, though, I was just speculating based on the fact that they appeared to have ripped off the Tigers-Red Sox style in 1969.

Milw
01-26-2012, 03:01 PM
I've never understood this argument. The current uniforms feature black where the '72 uniform featured red. They aren't the Black Sox, either. By your argument, the whole uniform should be white. All they need to do to make the name make sense is actually have white socks. As long as they don't, then what color the rest of the uniform is doesn't matter.
There's another team called the Red Sox. It's quite confusing to the casual fan to explain that the red SOX is for the White Sox, not the Red Sox. Take the Red Sox out of the equation, and the uniform wouldn't be so ridiculous. It would still be horribly ugly, but it wouldn't be the head-scratcher that it is.

Noir
01-26-2012, 03:03 PM
We don't need this alternate, let's keep a consistent identity

Home uni: Add Chicago flag to left sleeve
Road uni: Diamond Sock
Throwback alt: 1959 Home uni...period.
Black alt: as is.

doublem23
01-26-2012, 03:32 PM
There's another team called the Red Sox. It's quite confusing to the casual fan to explain that the red SOX is for the White Sox, not the Red Sox. Take the Red Sox out of the equation, and the uniform wouldn't be so ridiculous. It would still be horribly ugly, but it wouldn't be the head-scratcher that it is.

Yeah they showed a picture of the throwback unis today on the WGN Morning News and one of the anchors remarked it was weird the White Sox would be wearing a red uniform because there's another baseball team called the Red Sox.

TheOldRoman
01-26-2012, 03:37 PM
Yeah they showed a picture of the throwback unis today on the WGN Morning News and one of the anchors remarked it was weird the White Sox would be wearing a red uniform because there's another baseball team called the Red Sox.And Boston has a Sunday game at the Cell. So the White Sox will wear red adorned uniforms against a Red Sox team that is completely devoid of any red on their road uniforms other than a patch.:scratch:

Wsoxmike59
01-26-2012, 04:02 PM
We don't need this alternate, let's keep a consistent identity

Home uni: Add Chicago flag to left sleeve
Road uni: Diamond Sock
Throwback alt: 1959 Home uni...period.
Black alt: as is.

This gets my vote.

WhiteSox5187
01-26-2012, 04:08 PM
And Boston has a Sunday game at the Cell. So the White Sox will wear red adorned uniforms against a Red Sox team that is completely devoid of any red on their road uniforms other than a patch.:scratch:

Well Red Sox have red undershirts and socks but up until about 2003 the Red Sox wore very little red.

WhiteSox5187
01-26-2012, 04:22 PM
It's black in part as a tribute to the Golden Era of White Sox baseball, the time period from 1951 through 1963 (with respects to the dark pinstripes) when the Sox had the dark navy / black pinstripes as the dominant feature of the uniforms.

Jeff Torborg told me that was his recommendation to JR when the Sox were going to make the change heading into the new ballpark. He told JR that was the best era of the franchise ad they should go back to it. The Sox simply 'updated' that look.

Lip

There is a little blurb about the "new" Sox uniforms here. Interestingly enough they were considering navy which would have given it more of the late '60s look.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990-07-03/sports/9002260061_1_no-hitter-uniforms-fans

Medford Bobby
01-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Brings back the memories of my Dad dropping myself and my brother to many Sox games during these years and watching games for a couple bucks and wander all OVER the whole park!! Great days!!

Love those uni's!!:D:

http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/29/e7/f466_12.JPG:bandance:

MeteorsSox4367
01-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Brings back the memories of my Dad dropping myself and my brother to many Sox games during these years and watching games for a couple bucks and wander all OVER the whole park!! Great days!!

Love those uni's!!:D:

http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/29/e7/f466_12.JPG:bandance:

Medford: Love the photo of Wilbur Wood. Can we get a year on that publication? Thanks.

wassagstdu
01-26-2012, 05:45 PM
Why black? They are the White Sox. Black is the only color that does not upstage white. Also, white pigment is the absence of color, and white light is the presence of all colors. On the other hand, black pigment is the presence of all colors and black "light" is the absence of any color. So black and white have a unique yin and yang relationship.

That, and because I grew up with the black and white uniforms (with a little red accent; that was OK).

wassagstdu
01-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Dick Allen had nothing to do with the uniforms since the Sox began wearing them in 1971. Allen wasn't acquired until after that season.


Ah, right you are. Well then, there was no explanation for the red uniforms.

chisoxfanatic
01-26-2012, 06:02 PM
I really dig the throwbacks. It would be nice if they had some of the '72 Sox players throw out the opening pitch on those Sundays!

LITTLE NELL
01-26-2012, 06:03 PM
I never saw them, because I was in the Army then, but weren't the 69-70 versions pretty much Cubs blue? Since those teams were SO bad, I doubt we'll see them again.

I don't care for the blue sanitary hose, but the White Sox should wear white socks, so I've always liked it when they wore white stirrups.

IIRC when they introduced them in the off season they said the blue would be more like Dodger blue. I was home on leave after my stint in Viet Nam when they showed them off. I didn't like them from the get go after the classy unis we had through the 50s and 60s.
As for the white stirrups I'm sure Nellie remembers in the 59 series when the Sox wore white sox and white stirrups.

Wsoxmike59
01-26-2012, 06:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nit3xnUnK4

Always loved the ESPN commercial where Paul Konerko ponders the White Sox sock conundrum.

Moses_Scurry
01-26-2012, 07:57 PM
Are you kidding? Compared to these abominations?

http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/images/al_1982_chicago_01.gif

Pajamas, softball, generic.

The current uniforms are my favorite, but these will always be very special for me as it was the time I began my life as a Sox fan. They could have worn the shorts in 1983, and I would still love them today!

kba
01-26-2012, 09:02 PM
Whiffle:

The 'real' Sox uniforms in that period did use a zippered front.

Wassag:

Dick Allen had nothing to do with the uniforms since the Sox began wearing them in 1971. Allen wasn't acquired until after that season.

The Sox wanted a completely new look because the team was overhauled basically from the front office to the players on the field after the disasters of 68, 69 and 70.

Lip

Here's an article about the new red uniforms from the 1971 official White Sox Park souvenir scorecard:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/data/6/medium/scorecard.jpeg

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2213&ppuser=2178

Lip Man 1
01-27-2012, 12:54 AM
5187:

Torborg said they did actually make two sets of uniforms to see how they would look. One was black pinstripes, one was blue.

Lip

tonyce
01-27-2012, 12:58 AM
For all you White Sox fans, the present Old English logo is a retooled version from the older version (1951-1975) of the Old English logo. The modern Old English logo looks nice closeup but it loses its definition from a distance. To many people of White Sox fandom, the clamor for the restoration of the Old English logo was because of the unpopularity of the “cereal box” Bill Veeck logo era of 1976-1990 and the neglect of the White Sox traditional style. When Reinsdorf arrived on the scene in 1981, he should have immediately restored the logos of the 1971-1975 era instead of opting for a “uniform contest” in 1981 of the cereal box logo.

When the White Sox wore these uniforms with the different colors (black with red trim, navy blue, and red), these were the true White Sox Old English logos, and I wish the White Sox would re-incorporate these logos and with the associated color along side their modern one. I truly believe the White Sox would greatly benefit by implementing these other logos. Side by side with the modern Old English logo, the older versions actually look better from a distance! If you look at it closely, the font's "S" "O" and "X" are more pronounced and different. The present White Sox logo is a slightly different Old English Gothic font.

I do not understand why the White Sox graphics and marketing department preferred an "updated version" of the Old English logo and font. The fans would have preferred the older Old English style with the black and silver outline as I created one based on the 1959 model. Jerry Reinsdorf, due to the clamor of the fans in having to change uniforms in 1990, preferred to have the White Sox marketing department submit an updated Old English logo based on the 1951-1975 logo. The White Sox could have saved a lot of money by simply adopting the older style and changing the colors rather than submitting an updated one. The red 1971-1975 Old English Sox logo was my favorite.

The Comiskey family originated the design and knew that they had a great logo design and should have been left untouched.

The Dude
01-27-2012, 07:50 AM
God, those uniforms are almost as bad as the ones they wore in the 80s...


I think most people will respectfully disagree with both. As much as I love our current ones, I also enjoy most of the old jerseys as well. Call me a biased Sox fan!:redneck

doublem23
01-27-2012, 07:54 AM
I do not understand why the White Sox graphics and marketing department preferred an "updated version" of the Old English logo and font.

Probably because the current logo looks better

http://www.mlb4all.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/chicago-white-sox-logo.jpg

Yeah.

WisSoxFan
01-27-2012, 09:47 AM
This is awesome. 1972 - i was 8 years old and that's the year I became a White Sox fan. Yipee!

Milw
01-27-2012, 10:26 AM
http://%5C%5CAnthony%5CJ%5CWhite%20Soxhttp://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/%5C%5CAnthony%5CJ%5CWhite%20Soxhttp://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/%5C%5CAnthony%5CJ%5CWhite%20SoxFor all you White Sox fans, the present Old English logo is a retooled version from the older version (1951-1975) of the Old English logo. The modern Old English logo looks nice closeup but it loses its definition from a distance. To many people of White Sox fandom, the clamor for the restoration of the Old English logo was because of the unpopularity of the “cereal box” Bill Veeck logo era of 1976-1990 and the neglect of the White Sox traditional style. When Reinsdorf arrived on the scene in 1981, he should have immediately restored the logos of the 1971-1975 era instead of opting for a “uniform contest” in 1981 of the cereal box logo.

When the White Sox wore these uniforms with the different colors (black with red trim, navy blue, and red), these were the true White Sox Old English logos, and I wish the White Sox would re-incorporate these logos and with the associated color along side their modern one. I truly believe the White Sox would greatly benefit by implementing these other logos. Side by side with the modern Old English logo, the older versions actually look better from a distance! If you look at it closely, the font's "S" "O" and "X" are more pronounced and different. The present White Sox logo is a slightly different Old English Gothic font.

I do not understand why the White Sox graphics and marketing department preferred an "updated version" of the Old English logo and font. The fans would have preferred the older Old English style with the black and silver outline as I created one based on the 1959 model. Jerry Reinsdorf, due to the clamor of the fans in having to change uniforms in 1990, preferred to have the White Sox marketing department submit an updated Old English logo based on the 1951-1975 logo. The White Sox could have saved a lot of money by simply adopting the older style and changing the colors rather than submitting an updated one. The red 1971-1975 Old English Sox logo was my favorite.

The Comiskey family originated the design and knew that they had a great logo design and should have been left untouched.
This is nutty. Nothing personal. But if you think the old logos look better than the current one, you need to get your eyes checked. The old logos look like they were hand drawn by a fourth grader. The letters are warped, they're slanted funny... it just looks downright amateurish. They were fine for that era, but that's where they need to stay.

palehosepub
01-27-2012, 11:15 AM
I know they wore the 69-70 road set as throwbacks once or twice. I remember seeing Ray Durham with the white numbers.

Yes around 2000 I bought a Mike Sirotka throwback uni at a Sox garage sale

wilburaga
01-27-2012, 12:38 PM
What is remarkable about 1972 is that in that inSain era, three pitchers (Wood, Bahnsen and Bradley) accounted for 130 of the Sox' 154 starts.

eriqjaffe
01-27-2012, 12:52 PM
What is remarkable about 1972 is that in that inSain era, three pitchers (Wood, Bahnsen and Bradley) accounted for 130 of the Sox' 154 starts.Bahnsen pitched 252.1 innings, and was only third on the team. That total would have led the majors last year.

Medford Bobby
01-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Medford: Love the photo of Wilbur Wood. Can we get a year on that publication? Thanks.


1973....when The Sporting News was STILL was the baseball newspaper of the world!

Vernam
01-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Brings back the memories of my Dad dropping myself and my brother to many Sox games during these years and watching games for a couple bucks and wander all OVER the whole park!! Great days!!

Love those uni's!!:D:

http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/29/e7/f466_12.JPG:bandance:

Having failed (narrowly, perhaps) to kill this thread previously, I'm just going to point out that Wilbur was too lazy to take off his vinyl long-sleeve shirt (which husky guys used to wear back then to sweat off pounds or hangovers) when they took this photo. Maybe he didn't realize it'd end up on the cover of Sporting News, but that's another thing that used to bug me as a kid, when I obviously had too much time on my hands, unlike now.

Vernam

Thome25
01-27-2012, 06:32 PM
I've never understood this argument. The current uniforms feature black where the '72 uniform featured red. They aren't the Black Sox, either. By your argument, the whole uniform should be white. All they need to do to make the name make sense is actually have white socks. As long as they don't, then what color the rest of the uniform is doesn't matter.

There's another team called the Red Sox. It's quite confusing to the casual fan to explain that the red SOX is for the White Sox, not the Red Sox. Take the Red Sox out of the equation, and the uniform wouldn't be so ridiculous. It would still be horribly ugly, but it wouldn't be the head-scratcher that it is.

Nellie please see Milw's post above.I understand that the current logo is black and it may evoke "Black Sox"....there is no actual team with that name.

There IS/WAS an actual team called the Red Sox...and when you see a S-O-X logo in red it evokes the team from Boston.

Nellie_Fox
01-28-2012, 01:23 AM
Nellie please see Milw's post above.I understand that the current logo is black and it may evoke "Black Sox"....there is no actual team with that name.

There IS/WAS an actual team called the Red Sox...and when you see a S-O-X logo in red it evokes the team from Boston.It doesn't to me.

asindc
01-28-2012, 10:33 AM
It doesn't to me.

Me neither.

MeteorsSox4367
01-28-2012, 10:39 AM
To me, Boston is the team with navy blue caps with the red "B". The only time I really remember them wearing much red was the Fred Lynn-Jim Rice team back in the '70s.

Milw
01-28-2012, 07:07 PM
It doesn't to me.
Back in the Kids Can Play Era, I worked for the Sox in their now defunct gift shop in Oak Brook Center (White Sox Clubhouse). We had a wall of caps for sale--lots of Sox hats, but also hats from most of the other MLB teams. One of the Sox hats was the 1970s red cap.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that many more than half of the people who commented on that hat thought it was a Red Sox hat. A frequent comment was some incarnation of, "I never know that Boston used to have such a similar logo to the White Sox."

But yeah, why would people think that a bright red hat with "SOX" on it would represent a team called the Red Sox? :rolleyes:

Andy T Clown
01-29-2012, 12:34 AM
Love seeing these come back, but this is when I went to games as a kid. Not sure why everybody hates red so much. The 59 unis had red trim and looked great!! Must be a generation gap and that's ok too.

Nellie_Fox
01-29-2012, 01:08 AM
BBut yeah, why would people think that a bright red hat with "SOX" on it would represent a team called the Red Sox? :rolleyes:Because they're stupid and don't know much about baseball?

Daver
01-29-2012, 01:28 AM
Because they're stupid and don't know much about baseball?

I fit that description.

SaltyPretzel
01-29-2012, 01:41 AM
I wish they would wear the 1976-1981 uniforms for a game. I started watching baseball in 1980, so they are the first uniforms I remember.

SaltyPretzel
01-29-2012, 01:44 AM
Love seeing these come back, but this is when I went to games as a kid. Not sure why everybody hates red so much. The 59 unis had red trim and looked great!! Must be a generation gap and that's ok too.

I think they're alright. I like the powder blue road ones better though. The red pinstripes remind me of a popcorn box.

doublem23
01-29-2012, 01:55 AM
Because they're stupid and don't know much about baseball?

That must be it

Wsoxmike59
01-29-2012, 07:20 AM
I wish they would wear the 1976-1981 uniforms for a game. I started watching baseball in 1980, so they are the first uniforms I remember.

I remember the Sox were slated to wear those for a game against the Blue Jays a few years back, when the Jays were celebrating their anniversary. But some SNAFU happened and the Sox only wore the caps of the Southside Hitmen and the Jays were in their entire inaugural uniform.

LITTLE NELL
01-29-2012, 07:41 AM
Because they're stupid and don't know much about baseball?

I have a White Sox logo decal on my golf cart and I have had a least 3 people say I must be a Red Sox fan. I just shake my head in disgust.
Also have a Blackhawk decal on the passenger side of the cart and idiots have said I must be from Cleveland.

Milw
01-29-2012, 10:22 AM
Because they're stupid and don't know much about baseball?
Or maybe it's just a stupid uniform?

kba
01-29-2012, 11:42 AM
I remember the Sox were slated to wear those for a game against the Blue Jays a few years back, when the Jays were celebrating their anniversary. But some SNAFU happened and the Sox only wore the caps of the Southside Hitmen and the Jays were in their entire inaugural uniform.

The story at the time (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores101/101141/101141301.htm) was that the Sox 1977 throwback uniforms "were never tailored," so the players couldn't wear them for the 2001 game in Toronto. I've always wondered if the real story was that the Sox players just didn't feel like wearing them, especially since the team had lost six in a row and had fallen into last place.

shenk16
01-29-2012, 05:35 PM
The story at the time (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores101/101141/101141301.htm) was that the Sox 1977 throwback uniforms "were never tailored," so the players couldn't wear them for the 2001 game in Toronto. I've always wondered if the real story was that the Sox players just feel like wearing them, especially since the team had lost six in a row and had fallen into last place.

Nice article. I almost gagged looking at the lineup in the box score from that game until I saw who was play the hot corner....The Milkman!

mahagga73
02-05-2012, 01:10 PM
http://twitpic.com/8bn2iw

:cool:

So much for the Sox not wearing throwback uniforms honoring teams that didn't win anything.

edit: d'oh, I didn't notice the other thread about this. My mistake!
A lot of teams are wearing throwbacks and most teams haven't won anything lately.

Foulke You
02-06-2012, 04:30 PM
Back in the Kids Can Play Era, I worked for the Sox in their now defunct gift shop in Oak Brook Center (White Sox Clubhouse). We had a wall of caps for sale--lots of Sox hats, but also hats from most of the other MLB teams. One of the Sox hats was the 1970s red cap.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that many more than half of the people who commented on that hat thought it was a Red Sox hat. A frequent comment was some incarnation of, "I never know that Boston used to have such a similar logo to the White Sox."

But yeah, why would people think that a bright red hat with "SOX" on it would represent a team called the Red Sox? :rolleyes:
I remember that store you worked at and I could never figure out why the Sox thought it was a great idea to open a clubhouse store in Oakbrook Mall.

RedHeadPaleHoser
02-07-2012, 01:29 PM
I think they're alright. I like the powder blue road ones better though. The red pinstripes remind me of a popcorn box.

Reminds me of the popcorn bullhorns - and that's when I started going to games with my brothers. Good times.....I will enjoy seeing those on Sundays.

Kilroy
02-10-2012, 04:05 PM
This is awesome. 1972 - i was 8 years old and that's the year I became a White Sox fan. Yipee!

I'm not sure of the year, but the Sox were wearing the Red Pinstripes when I became a fan too. By far my favorite uniforms. It's about damn time they broke these out.

SaltyPretzel
02-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Reminds me of the popcorn bullhorns - and that's when I started going to games with my brothers. Good times.....I will enjoy seeing those on Sundays.

Those were around looooooong after the Sox wore those jerseys.

Lip Man 1
02-10-2012, 05:22 PM
I remember the pop corn bullhorns when I was going to games in the 60's.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
02-10-2012, 05:36 PM
I remember the pop corn bullhorns when I was going to games in the 60's.

Lip

I sold them as a vendor in 1962 but I think they go back to the late 50's.

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mOypCYd7nyAnsHvB5tDqBxQ/140.jpg (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1960s-CHICAGO-WHITE-SOX-BASEBALL-SOUVENIR-MEGAPHONE-NICE-FREE-SHIP-/300661402762?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item4600d0ec8a)

Medford Bobby
02-11-2012, 09:22 AM
I remember hearing the loud sound of POP as fans smashed those old wax paper beer cups.

Does this ritual continue today at the new ball yard???:scratch:

rockinrobin23
02-22-2012, 12:22 PM
any place you can buy these jerseys yet? i was looking around the internet did not see any places...

DumpJerry
02-22-2012, 05:18 PM
I remember hearing the loud sound of POP as fans smashed those old wax paper beer cups.

Does this ritual continue today at the new ball yard???:scratch:
Well, the beer is now sold in hard plastic bottles, so..........

DSpivack
02-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Well, the beer is now sold in hard plastic bottles, so..........

And on draft in plastic cups, no?