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Medford Bobby
04-12-2012, 04:40 PM
Looks like we will get a first look at the 1972 uniforms this Sunday on WGN America for all us far, far, far away Sox fans!! :smile:

http://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DA&Date=20120125&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=701259657&Ref=AR&maxw=539&maxh=370&Q=70&cache=1

SephClone89
04-12-2012, 05:06 PM
I'll be there. It's also Jackie Robinson Day.

Medford Bobby
04-12-2012, 05:15 PM
I'll be there. It's also Jackie Robinson Day.

awesome...would love to be there too.....! Have fun!:wink:

RKMeibalane
04-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Looks like we will get a first look at the 1972 uniforms this Sunday on WGN America for all us far, far, far away Sox fans!! :smile:

http://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DA&Date=20120125&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=701259657&Ref=AR&maxw=539&maxh=370&Q=70&cache=1

Awesome! I've been hoping that the Sox wear these for years. :cool:

DonnieDarko
04-12-2012, 05:52 PM
:puking:

TomBradley72
04-12-2012, 06:46 PM
Looks like we will get a first look at the 1972 uniforms this Sunday on WGN America for all us far, far, far away Sox fans!! :smile:

http://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DA&Date=20120125&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=701259657&Ref=AR&maxw=539&maxh=370&Q=70&cache=1

1st time the home red unis have been worn since September 21, 1975- we took it on the chin vs. TEX 8-2, Deron Johnson doubled, Chet Lemon was playing 3rd base, Wilbur Wood took the loss to drop to 15-20 for the season in front of a "crowd" of 4,127.

(Gaylord Perry got the win for TEX to even his record to 17-17, Burroughs, Fregosi, Nelson and Hargrove all homered)

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1975/B09210CHA1975.htm

Red Barchetta
04-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Anyone know if they are going to wear the red shoes? They gotta wear the red shoes! :cool:

WhiteSox5187
04-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Anyone know if they are going to wear the red shoes? They gotta wear the red shoes! :cool:

What would be even better is if they wore the red stirrups with the white sock logo on it.

Lip Man 1
04-12-2012, 09:01 PM
If the picture is accurate the retro uniforms have button fronts, the original 1972 uniforms had a zipoper front.

Lip

fisk4ever
04-12-2012, 11:29 PM
Were the originals wool?

HomeFish
04-12-2012, 11:44 PM
Never liked those uniforms, but I understand that a lot of people here grew up with them and that Dick Allen saved the franchise while wearing them.

Look forward to floppy collar throwback night.

Lip Man 1
04-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Fisk:

No...this was the early 70's not the 50's.

Lip

dickallen15
04-13-2012, 06:19 AM
Anyone know if they are going to wear the red shoes? :cool:

Does Geddy Lee slap the bass?

moochpuppy
04-13-2012, 07:50 AM
Anyone know if they are going to wear the red shoes? They gotta wear the red shoes! :cool:

There's no place like home....there's no place like home....

tick53
04-13-2012, 08:37 AM
Awesome! I've been hoping that the Sox wear these for years. :cool:

Me too! Now if they wear the black tops less, I'll be happy :smile:. Great looking red pinnies. The only ones better in baseball are there black pinnies.

russ99
04-13-2012, 09:21 AM
What would be even better is if they wore the red stirrups with the white sock logo on it.

That would be super-cool. Do we have any stirrup wearers left on the roster?

Pierre was last season...

doublem23
04-13-2012, 09:25 AM
That would be super-cool. Do we have any stirrup wearers left on the roster?

Pierre was last season...

Morel does sometimes, I think

fisk4ever
04-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Fisk:

No...this was the early 70's not the 50's.

Lip

Lip: Thanks. I'm living even further in the past than I realized!
Fisk

russ99
04-13-2012, 10:20 AM
That would be super-cool. Do we have any stirrup wearers left on the roster?

Pierre was last season...

Speaking of stirrups, check these out:

http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2012/04/11/photos-astros-turn-back-the-clock-with-colts-45s-uniforms/#4392-4

The Astros celebrated their 50th anniversary in the old Colt .45's throwbacks.

PaleHoser
04-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Zippers and authentic stirrups should be mandatory for throwback Sundays.

TheOldRoman
04-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Fisk:

No...this was the early 70's not the 50's.

LipYou are halfway correct. The 1971 set was wool. All teams switched to doubleknit material in 1972, so the last 4 years of the set were polyester. You can see in the picture below that it is the off-white wool. The uniforms became truly white in 1972.

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/karamaxjoe/1971%20Home%20Front.jpg

JoeyCora28
04-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Speaking of stirrups, check these out:

http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2012/04/11/photos-astros-turn-back-the-clock-with-colts-45s-uniforms/#4392-4

The Astros celebrated their 50th anniversary in the old Colt .45's throwbacks.


I don't have a problem with them, but honestly I'm kind of surprised MLB let them wear those uniforms. Anywhere other than Texas, I'm not so sure they get away with that.

doublem23
04-13-2012, 11:02 AM
I don't have a problem with them, but honestly I'm kind of surprised MLB let them wear those uniforms. Anywhere other than Texas, I'm not so sure they get away with that.

They were originally going to wear a modified version that didn't have the gun but there was a predictable ****fit thrown by the fans so they relented.

TheOldRoman
04-13-2012, 11:21 AM
I don't have a problem with them, but honestly I'm kind of surprised MLB let them wear those uniforms. Anywhere other than Texas, I'm not so sure they get away with that.Meh, it's in the team's history and they wanted to wear jerseys from every era of the franchise. I could understand (but not agree with) not wearing them because of sensitivity, but I was againt their original idea to have the jersey without the pistol. Either wear them how they were worn or don't bother. I see nothing wrong with wearing this jersey for two games out of a season. It's not like they are making it part of their current identity or anything.

eriqjaffe
04-13-2012, 11:35 AM
Meh, it's in the team's history and they wanted to wear jerseys from every era of the franchise. I could understand (but not agree with) not wearing them because of sensitivity, but I was againt their original idea to have the jersey without the pistol. Either wear them how they were worn or don't bother. I see nothing wrong with wearing this jersey for two games out of a season. It's not like they are making it park of their current identity or anything."

And...well...if they're going to do the Colt .45's identity without guns, all that would leave them is Billy Dee Williams.

WhiteSox5187
04-13-2012, 01:00 PM
Morel does sometimes, I think

I don't think he ever wears stirrups, he just goes high cuffed occasionally. I know that AJ wore stirrups with the '83 throwback in '08. And I think pretty much the whole team wore stirrups (or at least went high cuffed) for the '59 throwback in '05.

MeteorsSox4367
04-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Zippers and authentic stirrups should be mandatory for throwback Sundays.

Would a guy be asking too much for the Sox to wear the red spikes, too?

These are the first unis I remember and I think they look awesome. I was told that there may be throwback t-shirts sold this season to match these unis.

If so, I have to get one of those.

TheOldRoman
04-13-2012, 07:27 PM
The Sox WILL (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-sox-look-forward-to-red-look-on-sundays-20120413,0,1518206.story) be wearing red cleats with these unis. Nice move. The normal cleats would be fine for a one-time throwback, but since they are wearing them several times, it's nice to see them get that detail right.

Also, Gordon plans on wearing his pant legs high to show off the socks. No mention if whether or not they will have the logo'd stirrups, but I would imagine they will since he made a point of mentioning it.

DSpivack
04-13-2012, 07:38 PM
"

And...well...if they're going to do the Colt .45's identity without guns, all that would leave them is Billy Dee Williams.


http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/06/hardees_badthings/image/colt_45.jpg

This would probably not go over well on an MLB uniform.

TomBradley72
04-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Will Falstaff and Popcorn/megaphones be available?

TDog
04-14-2012, 04:12 AM
The Sox WILL (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-sox-look-forward-to-red-look-on-sundays-20120413,0,1518206.story) be wearing red cleats with these unis. Nice move. The normal cleats would be fine for a one-time throwback, but since they are wearing them several times, it's nice to see them get that detail right.

Also, Gordon plans on wearing his pant legs high to show off the socks. No mention if whether or not they will have the logo'd stirrups, but I would imagine they will since he made a point of mentioning it.

The team supplying red shoes (which seems to be implied) seems a bit odd. Typically, players have the responsibility of supplying their own shoes. In games that count, you want shoes that are comfortable and broken in. Maybe breaking in cleats isn't the issue it used to be, though.

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Looks like we will get a first look at the 1972 uniforms this Sunday on WGN America for all us far, far, far away Sox fans!! :smile:

http://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DA&Date=20120125&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=701259657&Ref=AR&maxw=539&maxh=370&Q=70&cache=1

I prefer our current ones, but this is overall a pretty nice-looking uniform. Much nicer than anything worn in the 80's by the Sox, that's for sure.

Medford Bobby
04-14-2012, 08:11 AM
I prefer our current ones, but this is overall a pretty nice-looking uniform. Much nicer than anything worn in the 80's by the Sox, that's for sure.
I agree, I was never a fan of the 80's un's......


plus...every one will have a number 42 on as well Sunday.

comiskey2000
04-14-2012, 08:19 AM
Are all the players going to be wearing #42 on Sunday? Interesting way to kick off the Sunday "reds."

TommyJohn
04-14-2012, 08:28 AM
I agree, I was never a fan of the 80's un's......


plus...every one will have a number 42 on as well Sunday.

I hated the "Winning Ugly" duds. Those were horrible. And I'll still never understand what Bill Veeck was thinking with those butt-ugly late 70s unis. Well, I know they came in 1976 and were modeled after the 1906 Hitless Wonder uniforms, and they would have been fine to wear as a one time "Veeckian" promotion. But for five seasons? Ugh.

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2012, 09:37 AM
plus...every one will have a number 42 on as well Sunday.

Are they honoring Ron Kittle? :tongue:

TheOldRoman
04-14-2012, 09:46 AM
The team supplying red shoes (which seems to be implied) seems a bit odd. Typically, players have the responsibility of supplying their own shoes. In games that count, you want shoes that are comfortable and broken in. Maybe breaking in cleats isn't the issue it used to be, though.With gloves,bats and cleats, the players provide the equipment manager with all their stats (models, sizes, finishes) and the managers order for them as needed. If you go on Eastbay, you can see that pretty much all cleats come in a variety of colors. They likely ordered the same cleats the players normally wear, just in red.

LITTLE NELL
04-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Are they honoring Ron Kittle? :tongue:

Or maybe this guy:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AL-LOPEZ-Chicago-White-Sox-1962-Topps-Baseball-286-/00/$(KGrHqUOKjUE1m-uEGZ5BNpiE1wiPQ~~_3.JPG

Wedema
04-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Beckham is looking forward to wearing the red cleats again as he did at Georgia.

chisoxfanatic
04-14-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm a geek for retro uniforms in any sport. My favorites were the 1917 ones they used for their 100-year anniversary team. I am so glad they will be wearing these. They look sharp!

Red Barchetta
04-14-2012, 12:53 PM
I'm a geek for retro uniforms in any sport. My favorites were the 1917 ones they used for their 100-year anniversary team. I am so glad they will be wearing these. They look sharp!

I have been wanting to see the Bill Melton/Dick Allen/Chuck Tanner era uniforms for a long time! I'm glad they finally decided to do it for the retro days.

Prior to the current black/silver uniforms, these were my favorite because they were wearing them when I became a White Sox fan in my youth the day I brought home my first red, plastic SOX helmet! I was disappointed when they moved away from the SOX script and replaced it with the block SOX logo that was on the caps during the navy blue/white pajamas era and the caps/jerseys during the red/white/blue softball uniforms era. I only wish they would wear the powder blue road uniforms. I remember a lot of MLB team went with powder blue, instead of gray, for their road uniforms due to the "new" color TVs that were becoming common at the time. :D:

chisoxfanatic
04-14-2012, 01:32 PM
I have been wanting to see the Bill Melton/Dick Allen/Chuck Tanner era uniforms for a long time! I'm glad they finally decided to do it for the retro days.

Prior to the current black/silver uniforms, these were my favorite because they were wearing them when I became a White Sox fan in my youth the day I brought home my first red, plastic SOX helmet! I was disappointed when they moved away from the SOX script and replaced it with the block SOX logo that was on the caps during the navy blue/white pajamas era and the caps/jerseys during the red/white/blue softball uniforms era. I only wish they would wear the powder blue road uniforms. I remember a lot of MLB team went with powder blue, instead of gray, for their road uniforms due to the "new" color TVs that were becoming common at the time. :D:
It would be cool if they had an entire season where they wore nothing but retro uniforms. They could alternate with the '17 and the '83 home uniforms and go on the road with the roads for the '59 and '77 Sox.

Of course, it would be MANDATORY for them to wear shorts 1 game that year! :redneck

Medford Bobby
04-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Of course, it would be MANDATORY for them to wear shorts 1 game that year! :redneck
http://karamaxjoe.webs.com/bucky-dent-white-sox-shorts.jpg:bandance::bandance::D:

chisoxfanatic
04-14-2012, 02:40 PM
God, Medford...The back of that uniform ALMOST looks like it could be one belonging to Carlos Quentin!

Frontman
04-14-2012, 03:22 PM
Any time the "shorts" uni's are mentioned, I'll bring up that AJ Pierzynski would have to wear it as well. That thought alone should scare that idea right out of your mind!!!

That, or Dunn. Can you imagine Big Donkey sliding wearing that?

MERCY!!!

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Of course, it would be MANDATORY for them to wear shorts 1 game that year! :redneck

With that statement, we can tell you were either not around or not old enough to remember it. :lol:

GoGoCrede
04-14-2012, 05:40 PM
The shorts get a bad rap. Granted they're ugly, but they look super comfortable. :tongue:

doublem23
04-14-2012, 08:21 PM
The shorts get a bad rap. Granted they're ugly, but they look super comfortable. :tongue:

Until the first time you slide :cool:

Lip Man 1
04-14-2012, 10:07 PM
I remember reading somewhere that there were built in pads in the upper part of the socks so that when a player slid the initial point of contact would be on that area and not on the thighs or upper leg.

Lip

Nellie_Fox
04-15-2012, 12:26 AM
I see one of the guys in the Colt .45's uniforms is wearing his pants down to his shoetops. If the players won't wear them the way they were worn, and insist on wearing them "stacked" or "spatted," then don't do the throwbacks.

SaltyPretzel
04-15-2012, 12:53 AM
Didn't the 1972 jerseys have zippers instead of buttons?

TDog
04-15-2012, 01:27 AM
With gloves,bats and cleats, the players provide the equipment manager with all their stats (models, sizes, finishes) and the managers order for them as needed. If you go on Eastbay, you can see that pretty much all cleats come in a variety of colors. They likely ordered the same cleats the players normally wear, just in red.

I understand the function of clubhouse staff. But it seems odd that players (unless they are being quoted out of context) should express surprise over new shoes a couple of days before they have to be worn in a game, shoes generally being something that have to be broken in.

Of course, the shoes have to match the uniform in some degree. Brian Wilson was fined by MLB last year, I believe, for coning out with shoes that didn't. Rickey Henderson was known to play baseball in his golf shoes, which catchers didn't appreciate.

Heffalump
04-15-2012, 07:54 AM
Anybody know if the sox will be auctioning off these uni's?

Red Barchetta
04-15-2012, 09:58 AM
It would be cool if they had an entire season where they wore nothing but retro uniforms. They could alternate with the '17 and the '83 home uniforms and go on the road with the roads for the '59 and '77 Sox.

Of course, it would be MANDATORY for them to wear shorts 1 game that year! :redneck

I have always thought that the SOX-Cubs miss a golden opportunity each season to wear matching Throwbacks for their inter-league series. Each season, pick a year both teams would like to celebrate and then coordinate matching throwbacks, both home and away. Then auction off all the uniforms, used for the interleague series only, to a local charity.

SaltyPretzel
04-15-2012, 12:05 PM
I have always thought that the SOX-Cubs miss a golden opportunity each season to wear matching Throwbacks for their inter-league series. Each season, pick a year both teams would like to celebrate and then coordinate matching throwbacks, both home and away. Then auction off all the uniforms, used for the interleague series only, to a local charity.

IIRC, they both wore their 1906 uniforms during the 1st interleague game.

Red Barchetta
04-15-2012, 02:19 PM
I'd like to see a modernized diamond/Sox sleeve patch, similar to the one on the red pinstripe throwbacks, added to the black/white home pinstripe jerseys.

TheOldRoman
04-15-2012, 03:42 PM
IIRC, they both wore their 1906 uniforms during the 1st interleague game.The Cubs wore their 1908 set, which was solid navy. The Sox wore their 1917 World Series set.

esbrechtel
04-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Stir-up sighting! They have the sock logo....now if they could get 2 more runs I'd be thrilled!

TheOldRoman
04-15-2012, 04:08 PM
From the looks of Ohman, I believe they are faux-stirrups. They are actually socks with a stirrup pattern knitted into them. Still cool to have the logo, though.

Lip Man 1
04-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Unfortunately the reto red's didn't bring them any luck today.

That being said they looked great on TV, a pretty close approximation to the originals.

However the impression is somewhat muted when guys like Konerko are wearing black sleeves.

The Sox couldn't find the players red one's? Come on!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2012-04/69406394.jpg

Lip

russ99
04-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Unfortunately the reto red's didn't bring them any luck today.

That being said they looked great on TV, a pretty close approximation to the originals.

However the impression is somewhat muted when guys like Konerko are wearing black sleeves.

The Sox couldn't find the players red one's? Come on!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2012-04/69406394.jpg

Lip

Did they show the sausage race-like 1972 player race on TV? That was awesome! Allen almost lost to Gossage, with Melton way behind.

A little kid in the crowd kept asking his dad: are you sure they're not the Red Sox? :rolleyes:

Maybe they can have a '72 giveaway soon to educate the unaware about the awesomeness of these jerseys.

Edit - got a photo of Gossage and Melton:

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/543507_10150690329013123_578498122_9806377_1013132 288_n.jpg

Allen is behind the other two, he looks the best of the three.

vinny
04-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Unfortunately the reto red's didn't bring them any luck today.

That being said they looked great on TV, a pretty close approximation to the originals.

However the impression is somewhat muted when guys like Konerko are wearing black sleeves.

The Sox couldn't find the players red one's? Come on!

Lip
I noticed Paulie with the black t-shirt. But other players were wearing red shirts under the uniform. Might have been a Paulie superstition thing, who knows?

Thome25
04-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Did they show the sausage race-like 1972 player race on TV? That was awesome! Allen almost lost to Gossage, with Melton way behind.

A little kid in the crowd kept asking his dad: are you sure they're not the Red Sox? :rolleyes:

Maybe they can have a '72 giveaway soon to educate the unaware about the awesomeness of these jerseys.

Edit - got a photo of Gossage and Melton:

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/543507_10150690329013123_578498122_9806377_1013132 288_n.jpg

Allen is behind the other two, he looks the best of the three.

I'm a lifelong White Sox fan and I'm having a hard time "being aware of the awesomeness of these jerseys".

IMO it is sacrilegious for the WHITE Sox to be wearing a jersey with the word S-O-X on them in red when there's already a team called the Red Sox.

I appreciate the nostalgia but, I don't like the uniforms for the reason above.

esbrechtel
04-15-2012, 08:01 PM
I'm a lifelong White Sox fan and I'm having a hard time "being aware of the awesomeness of these jerseys".

IMO it is sacrilegious for the WHITE Sox to be wearing a jersey with the word S-O-X on them in red when there's already a team called the Red Sox.

I appreciate the nostalgia but, I don't like the uniforms for the reason above.

Usually the sox wear shirts that say the word S-O-X in black...so according to your logic should they be called the black sox? Our team doesn't even wear white socks.... (which by the way is my biggest pet peeve. My first move if I owned the sox was any player that wore the high socks would wear white sox with black stirups)

Thome25
04-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Usually the sox wear shirts that say the word S-O-X in black...so according to your logic should they be called the black sox? Our team doesn't even wear white socks.... (which by the way is my biggest pet peeve. My first move if I owned the sox was any player that wore the high socks would wear white sox with black stirups)

I understand the logic but the word S-O-X in black on the home whites doesn't bother be because there is no team called the "Black Sox".

I just don't like the S-O-X logo in red when there's a team that already has that name.

As for the white socks, I wish they would find a way to incorporate them back into the uniforms.

Harry Potter
04-15-2012, 08:35 PM
Maybe they can have a '72 giveaway soon to educate the unaware about the awesomeness of these jerseys.
Sun, Jun 24

1:10 pmBrewers

http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/images/promotions/y2012/xl_jersey_sm.jpg70s day and Kids XL 1972 Replica Jersey (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=cws#)
Presented By Pepsi | First 10,000 children 13 and under

russ99
04-15-2012, 09:32 PM
I'm a lifelong White Sox fan and I'm having a hard time "being aware of the awesomeness of these jerseys".

IMO it is sacrilegious for the WHITE Sox to be wearing a jersey with the word S-O-X on them in red when there's already a team called the Red Sox.

I appreciate the nostalgia but, I don't like the uniforms for the reason above.

The Sox have worn red long before the 1970's. And the Red Sox have worn blue for a large majority of their history.

IMO, it's perspective. I was a kid in the 70's so I love the red pinstripes. I also like the dark navy late 70's threads. The uniforms in the 80's not so much.

The current jerseys are perfect. But throwbacks are cool.

Sox
04-15-2012, 10:27 PM
I personally loved seeing the 72 uni's being worn today. By far and this is just MHO it was the best Sox uniform ever. I know that there are others that are not too cracked up about them but it has some significance to me as a young Sox fan then. Those uniforms will always hold a special place in my heart. I was glad to see them being worn again. BTW the Uniforms they have now run a very close second. If I never see those horrible, ugly Bill Veeck uniforms again that will be fine with me. I hated those uni's. I hope that the Sox never have to wear them. I would like to see the Sox uni's worn for the 1959 Go Go Sox. I was like all of 2 years old then.

palehosepub
04-16-2012, 02:29 AM
Fisk:

No...this was the early 70's not the 50's.

Lip

Actually the first year of the red unis, 1971, were flannel and in 1972 the Sox switched to (red) doubleknit unis

FielderJones
04-16-2012, 01:10 PM
From the looks of Ohman, I believe they are faux-stirrups. They are actually socks with a stirrup pattern knitted into them. Still cool to have the logo, though.

Ohman's portly contours in that uniform reminded me of Wilbur Wood. :D:

Lip Man 1
04-16-2012, 04:21 PM
But without Wood's talent.

Lip

dickallen15
04-16-2012, 04:50 PM
I wonder why they had a white dot at the top of their helmets but not a white button at the top of their caps.

The Critic
04-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Sun, Jun 24


1:10 pmBrewers

http://mlb.mlb.com/cws/images/promotions/y2012/xl_jersey_sm.jpg70s day and Kids XL 1972 Replica Jersey (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=cws#)
Presented By Pepsi | First 10,000 children 13 and under


To be a truly authentic giveaway item, this shirt MUST NOT have any print on the back! My Bill Melton giveaway t-shirt in 1972 had stripes, the logo and #14 on the front and NOTHING on the back. Plain white. No Yago sangria logo, nothing!

russ99
04-17-2012, 12:48 PM
No Yago sangria logo, nothing!

Lol! I totally forgot about that nasty stuff...

asindc
04-17-2012, 01:47 PM
I personally loved seeing the 72 uni's being worn today. By far and this is just MHO it was the best Sox uniform ever. I know that there are others that are not too cracked up about them but it has some significance to me as a young Sox fan then. Those uniforms will always hold a special place in my heart. I was glad to see them being worn again. BTW the Uniforms they have now run a very close second. If I never see those horrible, ugly Bill Veeck uniforms again that will be fine with me. I hated those uni's. I hope that the Sox never have to wear them. I would like to see the Sox uni's worn for the 1959 Go Go Sox. I was like all of 2 years old then.

Sums it up well for me.

tonyce
04-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Looks like we will get a first look at the 1972 uniforms this Sunday on WGN America for all us far, far, far away Sox fans!! :smile:

http://www.dailyherald.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DA&Date=20120125&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=701259657&Ref=AR&maxw=539&maxh=370&Q=70&cache=1

These uniforms and especially the Old English logos of this era are very beautiful and should be used instead of the black pinstripes. The Old English logo is an earlier original 1951 - 1975. This is the logo that Reinsdorf should have used instead of the "updated" one for the black pinstripes. I created this photo using the same logo for the black pinstripes, not the updated logo. Tell Reinsdorf to use this logo instead of the updated one. It was created by the Comiskey family and should be left alone.

doublem23
04-19-2012, 02:00 PM
The new ones are better

DSpivack
04-19-2012, 02:01 PM
These uniforms and especially the Old English logos of this era are very beautiful and should be used instead of the black pinstripes. The Old English logo is an earlier original 1951 - 1975. This is the logo that Reinsdorf should have used instead of the "updated" one for the black pinstripes. I created this photo using the same logo for the black pinstripes, not the updated logo. Tell Reinsdorf to use this logo instead of the updated one. It was created by the Comiskey family and should be left alone.

The logo on the hats? I think it looks terrible, I like the Old English one much better.

eriqjaffe
04-19-2012, 02:15 PM
The logo on the hats? I think it looks terrible, I like the Old English one much better.I don't think it's terrible, but I prefer the consistency of the current design.

Nellie_Fox
04-19-2012, 03:55 PM
These uniforms and especially the Old English logos of this era are very beautiful and should be used instead of the black pinstripes. The Old English logo is an earlier original 1951 - 1975. This is the logo that Reinsdorf should have used instead of the "updated" one for the black pinstripes. I created this photo using the same logo for the black pinstripes, not the updated logo. Tell Reinsdorf to use this logo instead of the updated one. It was created by the Comiskey family and should be left alone.No; the hat logo sucks, and I like the current shirt logo marginally better. Stop trying to change the uniforms. We finally have had some stability after decades of constantly messing with them.

The new ones are betterYep.

asindc
04-19-2012, 04:17 PM
No; the hat logo sucks, and I like the current shirt logo marginally better. Stop trying to change the uniforms. We finally have had some stability after decades of constantly messing with them.

Yep.

:thumbsup:

tonyce
04-20-2012, 03:32 PM
The logo on the hats? I think it looks terrible, I like the Old English one much better.

Ok, I agree, but it is not that bad. But the hat should change to what is on the uniform to the earlier Old English design.

An example is the "NY" insignia in the New York Yankees shown below, in which they have two different "NY" logos. The hat of the New York Yankees differs significantly from the insignia of the one on the uniform.

In 2009, when the White Sox wore the 1959 uniforms for one game playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, a special mention was made by Chris Rongey, radio analyst for the Chicago White Sox on WSCR, is that he commented that the 1959 logo looks much better than the modern one and said on the air that the White Sox should consider using the older Old English logo and uniform.

DSpivack
04-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Ok, I agree, but it is not that bad. But the hat should change to what is on the uniform to the earlier Old English design.

An example is the "NY" insignia in the New York Yankees shown below, in which they have two different "NY" logos. The hat of the New York Yankees differs significantly from the insignia of the one on the uniform.

In 2009, when the White Sox wore the 1959 uniforms for one game playing the Los Angeles Dodgers, a special mention was made by Chris Rongey, radio analyst for the Chicago White Sox on WSCR, is that he commented that the 1959 logo looks much better than the modern one and said on the air that the White Sox should consider using the older Old English logo and uniform.

The logo that was worn on the 1959 hats, with less of an Old English design and more block lettering:

http://www.dugout-memories.com/ws19591.jpg

Or the jersey logo, which looks similar to the current logo, just with a red accent around the letters?

http://nflthrowbackjersey.us/images/throwback_jerseys_779.jpg

While the '72 jersey, and logo, look just like the current home whites, except they're red and white instead of black and white:

http://chicagobaseballreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dick-allen.jpg

It's the caps from those '72 jerseys that have the weird logo I don't care for.

As for the current uniforms, the jersey and the cap have identical logos. I prefer that symmetry, and as others have said, the Sox have finally had consistency for 21 seasons now, compared to their past history of constantly changing uniform design.

tonyce
04-23-2012, 09:05 PM
The logo that was worn on the 1959 hats, with less of an Old English design and more block lettering:

http://www.dugout-memories.com/ws19591.jpg

Or the jersey logo, which looks similar to the current logo, just with a red accent around the letters?

http://nflthrowbackjersey.us/images/throwback_jerseys_779.jpg

While the '72 jersey, and logo, look just like the current home whites, except they're red and white instead of black and white:

http://chicagobaseballreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dick-allen.jpg

It's the caps from those '72 jerseys that have the weird logo I don't care for.

As for the current uniforms, the jersey and the cap have identical logos. I prefer that symmetry, and as others have said, the Sox have finally had consistency for 21 seasons now, compared to their past history of constantly changing uniform design.

I agree, buts use the earlier Old English logo design ON BOTH the uniform and the hat!!!! As I stated before, that was a better design. The 1959 used the earlier Old English logo. As I said before, that logo was used on the uniform for 24 seasons, 1951-1963 black lettering with red trim, 1964-1970 navy blue, 1971-1975 red. Jerry Reinsdorf updated the logo in late 1990 to the current design, totally needless!

DSpivack
04-23-2012, 09:16 PM
I agree, buts use the earlier Old English logo design ON BOTH the uniform and the hat!!!! As I stated before, that was a better design. The 1959 used the earlier Old English logo. As I said before, that logo was used on the uniform for 24 seasons, 1951-1963 black lettering with red trim, 1964-1970 navy blue, 1971-1975 red. Jerry Reinsdorf updated the logo in late 1990 to the current design, totally needless!

I think I'm failing to see the difference between the current logo and the old one to which you're referring.

Brian26
04-23-2012, 09:43 PM
I think I'm failing to see the difference between the current logo and the old one to which you're referring.

Spivack, there is a very slight difference in the 50's-70's Sox old english logo and the current one (since '90/'91). The new logo is slightly streamlined, maybe a bit more upright with slightly thicker letters, but generally looks more updated and of a higher quality. The older version was out of scale with slightly thinner letters and looks like it was drawn by hand. Check out the differences in the "o".

Tonyce for some reason thinks the old version is better. I disagree. The current (new) version is the best and should never be changed.

Compare the chest logo here:
http://suttonstylepoints.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/white-sox-red.jpg

VS

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/ColorWerx/Baseball/MajorLeagueBaseball/ChicagoWhiteSox/Marks/ChicagoWhiteSox_UNS1a_2012_SCC_SRGB.png

DSpivack
04-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Spivack, there is a very slight difference in the 50's-70's Sox old english logo and the current one (since '90/'91). The new logo is slightly streamlined, maybe a bit more upright with slightly thicker letters, but generally looks more updated and of a higher quality. The older version was out of scale with slightly thinner letters and looks like it was drawn by hand. Check out the differences in the "o".

Tonyce for some reason thinks the old version is better. I disagree. The current (new) version is the best and should never be changed.

Compare the chest logo here:
http://suttonstylepoints.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/white-sox-red.jpg

VS

http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/ColorWerx/Baseball/MajorLeagueBaseball/ChicagoWhiteSox/Marks/ChicagoWhiteSox_UNS1a_2012_SCC_SRGB.png

Never noticed the difference before--thanks!

If anything, the newer one looks longer.

Hitmen77
04-24-2012, 03:38 PM
The new ones are better

I like the new ones better too. Good job by Brian showing the current and early 70s logos next to each other.

No; the hat logo sucks, and I like the current shirt logo marginally better. Stop trying to change the uniforms. We finally have had some stability after decades of constantly messing with them.



Agreed. I think the current logo and uniforms looks great. The Sox have had them in place for more than 20 years now and they should be here to stay.

I like how classic teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, Tigers, Cardinals, and yes even the Flubs have had the same uniforms and same main logo for decades. When I was a kid, the Sox bounced around from tacky to laughable to downright ugly uniforms and our logo was but unremarkable. I'm thrilled that they have settled on a classic look.