Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Retro Sundays on the South Side

During the days leading up to this weekend's SoxFest, the team announced that they will be turning back the clock on Sundays for home games. They'll be turning the clock back to 1972. Think Nixon administration. Dick Allen. Bill Melton. Goose Gossage. Wilber Wood. And a second place finish in the American League West.

The White Sox announced they will be wearing the white home jerseys with red lettering and pinstripes that they wore back in the early '70s. While not truly authentic, they are close enough. The throwbacks they will be wearing in 2012 are button-ups. The actual 1970s uniforms featured zippers.

Here's Dick Allen from a June 1972 Sports Illustrated cover:



Here's analyst Bill Melton (White Sox 1968-1975) and manager Robin Ventura (White Sox 1989-1998) sporting the new look:



Here's the cap logo:



Here's the arm patch:



Here's a fun fact about 1972. The White Sox hit 108 home runs as a team. Dick Allen hit 37. That's 34% by one player.

Photos and art courtesy of: Chicago White Sox website, Sports Illustrated, Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page


2 Comments
reera
You are an amazing source of baseball history.
dannie   Sunday, January 29, 2012
billpearch
Thanks, dannie. I'm still trying to decide on what type of baseball book to write.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, January 29, 2012
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