The Chicago White Sox have had some very notable and experimental uniforms throughout the team’s history. Examples include the always classic 1983’s, the powder blue and red road uniforms from the 1970’s, and perhaps the most notable, Bill Veeck’s infamous “shorts” worn during 1976.
Looking through the team’s uniform history has inspired me to create some new concepts for Major League Baseball’s upcoming uniform deal starting in 2020. Happy Holidays, Sox Fans!
5. 1959 Uniforms – 60th Anniversary Edition
Right away, these uniforms make you think of the great Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio, and Billy Pierce.
With no last names to remind players that they’re playing for the city, the uniforms also include a 60th anniversary patch to commemorate the team’s A.L. Championship accomplishment, and brown cleats to show some age.
4. MLB Players’ Weekend 2019
To keep the red and black theme going from the past two seasons, I paid respect to one of the better alternate jerseys in sports history: the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls pinstripes. Combined with the red and white “SOX” on the crest, I would love to see a similar look come Players’ Weekend 2019.
3. Updated 1983’s
This concept is quite basic but adds a ton of volume to the uniform. By adding striping in the middle of the jersey, it makes the ’83’s even more enjoyable to lay eyes on. The White Sox, in my opinion, have been using this uniform for too long. By adding a minor touch up to them, it would satisfy me as a fan. Still, there’s no denying that this is the greatest uniform in White Sox history.
2. MLB City Edition
These were inspired by the NBA City edition uniforms that took the league by storm just last season. Since the city has done so much for this team, it would be awesome to have a uniform dedicated to Chicago. The city’s flag is located on the sides of the pants along with a star that can be found under the “Chicago” writing on the crest. To top everything off, there’s a red Chicago skyline just above the belt to go along with the blue socks and red cleats. The jersey not only shows love to the city, but also the good old days of baseball, using the same color scheme and logos of the 1970’s era of White Sox baseball.
1. Turn Ahead The Clock
During the 1998 MLB season, the league gave us a glimpse of the future with outrageous jerseys that featured enormous logos. The Seattle Mariners originated this promotion, claiming it would be the style we would see in 2027. With cut off sleeves, an oversized logo, and a futuristic font, it would make a long lasting impact in uniform history. Just last season, Seattle had a promotional night to bring back the classic jersey’s once more. So why not have all the teams do it?