White Sox Throwing Back Once Again in 2013

Written By:  •  Saturday, January 19, 2013

Just as they did last season the Chicago White Sox will be honouring the anniversary of a memorable season by wearing throwback uniforms in 2013.

While last year was in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 club, 2013 will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of those one-year wonders back in 1983 (the team was a one-year wonder… the uniforms, unfortunately, lasted much longer).

A front view of the new White Sox alternate uniform for 2013

Starting in April and going all the way through until the end of September, the Chicago White Sox will wear their uniquely styled ’83 uniforms for every Sunday home game.  Pant numbers and all.

A view of the back of the new White Sox alternate in 2013

From the graphics the club submitted to Major League Baseball it seems that the new uniforms will not feature the elastic waistband the original uniforms had, and also unlike the ’83 jerseys an MLB logo will be on the back above the player name.  Bringing back the red shoes is also a nice touch.

We’ll have to wait and see if they go all out with a matching helmet, but they did so with their ’72 throwbacks last season, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t with this one.

The original Chicago White Sox uniforms from the 1983 season, note this version doesn’t use the belt like the 2013 will

Expect to see the new uniforms unveiled next weekend at the annual SoxFest fan convention.

UPDATE (1/24/13 5:13pm ET):  The Chicago White Sox just tweeted out a photo of the actual uniform the club will wear, as we announced above it is indeed the 1983 uniforms AND an added bonus we didn’t know about before — comes with the 1983 All-Star Game patch on the sleeve.  Nice work Chicago!

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  • ingmar66

    Shirt would have been even better, but not at all authentic, with front buttons. Always loved that hat. Makes me want to grow a handlebar moustache and drive a 18 wheeler big rig on Route 66 out of Chicago, right into the sunset.

  • Dayne Wills

    the numbers on the pants are awesome ha

  • John Holton

    The guy in the picture (the real one) is Floyd Bannister, but it’s not from ’83 (he was #24 that year).

  • SouthstanderRSM

    I have never been a fan of the numbers being anywhere other then the back of the jersey.

  • Aaron

    Although wouldn’t be conforming by today’s MLB standards, these are definitely classic in their own rights. Perhaps the Rays should continue their faux back theme with something like this.

  • John, you’re right — on further inspection the pic is from 1986 but the uniforms were identical between the two seasons. Good eye.

  • They bring back the shorts and I’ll drive to Chicago for a game!

  • Pete Stein

    They definitely need to bring back those 70s pullovers.

  • I knew they would do this

  • Now one thing is wrong where is the 1983 ASG patch

    • mike

      Answered above

  • B. A. Smith

    I don’t care what anyone says, I love these. I have this throwback hat even now. I like this alot.

  • Love, love, LOVE those unis!

  • 11in ’11

    They are so bad, they’re good…kind of like the rainbow guts Astros. Glad it’s just on Sunday home games!

  • Soft ball team!

  • KDub

    SWEET. I didn’t think they could top last year’s 72 throwbacks. Too bad the Cubs don’t do anything cool like this. Maybe they will be 83 games out by the All Star break…

  • Want. That. Hat.

  • Maybe they’ll break out the Shorts too!

  • 54321

    I always loved the SOX font here, had a futuristic look that the 80’s were so high on.

  • Phil C

    Of course, as cheap as that orginazation is, I am sure that once again they will not be providing uniforms from the same era to the visiting clubs.

  • mnibeerparty

    What will next year’s throwback be? I don’t know, just waiting for the Illinois Valley Votage uniforms.

    • Aaron

      I’ll take a gander and guess maybe the uniforms from 1987-90. They’ve already done the other uniforms over the years.

      • mnibeerparty

        Maybe 1887 Saint Paul Saints unis?

  • Jay Boyle

    The batting helmets that the White Sox used with these uniforms from 1982-86 for home and road games were blue with a red brim and “SOX” in white letters, the same design as their road caps. There were no helmets that were blue with red brims that had white front panels with “SOX” in blue.

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