Exclusive Details on the New Chicago Cubs Jersey

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The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday that the team will be unveiling a new road alternate jersey for the 2014 season, the jersey apparently will be released to the public next week.

It has been described as grey, similar to the 1920s road Cubs uniforms which simply read “CUBS” across the front of the jersey in straight serifed block lettering, as seen in the photo below:

Oscar Dugey 1922 Chicago Cubs Uniform
Oscar Dugey in 1922, the new Cubs alternate uniform has a similar wordmark to this

Of course, SportsLogos.Net has learned a few additional details on the new uniform…

◊ As mentioned earlier they are grey, and they will have “CUBS” across the front in straight letters
◊ The font is identical to the one shown in the 1922 photograph above
◊ The CUBS lettering is blue with a thin white outline
◊ The players number will appear on the players lower left, under the “BS” part of the jersey lettering
◊ Players number is red with a white outline, numbers are block NOT rounded like current road numbers
◊ Blue piping runs down either side of buttons around the collar and up around the back of the neck
◊ The “walking cub” logo on the red “C” is on the sleeve just like the normal road uniform
◊ There is blue and white piping near the cuff of each arm sleeve

To make it easier to visualize, it reminds me a lot of the early 1990s Cubs road uniform, except it reads “CUBS” instead of “CHICAGO” across the front:

Chuck McElroy 1990 Chicago Cubs Road Uniform
Kinda like this, but with “CUBS” across the front, piping, and traditional block numbering

I’m not sure the reasons for adding this new uniform to the rotation, I think the Cubs current road uniform is great – despite the fact they hardly wore it in the second half of the 2013 season. Seems very unnecessary for this to be an alternate, why not just make this the new road?

In addition to the new road alternate the Cubs will we wearing the Wrigley Field 100th anniversary patch all season on their jerseys and caps for each home game:

Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field 100 Patch 2014
A Photoshop mockup of the Wrigley Field 100th anniversary patch on Cubs jersey and cap

There’s also plans for ten (TEN!) different throwback games, one for each decade the Cubs called Wrigley Field home beginning with the 1910s and going right up to the 2000s (not sure what kind of “throwback” the Cubs could wear for that one). These games will be held on Sundays and reportedly the visiting team will also be wearing throwbacks for each game. I’ve also read that these throwback Sundays will all be back-to-back-to-back-to… etc.

The complete schedule of Sunday home games in 2014 is below with a guess as to the schedule of throwbacks:

Sunday, April 6 vs Philadelphia Phillies (1910s?)
Sunday, April 20 vs Cincinnati Reds (1920?)
Sunday, May 4 vs St Louis Cardinals (1930s?)
Sunday, May 18 vs Milwaukee Brewers (1940s minor league Brewers?)
Sunday, June 8 vs Miami Marlins (1950s minor league Marlins?)
Sunday, June 22 vs Pittsburgh Pirates (1960s?)
Sunday, June 29 vs Washington Nationals (1970s Senators? Expos?!?)
Sunday, July 13 vs Atlanta Braves (1980s?)
Sunday, July 27 vs St Louis Cardinals (1990s?)
Sunday, August 10 vs Tampa Bay Rays (2000s?)
Sunday, August 24 vs Baltimore Orioles
Sunday, September 7 vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, September 21 vs Los Angeles Dodgers

All of these throwbacks are just guesses but from what we’ve seen ten of those games above will be throwback games, if you’re a fan of any of these teams… throwback alert!