Practicality Trumps Accuracy with Chicago’s ’72 Throwbacks

In January the Chicago White Sox announced they would be wearing their 1972 red-and-white home uniforms each Sunday home game during the 2012 season. During the announcement the uniform and cap shown contained a few inaccuracies from the original 1972 look.

In this article I examine those inaccuracies and chat with the Chicago White Sox and New Era Caps about why it happened and why it’ll keep happening in the future.

Click here to read this article over at The Score’s Getting Blanked blog


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5 Responses to Practicality Trumps Accuracy with Chicago’s ’72 Throwbacks

  1. Aaron says:

    I had no idea the 1972 White Sox wore zipper jerseys instead of button up jerseys. The White Sox must’ve really wanted to differeciate themselves from the Cubs. Nevertheless,compared to some of the other jerseys they had, these actually look good. Although if you put a stripped Cincinnati Reds uniform next to these, you’d probably be hard pressed to tell the difference from far away that is. LOL.

  2. Jeff says:

    Was there ever a proper explanation received as to why the cap inaccuracy occured in the first place? It’s difficult to believe that it would have been missed throughout the quality control and review process.
    Has the Twitter world found any other errors or omissions other than the zipper vs. button issue?

    • @Jeff…

      New Era told me they get all their graphics from Major League Baseball’s style guide — I’ve seen a lot of these style guides which are re-draws of old graphics and they are frequently incorrect.

      Odds are nobody at MLB ever noticed this error, the White Sox and New Era just assumed MLB was correct, and everyone just went along with it.

  3. denden says:

    Next year they should go with the 1976 uniform with shorts and knee-high sox.

  4. Phil says:

    The most disappointing thing about Chicago’s “Throwback Sundays” is that they have joined Houston and the Angels as clubs too damn cheap to make sure both clubs are wearing uniforms from the same era.

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