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  • 1981 Whitesox uniform contest

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    whitesox jersey contest finalists. I think I would have chosen number two. They must have tossed any ideas for a classic uniform.
    Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 01-06-2013, 04:23 AM.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

  • #2
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    More pictures of what could have been.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      whitesox uniforms.png

      The picture on the right, the center jersey doesn't look to bad.
      Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 01-06-2013, 03:01 AM.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        I just learned how to copy and paste but if anyone thinks the 1982-1986 uniforms are bad, it coulda been alot worse.
        "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

        "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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        • #5
          Oh wow! #4 would have been interesting. Even the Houston Astros would have mocked them.

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          • #6
            They look like something NASA would wear. What were Chicago fans thinking. Of course I don't know the details of the contest either.
            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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            • #7
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              The winner of the Whitesox contest went after the Reds next. The Reds obviously made the right choice.
              "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

              "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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              • #8
                before and after sox picture.png

                The final product really doesn't look too bad.
                "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                • #9
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                  Only 1600 people participated. Whitesox reliever Ed Farmer quipped "Well thats 1600 improvements to our current uniform." Little did he know what the Sox were in for.
                  Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 01-06-2013, 03:09 AM.
                  "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                  "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                    The final product really doesn't look too bad.
                    I agree, but did you have to post a photo with Koosman in the uni? Having grown up a Mets fan, Koos and Seaver never looked quite right wearing Sox uniforms to me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
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                      Only 1600 people participated. Whitesox reliever Ed Farmer quipped "Well thats 1600 improvements to our current uniform." Little did he know what the Sox were in for.
                      Then again they could have reverted back to the softball shorts look.

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                      • #12
                        You would think Veeck would come up with something like this, but this was actually under the Reinsdorf ownership if I'm not mistaken.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
                          You would think Veeck would come up with something like this, but this was actually under the Reinsdorf ownership if I'm not mistaken.
                          Veeck was actually going for a retro look with the 1976-1981 uniforms. Those 76-81 uniforms resemble uniforms from 1906. I don't think Veeck would have gone for these NASA uniforms.

                          I would have to think Reinsdorff was trying to distance himself from Veeck by doing this.
                          Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 01-06-2013, 03:37 AM.
                          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Commissioner View Post
                            I agree, but did you have to post a photo with Koosman in the uni? Having grown up a Mets fan, Koos and Seaver never looked quite right wearing Sox uniforms to me.
                            Steve Carlton too.
                            "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                            • #15
                              I heard this from a different site but when Reinsdorff took over he was getting alot of complaints about the 76-81 uniforms so thats why he decided to make a contest. I have no idea why he thought these uniforms would be better.

                              The creater of the uniforms was a Reds or Braves fan with no ties to Chicago except through marriage.
                              "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                              "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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