Classic Threads: Chicago White Sox

The Early Days on the South Side: 1901-1916

F.P. Burke

F.P. Burke

As Chicago got another pro baseball club in 1901, it gave the American League a team from the city with the big shoulders. The White Sox (due to their white hosiery) displayed a lot of navy blue during this period.

The home white uniforms made use of varying “C” emblems. First they had a red block “C” until the end of the 1902 season. The 1903 home white had a more stylized “C” on the chest (plus a navy collar). In 1904 and 1905 it was a more cleaned up look (The 1905 look). In 1906, the “C” went back to a san serif design.

In 1910, the white top with a navy placket and “Sox” running down in white was added. I really dig that look. During that time they wore a plain, no insignia top or one with a “C” on the left sleeve.

The new “Sox” logo with the “O” and “X” inside the “S” was used for the rest of this run. The pinstripe jersey had a defined placket until 1914 when it was a full button down. It had a navy collar .

Their road uniforms did not change much after the 1901 season. The road navy jerseys had “Chicago” in a white arched script. The even had “WS” on their collars to signify the team nickname.

The Chi Sox had many different lids. From all white, to white with horizontal navy stripes, blue, blue with white stripes running down the seams, white with blue stripes, to even a white lid with a navy brim and navy “C” logo.

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