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White Sox To Wear 1983 Home Uniforms On Sundays This Season

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 18, 2013 10:40PM


We expected this to happen: the White Sox announced Friday the ballclub will wear throwback replicas of their 1983 home jerseys during Sunday games at U.S. Cellular Field this season, the 30th anniversary of the 'Winning Ugly" team that won the American League West title.

Manager Tony La Russa instilled in the team a gritty, never-give-up style of play that matched the style of their uniforms—these aren't the most flattering unis the Sox ever wore—the White Sox won the Al West by a full 20 games over the second place Kansas City Royals. It was the first baseball championship for a Chicago team of any kind since the White Sox won the 1959 American League pennant. The Sox lost to the eventual World Series champion Baltimore Orioles in the 1983 ALCS, but cleaned up in the postseason awards. La Russa won AL Manager of the Year. LaMarr Hoyt won the Al Cy Young Award and hard hitting Ron Kittle was AL Rookie of the Year, while Roland Hemond was the Executive of the Year. Replica merchandise from the 1983 campaign has long been a strong seller for the team.

The Sox honored the 1972 squad that revived baseball on the South side by wearing replica home uniforms from that team last season, featuring red pinstripes and ballcaps.