Ed Farmer called the 1976 White Sox “pajamas” uniform, “the ugliest” he had ever worn. But, he added, “they were the most comfortable.” | White Sox

White Sox will wear 1976 ‘pajamas’ for throwback game

SHARE White Sox will wear 1976 ‘pajamas’ for throwback game
SHARE White Sox will wear 1976 ‘pajamas’ for throwback game

Some called them pajamas, others thought they looked like beer-league softball uniforms. Either way, the White Sox are bringing back their 1976 collared jerseys for a “Throwback Thursday” game against the Mariners on Aug. 27.

Fitting, considering the White Sox started the whole throwback thing 25 years ago.

In a statement, the White Sox wrote:

The 1976 White Sox introduced one of baseball’s most innovative team looks – pull-over jerseys worn pajama style outside the trousers with accompanying navy shorts. It was the first and only time a baseball team has worn shorts in a major league game. While the team will not sport the shorts on Throwback Thursday, they will wear the collared jerseys untucked with pants.

Eclectic owner Bill Veeck introduced the radical look.

The White Sox are not going to be dressed like a bunch of peacocks, said former White Sox owner Bill Veeck at a press conference to introduce the uniforms in 1976. There is a difference between color and elegance… between style and class. You will be awed…Comiskey Park will replace Paris and New York as the fashion center of the World.

Not everyone saw it that way. Current radio broadcaster Ed Farmer was one of the players who had the chance to model the outlandish apparel in a game.

“This uniform was the ugliest I have ever worn, but it also was the most comfortable I have ever worn,” Famer said.

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