Shorts-sighted: White Sox 1976 throwbacks a go, minus the shorts

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Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, right, presents the new team hot weather at-home uniform his team will wear this season in Chicago, March 9, 1976. The uniform, worn by former major leaguer Jim Riveramis in navy blue and white, features Hollywood Style shorts and white blouse made of stretch nylon. The White Sox showed five uniform varations?three basic outdits for home games and two road uniforms. (AP Photo)

Here’s the throwback uniform you’ve all been waiting for — the White Sox announced today they will wear those interesting 1976 navy-blue, collared jerseys worn untucked pajama-style outside their trousers for a throwback game July 23 against the Detroit Tigers.

The game at U.S. Cellular Field honors the 40th anniversary of one of baseball’s, well, most interesting looks. These throwbacks, however, will NOT include the famous shorts that made the White Sox Major League Baseball’s first team to wear shorts on Aug. 8, 1976.

The collared jerseys were worn by the White Sox from 1976-1981. During that span, the shorts were part of the ensemble for three games in 1976.

The first 20,000 fans for the July 23 throwback game will get a similar navy-blue throwback jersey, the White Sox say.


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