Iconic baseball caps: Chicago White Sox

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The Chicago White Sox cap has gone through several iterations over the long history of the South Side franchise, and I write tonight to recognize the classy gothic lettering that now adorns the current model (displayed by infielder Gordon Beckham last summer). The script has that old-timey look and feel to it, and the bright white adorning the black field behind delivers crisp contrast.

When I was a kid in the 60s, the Sox went with block letters to spell out S-O-X, as modeled on Pete Ward’s Topps 1964 rookie card below.

(I actually have this card in my collection, as ’64 was the first year I kept my cards. If only I could reclaim those ’63s,’62s – but that’s a subject for another post.)

I liked that ’60s Sox look very much, and if I had to pick one Chisox cap I’d probably choose that style.

A special note to readers:

I am omitting any image associated with the Sox’s tragically misguided cap and uniform choices of the late 1970s and early 1980s, although here’s a link if you really must subject yourself to the horror.

Rest assured, the short pants uniform is NOT depicted.

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