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Red Sox and Cubs to Wear 1918 Throwbacks This Saturday


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The only other time I can remember Boston doing a throwback event at home was in 1997 when the Braves returned to Boston for the first time.

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Here's the full text of the press release if anyone is interested.

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2011

RED SOX TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 TO MARK RETURN OF CHICAGO CUBS TO FENWAY PARK AFTER 93 YEARS

Both Teams to Wear 1918 Replica Uniforms

BOSTON, MAThe Boston Red Sox today announced they will turn back the clock on Saturday, May 21 during the 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago Cubs to mark 93 years since the clubs last matchup at Fenway Park. Both the Red Sox and Cubs will wear uniforms that replicate the style worn in 1918, the last time these two teams faced each other in Boston.

The Red Sox home uniform will be a blank button-up with no lettering and a slight off-white or ivory color. The hat will also have a blank off-white tint, and the socks will be a three-part white/red/white composition. The Red Sox used this uniform and hat combination as their primary home look for most of the 1910s, and did not have any lettering on the front of their uniform for the bulk of that decade and the entire 1920s. The team did not wear the familiar blue cap with a red B until the early 1930s.

The Cubs will wear navy blue pinstripes and lettering on a grayish uniform. On the front left-hand side of the uniform, there will be a horizontal outline of a C enclosing UBS in smaller, navy blue letters. The Cubs will sport a five-part sock with grey, blue, white, blue and grey color sections. The road hat will have a navy blue bill and pinstripes (but no C or any other lettering on the cap). The Cubs used this uniform for only one season, as they changed their road uniforms on an almost-yearly basis during the 1910s.

The uniforms were made by Majestic Athletic, the official apparel provider of Major League Baseball, and are made of the same 100% polyester material as the teams current uniforms.

Each Red Sox player will sign his replica uniform after the game, and all uniforms will be auctioned to support the Red Sox Foundation. More information will be announced soon.

There are also plans for additional elements of the Saturday pre-game ceremony and game presentation that will be reminiscent of the fans experience in 1918.

The Red Sox and Cubs last played at Fenway Park on September 11, 1918, in the sixth and final game of that years World Series. Concluding a season that was abbreviated because of the ongoing World War I conflict, the Red Sox won two of the series first three games in Chicago. Boston returned home to take Game Four, before the Cubs staved off elimination in Game Five. The Red Sox then closed out the series in Game Six with a 2-1 victory, clinching their fourth title of the decade and their third championship in the preceding four years.

I guess this means these uniforms will be worn:

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This should look pretty cool. I hope they go all out for it like at Fenway like they did for that Cubs/Braves games a couple years ago.

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Again, the Cubs will show the rest of the league how Throwback Day at the ballpark should be done.

You mean the Red Sox will show them. Home teams are responsible for supplying the throwbacks for the road team for these games.

Wrong Sox, wrong year. That is epic, an :rolleyes:EPIC FAIL!!!!!!

He wasn't wrong about the first part (or about the Red Sox' last two titles being heavily steroid aided). He wasn't talking about the Sox throwing the series in 1919. It is much talked about that the Cubs threw the series to the Red Sox the year before. In fact, the 1919 fix was discovered by detectives in 1920 investigating the Cubs fixing regular season games. Gambling was a huge problem in baseball back then.

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it's really too bad these teams suck... 1918 cubs threw WS, 2004 sox steroids, 2007 sox steroids

cubs suck. boston blows, especially their fans. cubs fans are puzzies

Your comments are always oozing with ignorance. I think you just hate the world. And if anything, Cubs fans have one of the largest fanbases out there, even if they do choke on the field. I don't see why with every story about the Cubs there always has to be some ignorant d-bag to bash on their fans. Show some class, kid.

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it's really too bad these teams suck... 1918 cubs threw WS, 2004 sox steroids, 2007 sox steroids

cubs suck. boston blows, especially their fans. cubs fans are puzzies

Your comments are always oozing with ignorance. I think you just hate the world. And if anything, Cubs fans have one of the largest fanbases out there, even if they do choke on the field. I don't see why with every story about the Cubs there always has to be an ignorant super-fan to bash on their fans. Show some class, kid.

I think if you go to Wrigley and ask someone what the score is, or who is pitching, and they'll give you this look like "what?" Wrigley is simply Illinois' largest restaurant. Any White Sox fan would agree, people go to the Cell to watch baseball. People go to Wrigley to be seen, or party, or twitter on their phone. Definitely not about the game as much as it is on the south side.

I don't hate the world, just the Cubs. And Boston. Sorry... wrong thread for me?

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it's really too bad these teams suck... 1918 cubs threw WS, 2004 sox steroids, 2007 sox steroids

cubs suck. boston blows, especially their fans. cubs fans are puzzies

Your comments are always oozing with ignorance. I think you just hate the world. And if anything, Cubs fans have one of the largest fanbases out there, even if they do choke on the field. I don't see why with every story about the Cubs there always has to be an ignorant super-fan to bash on their fans. Show some class, kid.

I think if you go to Wrigley and ask someone what the score is, or who is pitching, and they'll give you this look like "what?" Wrigley is simply Illinois' largest restaurant. Any White Sox fan would agree, people go to the Cell to watch baseball. People go to Wrigley to be seen, or party, or twitter on their phone. Definitely not about the game as much as it is on the south side.

I don't hate the world, just the Cubs. And Boston. Sorry... wrong thread for me?

What'd you just do, Google this?

You obviously haven't been to Wrigley.

And just for the record, I don't see how this classifies Cubs fans as "puzzies", whatever that is.

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