Logos and uniforms of the Boston Red Sox

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Alternate logo

The primary home uniform for the Boston Red Sox is white with red piping around the neck and down either side of the front placket and "RED SOX" in red letters outlined in blue arched across the chest. This has been in use since 1979, and was previously used from 1933 to 1972, although the piping occasionally disappeared and reappeared; in between the Red Sox wore pullovers with the same "RED SOX" template. There are red numbers, but no player name, on the back of the home uniform.

Road uniforms[edit]

For the 2014 season, the Red Sox tweaked their road uniforms to resemble those worn from 1990–2008. The color of the lettering was changed back to red with navy trim, and the 'Hanging Sox' logo on the left sleeve remained on the new uniforms.

Over the years, the color of the text on the Red Sox's away uniforms varied from all-navy followed by navy with red trim to red with navy trim. It also varied from the slab-serif and block lettering of previous uniforms to the more ornate lettering used in the current uniforms. Other significant changes include the addition (then removal) of navy piping during the mid-1930s, the use of pullovers in the mid-1970s, and the addition of the 'Hanging Sox' logo in 2009.

Alternate Uniforms[edit]

The Red Sox alternate home uniform jersey is red and worn with white pants. "RED SOX" is displayed across the chest in blue lettering outlined in white. The team wears red undershirts or sweatshirts and solid red stockings at home. Like the regular home uniforms, it does not feature the player's name on the back, with numbers in blue with white trim. The uniforms are worn on Fridays.

The new alternate road uniform is a combination of gray pants and blue jersey with "BOSTON" in red lettering outlined in white across the chest. The numbers and name are also in red with white trim. They are also worn on Fridays, except during games against the Baltimore Orioles, who wear their black uniforms on the same days.

Other alternate uniforms[edit]

For the St. Patrick's Day game, the Red Sox wear bright green jerseys with "RED SOX" in white letters outlined in red across the front and the "Hanging Sox" logo is displayed on the left sleeve. While the other uniforms all use blue caps, this alternate uses a green one matching the uniform shirt. This uniform made its regular season debut on April 20, 2007 to honor former Boston Celtics coach, general manager and president Red Auerbach, who died during the previous off-season. A similar green uniform was worn June 20, 2008 to celebrate the recent Celtics victory over the L.A. Lakers in the NBA Finals. The uniforms had a white stripe down the side and the team wore their normal navy caps. Additionally, the Sox wore a variation of the standard uniforms for Earth Day 2009. The uniform featured a white pullover shirt with a red under shirt and the team name in green. The uniform trim featured green piping along the pants and was finished out with the traditional red socks. Lastly, the hanging Sox logo was modified to feature a green recycling symbol around the logo.

On April 20, 2013, the Red Sox wore home white uniforms with "BOSTON" written in red letters and no outlines on the front of the jerseys instead of the familiar "RED SOX", to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, which took place earlier in the week, also a "B STRONG" patch was stitched to the shirts. On April 21, 2014 (Patriots' Day) the Red Sox wore the white "BOSTON" uniforms to mark the one year anniversary of the bombings.

Caps[edit]

Team's former cap logo

The Red Sox typically feature a navy cap with a red "B" in ornate lettering. This has been a Red Sox standard for a majority of their existence, though from 1975 through 1978 the caps were red with a blue brim, and the "B" in blue with white trim.

In 2009, the alternate "Hanging Sox" logo caps were unveiled, and were paired with the alternate uniforms. However, during the 2010 season they reverted to the regular "B" cap regardless of what uniform they wear.[1]

Socks and sweatshirts[edit]

From 19362002 (with the exception of the 1974 alternate home uniform), the club sported blue undershirts or sweatshirts and tri-colored stirrup stockings, with a red anklet and two white stripes on a navy blue background on the upper sock. In 1974, the team wore red sweatshirts (and solid red stirrups) at home and traditional blue sweats with tri-colored stirrups on the road. Since 2003, the team has worn all-red stockings with both their home and away uniform sets, along with red sweatshirts, with one exception: as part of the 2009 logo and uniform redesign, the Red Sox initially wore solid blue stockings and sweatshirts with their road uniforms. The changes drew some criticism from fans for being too similar to the Yankees' uniforms,[2] and the team switched back to red sweatshirts and stockings after their first road trip[3] and the remainder of the season. While Curt Schilling notably wore stirrup stockings during his Boston career, most players have abandoned stirrups for full socks.

Gallery[edit]

"Red Sox Uniforms"

David Ortiz wearing the current Red Sox home uniforms.
Adrian Gonzalez wearing the current Red Sox road uniforms.
Kevin Youkilis wearing the Friday Red Sox home uniforms.
John Lackey wearing the Friday Red Sox road uniforms.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silva, Steve (2008-12-11). "Red Sox unveil new club logos and uniforms". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  2. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (2009-04-24). "No gray area: 'Baggers don't like the new look". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ Benjamin, Amalie (2009-04-29). "Dee issues some fashion statements". Boston.com. Retrieved 2010-05-28.