October 30th, 2019

football

A Nice Image of the 1906 World Series



I love this shot of the 1906 World Series, with the White Sox playing at the Cubs (going back before Wrigley Field -- this is West Side Grounds), with the White Sox wearing the precursors to the 1976 Bill Veeck monochrome navy road uniforms. It's cool to see those striking uniforms circling the bases on a key play in that series. I loved the classic style of the Veeck 1970s uniform but hadn't realized the basic look had once graced a World Series champion.

This and several other classic World Series photos were posted on the great website Uni Watch last weekend, provided by a collector of old-time baseball photos, Ronnie Bolton. If you're at all into sports uniforms, it's must to check out Uni Watch.

On Bolton's Twitter page he gives this description of the Sox-Cubs photo: "Here is a key play from series, George Rohe hitting a bases clearing triple for all the runs in White Sox 3-0 win in Game 3."  The underdog Sox took the '06 series in six games.