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White Sox To Wear 1972 Throwbacks On Sundays This Season

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Bill Melton from the 1972 White Sox and new manager Robin Ventura show off the jerseys the team will wear during Sunday home games this season. (2012 Chicago White Sox/Ron Vesely)

Bill Melton from the 1972 White Sox and new manager Robin Ventura show off the jerseys the team will wear during Sunday home games this season. (2012 Chicago White Sox/Ron Vesely)

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(CBS) The White Sox will wear 1972 throwback jerseys during all Sunday home games this season.

The jerseys feature red pinstripes, red “Sox” script, red numbers and red hat. The jerseys will be worn on 13 Sundays this season, starting April 15 against Detroit.

The jerseys were originally worn in 1972 by a team that featured the late manager Chuck Tanner and players like as Dick Allen, Terry Forster, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Carlos May, Bill Melton, Jorge Orta and Wilbur Wood. Allen won the American League MVP award that season.

“Being a part of those early 1970s White Sox teams, with a leader like Chuck Tanner and exciting players such as Dick Allen, Wilbur Wood and a young Goose Gossage, remains one of the fondest times in my career,” former Sox slugger Bill Melton said in a statement.  “The red pinstripes and red baseball cap will bring back a lot of great memories for Sox fans from that generation.”

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