Boston Red Sox jersey history through the years

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Boston Red Sox jerey 1979-1989
Boston Red Sox jerey 1979-1989 (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images) /

Boston Red Sox jerey 1979-1989

A welcome return to button front jerseys and real baseball pants with belts, as well as navy caps with a red B outlined in white, marked this period. Both the home and away uniforms reverted to the classic designs of the 1946-1968 period. The home whites had RED SOX in their classic stylized font across the chest and road greys had BOSTON in navy block letters across the chest. Both uniforms had numbers on the back but no last names.

Also, the low-rise stirrups gave way to white socks with long, thin red stirrups. The other big change was the uniforms being made of synthetic fabrics as opposed to the baggy wool of the pre-1972 uniforms. This led to uniforms that were more fitted and looked a lot cleaner.

The home uniforms look the same today and are my favorite version of the home whites. As for the road uniforms, these are hands down my favorite road uniforms the Red Sox have ever worn.

As much as I like the current road uniforms, I would absolutely love it if they went back to the road uniforms of the 1980s as their permanent road grey set.