Boston Red Sox jersey history through the years

Boston Red Sox jersey (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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Boston Red Sox jerseys 1990-2008
Boston Red Sox jerseys 1990-2008 (Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport) /

Boston Red Sox jersey 1990-2008

There was no change to the home uniforms … the big change starting in 1990 was on the road uniforms. The BOSTON across the front was changed to red and used the same font as the RED SOX did on the home uniforms. The numbers on the back were changed to red, but the biggest change was the addition of names on the back of the jerseys.

These road greys look really nice and are among the best looking road uniforms in all of Major League Baseball, but I like them slightly less than the previous set. Call me old-fashioned. The only other notable change during this period wasn’t specific to the Red Sox but across MLB in general. The pants got longer and baggier, showing less and less of the stirrups until they eventually covered them all together.

Again, my favorite look is the short pants with high solid colored socks (or stirrups if we can’t have the socks). I’ve grown to tolerate the long pants as long as they fit well, but when they’re baggy and look like pajama bottoms, I can’t stand them.