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Sox to debut 1983 throwback jerseys

Sox to debut 1983 throwback jerseys

CHICAGO -- After wearing 1972 throwback jerseys during 13 Sunday home games as part of the 2012 season, the White Sox will turn to 1983 throwback jerseys in honor of the "Winning Ugly" division champions this season. That begins on Sunday, and once again covers 13 home games.

The uniforms feature the red, navy blue and primary white pullover jersey with the block "S-O-X" across the chest, and a vintage patch on the left sleeve, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the All-Star Game, which was played at Old Comiskey Park. The throwback uniforms also include the tri-color White Sox cap.

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"We wore them a couple of years ago in a throwback game. I think everybody is excited to wear them," White Sox captain Paul Konerko said. "I think everybody likes them better that the ones last year for some reason.

"It'll be cool. I think the '83 team, you still see those uniforms a lot, fans wear them. I'm sure fans will get a kick out of them and hopefully we can win games like they did in '83 because they won the division."

Manager Robin Ventura joked Saturday that assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, who was part of that '83 team, will wear his actual jersey from that time.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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