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Red Sox to `turn back the clock' on Saturday against the Cubs

Posted by Michael Vega, Globe Staff  May 19, 2011 04:37 PM

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The Red Sox announced they will "turn back the clock'' for Saturday night's game against the Chicago Cubs to mark the 93 years since the teams' last faced each other, on Sept. 11, 1918, in Game 6 of that season's World Series, which the Red Sox won 4 games to 2 with a clinching 2-1 victory at Fenway Park.

To commemorate this historic meeting, both teams will wear uniforms that replicate the style worn in 1918, the last time the Red Sox and Cubs faced each other in Boston.

The Red Sox home uniform will be a blank button-up with no lettering and a slight off-white or ivory color. The hat will also have a blank off-white tint, and the socks will be a three-part white/red/white composition.

The Red Sox used this combination as their primary home uniform for most of the 1910s, and did not have any lettering on the front of their uniform for the bulk of that decade and the entire 1920s. The team did not wear the familiar blue cap with a red “B” until the early 1930s.

Each Red Sox player will sign his replica uniform after the game, and all uniforms will be auctioned to support the Red Sox Foundation.

The Cubs will wear navy blue pinstripes and lettering on a grayish uniform. On the front left-hand side of the uniform, there will be a horizontal outline of a “C” enclosing “UBS” in smaller, navy blue letters. The Cubs will sport a five-part sock with grey, blue, white, blue and grey color sections. The road hat will have a navy blue bill and pinstripes (but no “C” or any other lettering on the cap). The Cubs used this uniform for only one season, as they changed their road uniforms on an almost-yearly basis during the 1910s.

The uniforms will be made of the same 100% polyester material as the teams' current Major League uniforms.

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