Ranking the six best Chicago Cubs uniforms of all-time

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When your team has been playing baseball for over 100 years, you rack up the uniform count. Here are, in my opinion, the best Chicago Cubs threads.

1969 is a year to both remember and forget in the minds of many Chicago Cubs fans of a certain age. Heck, even if you weren’t around in ’69, you probably feel the heartache and disappointment from that year. However, one thing you shouldn’t want to forget from that season is the iconic jersey the Cubs wore that season. Make that two iconic jerseys.

Lumping them together because they were both awesome, the home and away jerseys from 1969 are looks the Cubs could easily bring back for single games (like the Schwarber walk-off game from July 17) or just switch to them for an entire season. They could also make them alternate jerseys; they’d make more money off merchandise and raise more money for charities through their auctions.

These ’69 jerseys are iconic because they’re classy and simple. Featuring the blue circled Cubs logo on the left chest, the home jersey has a big red “C” with uppercase “UBS” inside. All of that is on a white patch that looks simple and elegant. The blue and yellow cubbie bear from that era adorns the left sleeve, while the MLB patch sits on the right sleeve. Obviously, the Cubs could add a different patch there and put the MLB logo on the back of the neck, or keep it that way.

The road greys from ’69 have the same exact patches as the home version, but they also feature blue numbers on the lower left stomach with “CHICAGO” featured boldly across the chest. The heather gray road uniforms look like an iconic away jersey from the first half of the 20th century and would be a huge upgrade on either road jersey the team sports now.