Ranking the six best Chicago Cubs uniforms of all-time

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Chicago Cubs: Can’t be wrong if these guys wear it

Iconic. Simple. Pinstripes. It’s not the Yankees, but it’s basically the same thing to Cubs fans. Some variation of the white jerseys with blue pinstripes have been worn at home since the 1950s, with the specific evolution of the block “CUBS” occuring in the mid 70s . While the patches have changed, the idea hasn’t- keep a white jersey but give it some pinstripes to make it classy looking.

This type of jersey has gone through all kinds of different slight changes to the logo: the cubbie bear (that looks like a badger) with yellow, the happy cubbie bear, the angry cubbie bear from the 80’s, the circular cubbie bear, and the current walking cubbie bear.

While that piece may have changed, it allows for fans to recognize who the Cubs are and gives them consistency in what they see on the players over time. The iconic blue circle with the big red “C” and “UBS” inside the C has remained a constant for over 60 years, with very little change.

This particular uniform with more of the block lettering has “Graced” the likes of Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Sammy Sosa, Greg Maddux and “Marked” some happy if ultimately disappointing times for the Northsiders. It’s definitely a modern update of a classic, and it’s what the players are still wearing in 2019 at Wrigley Field. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.