When the White Sox and Cubs renew the Crosstown Cup Series this summer, both teams will honor franchise legends who passed away during the offseason.
On Sunday, the Cubs will honor "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks by having each player wear a No. 14 in a 1958 retro jersey. The White Sox will also wear jerseys from that era for the game.
“Chicago baseball fans suffered two incredible losses this winter when legends Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso passed away,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “We’re honored to partner with the White Sox and recognize two of the greatest baseball players to ever represent this city during our upcoming Crosstown Cup Series.”
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When the Crosstown Cup Series heads to U.S. Cellular Field in August, the South Siders will remember "Mr. White Sox" Minnie Minoso by having all the White Sox players wear No. 9 home retro jerseys from 1959 for Friday's series opener.
“Minnie was a legend who will be remembered for his contributions on the field as well as off the field,” said White Sox Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brooks Boyer. “We honor Minnie along with fellow Chicago baseball great Ernie Banks during the Crosstown Cup series by sporting uniforms from the era during which they played. These baseball icons left their mark on Chicago baseball, and our annual series is the perfect time to remember what they mean to all baseball fans in Chicago.”
The Cubs will also wear retro road jerseys for Friday's matchup.