Chicago White Sox

Why are they called Red Sox and White Sox?

The Chicago Cubs were originally called the “White Stockings” while the Cincinnati Reds were originally the “Red Stockings.” When the American League began play (officially) in 1901, the new Chicago team took on the name the “White Sox“, and the new Boston team eventually became the “Red Sox.

Which is older Red Sox or White Sox?

Chicago’s American League club adopted White Sox as its official team name in 1903. Boston, after flirting with names like the Beaneaters, the Plymouth Rocks, and the Americans, officially became the Red Sox in 1908.