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Philtration
02-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Best pre white wash color photo of Comiskey that I have ever seen!

DrBear
02-08-2011, 05:58 PM
That may be Dodgers on the scoreboard facing the Sox, and it looks like lineups/messages on the rest of the board, not other games. I'm a bit surprised at the lack of bunting for a World Series game, especially the first series in 40 years.
Yes, the SRO spots on the roof are mind-bogglingly dangerous.

Veeck said he didn't put up bunting because he was "proud of our nice clean park, and we want fans to see it the way it is for league play" (from Veeck as in Wreck). It was during a time when he was trying to get the image of Comiskey improved.

jnakamura
02-08-2011, 11:44 PM
Yes, the SRO spots on the roof are mind-bogglingly dangerous.

I doubt that that was SRO. Probably additional overflow space for press and cameramen.

Lpeters199
02-08-2011, 11:55 PM
From a slightly different angle:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2x2-PHOTO-POSITIVE-1959-World-Series-Comiskey-Park-/230582933879?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item35afd05977#ht_6691wt_1170

http://cgi.ebay.com/4x5-NEG-JFK-Memorial-Tribute-Wrigley-Field-/230579834936?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item35afa11038#ht_2593wt_1073

J.R.
02-09-2011, 07:27 AM
The Interstate really killed that neighborhood. Not as bad as what happened to the Crosley Field environs though.

Philtration
02-09-2011, 10:39 AM
The Interstate really killed that neighborhood. Not as bad as what happened to the Crosley Field environs though.

Yes.
Not only did the Dan Ryan eliminate a lot of homes and businesses, it also lead to the construction of the Robert Taylor Homes and that is when things fell apart.
Just as those buildings contributed to the neighborhood’s demise their demolition has contributed to the area’s revival.

The Ryan makes getting to White Sox games very easy but it also keeps anything of interest from being built near the ballpark.
Comiskey lost some of its neighborhood feel long before it was demolished and the buildings that were left were torn down for the new park’s construction.
You cannot have the same neighborhood atmosphere that you see around Wrigley.
No matter what you say about Wrigley or the Cubs, the area surrounding their ballpark is light years better than the location at 35th and Shields when it comes to things to do before and after the game.

I still believe that the Sox should have gone for the South loop location at Roosevelt & Clark.

http://www.epsteinglobal.com/Projects/mixed/Roosevelt_01.jpg

chip
02-17-2011, 10:12 AM
After looking back thru a lot of these photos I have noticed something.
At sometime the foul line dimensions changed from 352’ to 347’ feet
But to me it looks like the foul lines never moved.

Here is a photo for comparison……

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/telemudd/Comiskey352-347.jpg

If the left field line would have gotten shorter it would have to move toward
center field 5’. In the photo it looks like it never moved. I realize the photos
are from slightly different angles but look at the foul pole that is flush with the
upper deck and the railing posts on ether side. It looks the same to me. Did
they just remeasure and find that the dimension had been wrong all that time?

Also it looks like the front row of seats got closer to the foul line in the corner.
I know that they added four rows of seats behind home plate and two rows
behind the dugouts but did they redo all of the box seat area in front of the
walkway? If they increased the legroom that would have moved the front row
closer to that corner.

buckeyejim
02-17-2011, 10:32 AM
After looking back thru a lot of these photos I have noticed something.
At sometime the foul line dimensions changed from 352’ to 347’ feet
But to me it looks like the foul lines never moved.

Here is a photo for comparison……

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/telemudd/Comiskey352-347.jpg

If the left field line would have gotten shorter it would have to move toward
center field 5’. In the photo it looks like it never moved. I realize the photos
are from slightly different angles but look at the foul pole that is flush with the
upper deck and the railing posts on ether side. It looks the same to me. Did
they just remeasure and find that the dimension had been wrong all that time?

Also it looks like the front row of seats got closer to the foul line in the corner.
I know that they added four rows of seats behind home plate and two rows
behind the dugouts but did they redo all of the box seat area in front of the
walkway? If they increased the legroom that would have moved the front row
closer to that corner.

Probably, the original measurements were off and it was corrected. Similar thing happend at Fenway Park with the left field dimensions being off for many years and then the correct dimensions were painted over the wrong dimensions.

scu830
02-20-2011, 12:24 AM
http://flyingsock.com/OldComiskey/Reinsdorf.htm
According to this site, home plate was moved in 8ft towards centerfield in the 80's.

Ballparks.com also lists the various dimensions through the years.

jnakamura
02-20-2011, 12:33 AM
it would seem that if home plate was moved up, then the foul line and foul pole would be in different locations as well, no? The foul pole looks to be in the exact same position. :/

Railsplitter
02-20-2011, 07:43 AM
it would seem that if home plate was moved up, then the foul line and foul pole would be in different locations as well, no? The foul pole looks to be in the exact same position. :/

Agreed. If home plate moved, then the foul poles (or one foul pole) would have to be moved to keep the field at a right angle

chip
02-21-2011, 06:49 AM
I was asking these questions because I’m trying to draw up a
Cad drawing of Comiskey and it’s tuff to get it laid out correct if I
don’t have the proper dimensions.

Anyway like I said the foul lines would have moved over 5’ respectively.
That means home plate would have moved up 7’-1”.

Also does anyone know about the box seat area moving forward?

Thanks a bunch,
chip

AussieYank
02-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Women drivers?

94933

Paul W
02-21-2011, 03:42 PM
ooohhh, now, now now...

looks like only one production truck for nbc, now there's at least 4 cross creek trucks used for the series.

fdnyladder7
02-21-2011, 03:53 PM
1938 NL All Stars. (Negro Lg)

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/oche16/Vintage%20BB%20memorabilia/38nl.jpg

Paul W
02-21-2011, 04:07 PM
not unless integration happened secretly 9 years before robbie...

Wrigley Wax
02-21-2011, 04:57 PM
...or perhaps "NL" stands for "Negro League."

jnakamura
02-21-2011, 06:29 PM
it was actually Negro Leagues..plural.

There were 2 leagues--NNL (Negro national league) and NAL (Negro American league)

fdnyladder7
02-22-2011, 12:29 AM
From the other side;
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c327/oche16/Black%20Sox/31ff23f9.jpg

Lpeters199
02-24-2011, 07:13 PM
http://sportpics.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/VINTAGE-BASEBALL/G0000DMpr6a.5OTs/I0000HV5ghN983Hw/P0000p4rGy71wjIQ

Bazookadale
02-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Women drivers?

94933

Someone not wanting to get their doors dinged, which only makes you a target to get your doors keyed!

Lpeters199
02-27-2011, 05:32 AM
New this week at the Chicago Tribune Photo Archives: http://store.tribunephotos.com/store/search.aspx?key=2011week09&CFID=6938281&CFTOKEN=36317421

Jorge
02-28-2011, 12:28 PM
In the aerial photo of Comiskey Park from 1959, what was/is the coliseum type building behind right centerfield? It looks like an armory.

ol' aches and pains
02-28-2011, 12:33 PM
In the aerial photo of Comiskey Park from 1959, what was/is the coliseum type building behind right centerfield? It looks like an armory.

It was, the building was razed a few years later when the Dan Ryan Expressway was constructed.

ATAT
03-18-2011, 06:32 PM
I am trying to find out more about the soda-pop bottling business under the stands of old Comiskey Park but there is next to nothing on the net about it that I can find.

I did happen to find this:

http://www.chicagobaseballmuseum.org/chicago-baseball-museum-Comisky-Park.php

Comiskey Park Through the Years
A $1 million renovation occurred at Comiskey Park after the 1926 season when the wooden bleachers were removed and replaced with double-deck seats. This renovation enclosed the stadium increasing the capacity from 32,000 to 52,000. The Comiskey family made money to operate the team on a small soda-pop bottling business under the stands.

Anybody know more about this?

northside irish
03-18-2011, 08:37 PM
I am trying to find out more about the soda-pop bottling business under the stands of old Comiskey Park but there is next to nothing on the net about it that I can find.

There's a White Sox pop bottle from the 30s on ebay right now, supposedly from this plant:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-White-Sox-Soda-Bottle-Comiskey-Park-/260751892187?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item3cb6061edb

ATAT
03-18-2011, 09:13 PM
I have a bottle like that. According to the markings on the bottom, my bottle was made in 1932.

The guy that sold a 1938 bottle on ebay said that they stopped bottling soda at Comiskey Park around 1938.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390286998542

I wish I could find some 1930's pictures of the plant or even some people drinking the soda at Comiskey.

Here are a couple of pictures of my 1932 bottle.

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2006/dsc02964k.jpg

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3743/dsc02947j.jpg

http://www.fruitjar.org/PlantCodes/Owens-Illinois_files/image001.gif

ATAT
03-24-2011, 07:30 PM
Well, I don't really know what it's worth so I put it up for sale on ebay starting at $19.95 to let the bidders decide.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160561445154

Chevy114
03-25-2011, 07:15 AM
Well, I don't really know what it's worth so I put it up for sale on ebay starting at $19.95 to let the bidders decide.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160561445154

Nice job it's up to 100 dollars with about 3 days left!

Philtration
04-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Statue of Shoeless Joe Jackson in his home town of Greenville, S.C.
The base of the statue is made of bricks taken from Comiskey Park

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RJnZXOek6bo/ScmnGi5NSHI/AAAAAAAADEQ/CwlDtoUDUy0/s1600/Jackson%2Bstatue%2Bwith%2Bbricks.jpg

ryannoah
04-27-2011, 02:30 PM
Without a doubt, this has got to be the best sports thread on the net. As a child, I lived 5 blocks west of Comiskey Park. I can still remember running around outside with my cousins and hearing the fireworks go off. Lots of awesome memories!!!

ryannoah
04-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Im scouring the net trying to find more photos of the Sox dugout, clubhouse and other interior rooms in the stadium.

I remember a story my father told me once. He delivered pizzas for Phil's Pizza in Bridgeport, and every now and then they would get deliveries to Comiskey. Once my dad and oldest brother took a delivery there and got to go all the way up to the dugout! Without a doubt, that is better than any tip one can get...

NYFan1stYankFan2nd
04-27-2011, 03:47 PM
I hope people are showing that monument some respect - no winos relieving themselves on old CP bricks, teenagers sticking gum to them, etc. LOL! Just an observation.

ryannoah
04-28-2011, 02:07 PM
I hope people are showing that monument some respect - no winos relieving themselves on old CP bricks, teenagers sticking gum to them, etc. LOL! Just an observation.

Nah, it looks like its in good shape. : )

alpineinc
04-29-2011, 05:45 AM
Women drivers?

94933

Not another car dealer? Can almost all of the cars be that similar?

alpineinc
04-29-2011, 06:16 AM
Cragin Spring on Flickr. Nice Comiskey set here -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiski/sets/72157626411187492/with/5579018284/

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5582020168_07805b3b20_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5255/5579914199_f99e585500_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5583478253_6879dd816a_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5145/5583874102_ace851cc52_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5579914197_bce31c067b_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5582020172_f00721c508_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5583874112_93cf77c65e_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5583478259_00c959ccba_b.jpg

Chevy114
04-29-2011, 07:17 AM
I just noticed those small sections of seats around the batters eye. Does anyone know about how many people could fit into either section?

Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock
05-06-2011, 06:16 PM
A few more Sporting News photos.

1930's.....ENLARGE (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5688446826_2c612b741d_o.jpg)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5688446826_2c612b741d_o.jpg


1950's aerial...ENLARGE (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5687878127_621999d420_o.jpg)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5687878127_621999d420_o.jpg

alpineinc
05-14-2011, 10:54 PM
Final out, 9/30/90, vs SEA.

Harold Reynolds grounds out, second to first, Scott Fletcher to Steve Lyons, Sox win 2-1. Nearing the end of a good year for the Southsiders in Comiskey's swansong, but the A's had a better year.

131708

MUCH larger version here -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/2951861949/sizes/o/in/pool-22529997@N00/

Lpeters199
05-17-2011, 04:56 PM
http://ookaboo.com/o/pictures/picture.large/13456454/Batting_practice_at_Old_Comiskey_Park_19

Philtration
05-17-2011, 05:41 PM
Final out, 9/30/90, vs SEA.

Harold Reynolds grounds out, second to first, Scott Fletcher to Steve Lyons, Sox win 2-1. Nearing the end of a good year for the Southsiders in Comiskey's swansong, but the A's had a better year.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2951861949_44fb727184_b.jpg

MUCH larger version here -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/2951861949/sizes/o/in/pool-22529997@N00/

I was just opposite of this view for the last game.

RfkFedEx
05-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Did the upper level suites feature private restrooms? or did those patrons have to use the concourse for restrooms and concessions?

Lpeters199
05-20-2011, 12:37 PM
http://www.planetgiant.com/details/1291225416STLJYR/Joe-Louis-June-1937-Title-fight-with-James-Braddock?redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetgiant. com%2Fcategory%2F1284960719UWMRBG%3Fpage%3D20

RfkFedEx
05-20-2011, 01:50 PM
The Skyline beyord CF really changed over the years bf the Dan Ryan was built. Compare the pic above to the areal in post #788.

There are big buildings next to the armory and the Mac Truck building which no longer appear by the 1950s.

Paul W
05-24-2011, 12:36 AM
pix of the inner fence in '69...

whitesox901
07-17-2011, 02:43 AM
http://ploader.net/files/28f6db81fe78cb352b38e44b2a82aaa6.jpg (http://ploader.net/#28f6db81fe78cb352b38e44b2a82aaa6.jpg)


http://ploader.net/files/b8a005d2b76c105dc589d057184fddec.JPG (http://ploader.net/#b8a005d2b76c105dc589d057184fddec.JPG)

ChineseDemocracy
07-17-2011, 04:14 AM
AMAZING color photo, thank you SO much 901.

Lpeters199
11-05-2011, 02:32 PM
http://apimages.ap.org/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=stadium&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Aalphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=or&adte=1320527417&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=24de72dbd3c74f9bbbd1894854860eb7&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo

http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=22846&searchby=0&searchvalue=None&page=0&sortby=0&displayby=2&lotsperpage=100&category=305&seo=1950-Ralph-Kiner-Pittsburgh-Pirates-%22The-Sporting-News-Collection-Archives%22-Original-First-Generatio

alpineinc
11-29-2011, 11:17 PM
http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/DarianWork/LLL/LLL-369/img0051A.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/DarianWork/LLL/LLL-369/img0051B.jpg


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Billy-Pierce-Chicago-White-Sox-Press-Photo-/230709246540?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item35b757ba4c#ht_2482wt_756

MattD1972
12-02-2011, 03:36 PM
Not quite as funny as Neal's First home run of the game...
http://angels.ocregister.com/files/2009/08/al-smith-beer-pix-1002591-300x288.jpg

Also the start of a long postseason home losing streak:
2 games in 1959
2 games in 1983
3 games in 1993
2 games in 2000

Lpeters199
12-05-2011, 02:13 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Original-Photo-ROGER-MARIS-Yankees-BOOED-JEERED-/250945398269?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item3a6d82e5fd#ht_3971wt_1119

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Bill-Melton-Ron-Santo-Chicago-White-Sox-Photo-/150653921480?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2313ac68c8#ht_500wt_951

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970s-Old-Timers-Day-Chicago-White-Sox-News-Press-Photo-/170587210091?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item27b7ca416b#ht_500wt_951

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Rickey-Henderson-Oakland-As-Comiskey-Park-News-Press-Wire-Photo-/150705953675?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2316c65b8b#ht_500wt_951

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Comiskey-Park-White-Sox-Camera-Well-News-Press-Photo-/170590165470?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item27b7f759de#ht_500wt_951

alpineinc
12-15-2011, 07:27 AM
Late '60's?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg
1600x1562 (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg)

https://picasaweb.google.com/rriescher/OldTimeBaseball

Philtration
12-22-2011, 07:41 PM
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Chicago-White-Sox-1959-AL-Champs-8x10-ColorTeamPhoto-/00/$(KGrHqN,!isE3QvmLk8bBOF1pSIF0g~~_3.JPG

Matt The Hammer
12-23-2011, 09:24 AM
The Colledge brothers as home/visitors equipment managers. Twins?

Paul W
12-24-2011, 11:43 AM
The Colledge brothers as home/visitors equipment managers. Twins?

probably related to roger bossard

Lpeters199
12-28-2011, 03:50 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bill-Skowron-White-Sox-Signed-Original-Brace-Photo-8x10-/220847595486?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b8adfde#ht_1134wt_1177

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-avc-230-Al-Kaline-Baseball-Player-/280790270402?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item41606781c2#ht_2804wt_1010

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/detroit-tigers-signed-hofer-jim-153268898

http://mcgonnigle.wordpress.com/2008/06/

Lpeters199
12-29-2011, 09:04 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/968533671/

RfkFedEx
12-29-2011, 10:35 AM
Is that a faded soccer pitch I see outlined in RF?


Late '60's?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg
1600x1562 (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg)

https://picasaweb.google.com/rriescher/OldTimeBaseball

alpineinc
12-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Is that a faded soccer pitch I see outlined in RF?

The date of the photo is August 9th, 1968, if that helps at all (Sox won 1-0, Tommy John getting the victory).

Lpeters199
01-01-2012, 01:33 AM
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1953-kyle-rote-york-giants-college-116542746

alpineinc
01-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Lou holds court with the ladies while some big guy lumbers by in the background. Between 1927-1930.

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotImages/70/114016a_lg.jpeg

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=114016

Mr. Laser Beam
01-02-2012, 09:20 PM
That one pic that says "Use Rapid Transit / 6 minutes to Loop"...is that the Red Line station? I thought Sox-35th was newer than what that pic looks like.

Wrigley Wax
01-03-2012, 06:04 AM
That one pic that says "Use Rapid Transit / 6 minutes to Loop"...is that the Red Line station? I thought Sox-35th was newer than what that pic looks like.

Yes, that's the Red Line, though at the time the picture was taken it was known as the Lake/Dan Ryan line. The Dan Ryan branch opened in 1969.

chicagowhitesox1173
01-03-2012, 07:01 AM
Yes, that's the Red Line, though at the time the picture was taken it was known as the Lake/Dan Ryan line. The Dan Ryan branch opened in 1969.

I never noticed that picture, Thats pretty amazing how it pretty much looks the same today as it does in the picture.

Matt The Hammer
01-03-2012, 09:13 AM
I never noticed that picture, Thats pretty amazing how it pretty much looks the same today as it does in the picture.

Except the crosswalks now have ADA ramps at the curbs and the sign no longer says "Cross Walk" as it now is a picture. Old school. Must have really been hard to use a wheel chair then. Look how tall that curb was!

Philtration
01-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Yes, that's the Red Line, though at the time the picture was taken it was known as the Lake/Dan Ryan line. The Dan Ryan branch opened in 1969.

The pic is from November 6th 1969

Mr Baseball
01-06-2012, 01:54 PM
Hello folks I just signed up and I am happy to say, this is best thread about Comiskey I have ever seen! I have to laugh because in post #550 my uncle is the guy with the shades on in the photo(about 4 pics down) My dad couldn't stop laughing when I e-mailed him the photo.

Where do I begin with the memories? My old man was a Chicago cop and worked part time as security at Comiskey. (when ALL security were off duty CPD unlike now) The park was my babysitter from 1982,when I was 7, till about 1987. I attended about 35 games a year(on the arm). Yes it was cool most times, but sitting for 7 hours by yourself through a double-header can get lonesome.

I was able to get into the game a couple hours early and there were maybe only 200 people there for BP. I still have about 20-30 homers and foul balls from that time. The greatest BP display I ever saw was Cal Ripken. He must of hit 80% of the pitches for homers!

After the games my dad had to conduct security outside the visitors locker room. I had everyone of those balls signed by the opposing team. A great memory from that was meeting Eddie Murray in 82 or 83. He was the biggest black man I had ever seen. Menacing facial hair,dark skin and a huge afro! Gathering up my courage I asked Mr Murray if he would sign my ball. He was the nicest man and athlete anyone could be. He even posed for a picture with me.(I need to find it)

I was there when the Bull (luszinski) hit one OVER the roof.

I also remember tons of fights between druken fans with security and Andy Frains.(sp?) I guess I paid more attention to them because I knew and was worried my Dad would be involved. The security could not carry weapons but they did carry a radio. It was often used as a direct impact weapon. I can still hear the bad guys cry echo in my mind once they got into the tunnel. You did not hurt one of "their" own and get away with it.

Many people around my age used to call Comiskey "Sox Park" or Kaminsky.(a lot of Polish people in Chicago) We used to call the scoreboard fireworks "The Boomers".

The area around the park was never bad as long as you didn't go "on the other side of the tracks", east of the Dan Ryan. The 9th district Police station was located down the street at 35t and Lowe. Old man Daley lived on 35 somthing Lowe and the Police gym was at 36th an Normal. These were all about 3-5 blocks from the park. Nothing to be afraid of.

As soon as I learn to scan I have a few pictures. I have a photo of a man removing the astroturf from the infield and giving it to my uncle.(around 78-79?) I still have the turf in a wood frame. It includes part of the painted foul line, about 3' by 1'. I wonder if it's worth anything. I also have several photos from 83 as I was seated behind the dugout(Golden Box seats!) most of the time.

Sorry for the long post, but I hope this stirs some memories. I miss the old place but I think the new place is now(not 1991) just as cool. I also dont see anywhere near as many drunk fans or fights. The addition of the new outside the park bar and the Metra stop were briliant ideas.

Lpeters199
01-06-2012, 04:04 PM
Welcome to the gang, Mr Baseball.

alpineinc
01-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Honored by Mr Baseball himself, lol! You'll find that all the ballpark threads here are pretty much the best on the 'net. Enjoy.

Lpeters199
01-07-2012, 03:48 AM
Charles Comiskey:

hofflalu
01-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Late '60's?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg
1600x1562 (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-it0AafmVaUU/SZXZhHpIrOI/AAAAAAAAAkM/EmqyNS6OD1Q/s1600/00365_s_8ac95rbc70450.jpg)

https://picasaweb.google.com/rriescher/OldTimeBaseball

"Follow the Fight sox on Channel 32" on the scoreboard? Was that a TV promotion line, or were the White Sox informally known as the "Fight" Sox at some point?

alpineinc
01-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Say it ain't so, Joe! Mr. Jackson, 1919.

http://www.blackbetsy.com/imagefarm/joe-batting-practice-full-clean-1.jpg

http://www.blackbetsy.com/photosTheChicagoYears.html

Matt The Hammer
01-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Joe looked like a 60 year old man. Wow.

Love the light blue seats in that picture from the 60s. So tired of the dark green and dark blue seats in every new stadium.

alpineinc
01-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Joe looked like a 60 year old man. Wow.

Here's Joe only 6 years earlier, the famous Conlon photo, as a Cleveland Nap at the Polo Grounds, looking much younger. Maybe it was going to war in 1918? Either way, he aged rapidly as a White Sox - and the first photo was before the scandal as well.

http://www.blackbetsy.com/imagefarm/joe-polo-grounds-1913.jpg

Lpeters199
01-09-2012, 03:26 PM
http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=33174&image=485186117&images=485186117&formats=0&format=0

alpineinc
01-11-2012, 09:59 PM
1919 WS

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj90/alpineinc/1919w.jpg

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=120548

Lpeters199
01-14-2012, 10:16 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/April-1964-COMISKEY-PARK-lot-Amateur-Photos-Chicago-White-Sox-UNIQUE-/370573508335?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item5647e6feef#ht_500wt_717

Lpeters199
01-14-2012, 10:20 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/April-1964-COMISKEY-PARK-lot-Amateur-Photos-Chicago-White-Sox-UNIQUE-/370573508335?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item5647e6feef#ht_500wt_717 .

alpineinc
01-14-2012, 02:49 PM
Great fan set there. Looks like those yellow bars are an obstruction! Hope they got a discount, lol.

Lpeters199
01-16-2012, 02:58 AM
http://sportpics.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/VINTAGE-BASEBALL/G0000DMpr6a.5OTs/I0000HV5ghN983Hw/P0000p4rGy71wjIQ

alpineinc
01-18-2012, 07:13 AM
http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotImages/64/99987_img148p_lg.jpeg

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=99987

Matt The Hammer
01-18-2012, 10:09 AM
Good shot of Bill's amputated right foot. Well, not his foot, but you can see where it was. I hope they make the movie about him... awesome guy.

Chef Bill
01-18-2012, 12:17 PM
Sorry - Duplicate post

Chef Bill
01-18-2012, 12:19 PM
There were plans to make one a few years ago, with Bill Murray playing Veeck, but it never got off the ground.

http://archive.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/12/movie-version-of-bill-veecks-life-remains-in-limbo.html

Philtration
01-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Good shot of Bill's amputated right foot. Well, not his foot, but you can see where it was. I hope they make the movie about him... awesome guy.

When I was a freshmen in high school I worked in a tropical fish store after school.
One evening this old guy comes in and is walking around looking at the tanks when I noticed he has a wooden leg.
I go over to ask him if he needed some help, he turns around and it was Bill Veeck.
He was very cool and he never acted like a rich owner of an MLB team.

Just a guy looking to buy some fish for his tank.

Matt The Hammer
01-19-2012, 07:51 AM
Reading his book (awesome read BTW) he was barely an owner. This guy was spinning more plates on sticks than the guy at the circus.

The way he traded and sold players gave me new insight to the world of running an MLB franchise.

alpineinc
01-28-2012, 11:02 PM
1939 Negro League East-West Game. Buck Leonard back row, far left. Josh Gibson back row, third from right.

Info and lineups: http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/1939_East-West_Game_-_First_Game_(Negro_League)

http://90feetofperfection.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/1939-east-west-game-east-squad.jpg
Much larger size (http://90feetofperfection.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/1939-east-west-game-east-squad.jpg)

http://90feetofperfection.com/page/11/

alpineinc
01-29-2012, 11:06 AM
1920, coupla guys talkin' shop, go by the names of Babe and Shoeless.

http://90feetofperfection.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/joeandbabe-1920-in-comiskey-park.jpg

http://90feetofperfection.com/page/29/

Lpeters199
01-30-2012, 11:15 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Harvey-Kuenn-Detroit-Tigers-Action-Press-Photo-/270897647441?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3f12c20f51#ht_3368wt_918

Lpeters199
02-04-2012, 05:47 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-ana-778-Chicago-White-Sox-Baesball-Stadium-/280812677681?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item4161bd6a31#ht_2814wt_1010

J.E.Fullerton
03-03-2012, 09:05 PM
I imagine this has been posted before, but not by me at least:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/jefullerton/IMG_0001-4.jpg

mandrake
03-05-2012, 08:01 AM
The announcers call it White Sox Park (in 1985??)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPqUL1Fa6MQ

How many women were body slammed from the pitchers mound at Comiskey? (@ 8:03)

Lpeters199
03-09-2012, 08:32 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baseball-Stadium-Postcard-Comiskey-Park-1910-1990-Left-Field-Entrance-/160755319458?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256dc382a2#ht_500wt_951

Paul W
04-23-2012, 04:22 PM
interesting midground in this pix from '69, looks like the sox used the 100th ann. logo (reversed) across the coach's box.
the outfield grass starts on the left and infield carpet underfoot.

Matt The Hammer
04-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Good find with the logo. Sharp eyes!

You can kinda see some red and white on the turf edge here on the third base side too:

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Later turf shot:

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Matt The Hammer
04-24-2012, 05:33 AM
Comiskey roller derby park:

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Oh the good ol days before cable tv and the internet...

Chevy114
04-24-2012, 07:07 AM
I'm shocked they didn't put seats on the field for the roller derby

northside irish
04-26-2012, 07:41 PM
Sanborn maps from the Chicago Public Library's website. The first is from 1912 when the park was relatively new, the second is from the late 20s I believe, showing the expanded outfield.107841107840

Lpeters199
05-12-2012, 09:58 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Slide-Ted-Williams-at-Comiskey-Park-in-1959-/400296360748?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item5d3385bb2c#ht_975wt_1102

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-ana-758-Chicago-White-Sox-Park-Sports-Baseball-Stadiums-Chicago-White-S-/261021287885?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3cc614c5cd#ht_3438wt_1010

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-ana-773-Chicago-White-Sox-Park-Sports-Baseball-Stadiums-Chicago-White-S-/261021493827?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item3cc617ea43#ht_3171wt_1010

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CT-PHOTO-ana-752-Chicago-White-Sox-Park-Sports-Baseball-Stadiums-Chicago-White-S-/280878975014?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item4165b10826#ht_3007wt_1010

alpineinc
05-16-2012, 06:59 AM
Probably here before, but great shot. Source says 1960, but no exploding scoreboard or white facade (just looks overexposed). Plus zoomed in on larger size looks like St Louis is the visiting team. 1953 or earlier?

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Much larger size (http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotImages/28/dff54fb4-692f-4da8-989f-e298938ebbcf_lg.jpeg)

http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=26236

alpineinc
05-16-2012, 10:23 PM
How about the side of the old stadium, 1930's

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http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=24926

Jgweiss
05-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Alpine you never fail to amaze. Some of the best photos I've ever seen, and you add to it with an awesome pic of what's now my favorite park before she was whitewashed!

alpineinc
05-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Glad you enjoy them! Lot of fun digging up old gems that would otherwise be lost in the files of the past.

FENWAY FRANKY
05-17-2012, 07:00 PM
Turk Lown, Bob Shaw and Early Wynn sprinting 1959 or 1960.

alpineinc
05-21-2012, 09:07 AM
1961, Ralph Kiner and sons, the only year he was a White Sox announcer. Went to the Mets in 1962.

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http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=31006

alpineinc
05-21-2012, 09:09 AM
Ralph Kiner, Gene Woodling, 1955

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http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=30659

alpineinc
05-23-2012, 07:05 AM
Here's Kiner in LF snagging a Ted Williams drive off Robin Roberts to save a run in the (July 11) 1950 ASG, bottom of the 3rd. NL would win in 14, 4-3.

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http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?lotid=22846

Lpeters199
05-23-2012, 07:10 AM
Good one, al! I love shots of outfielders battling the ball, the wall, and the fans.

Matt The Hammer
05-23-2012, 07:12 AM
Not to mention the hole in the wall and the bulge of concrete below it.

Did owners hate their players then? My god.

RfkFedEx
05-23-2012, 09:09 AM
It's just funny to see no less than four guys puffing away on their cigars and cigarettes when that fly ball approached the stands. Nowadays there are an equal number of people with their phones in their hands when a ball finds it way into the patronage.

elpablo302
05-23-2012, 02:17 PM
My...how times and addictions have changed...


It's just funny to see no less than four guys puffing away on their cigars and cigarettes when that fly ball approached the stands. Nowadays there are an equal number of people with their phones in their hands when a ball finds it way into the patronage.

SultanOfWhat
06-09-2012, 11:57 AM
Ruth batting at Comiskey, 1922:

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w459/bucket4nyy/19228-1RuthatComiskeyPksays3-bagger.jpg


http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w459/bucket4nyy/19228-1RuthatComiskeyPksays3-baggerb.jpg


The photo is marked 8-1-1922 on the back, but the Yankees were idle on that date. However, they did play a 3-game series in Comiskey from 7-29 to 7-31 1922, so it's probably from one of those games. The handwriting on the back says "3-bagger", but Ruth is not credited with a triple in any of those games:

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w459/bucket4nyy/1922RuthComiskeystats.jpg

alpineinc
06-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Great Ruth pic! And it may, in fact, actually be August 1, 1922.

The Sox and Yanks were rained out that day, play halted in the top of the fifth. Although the NY Times made no mention of it, it's very possible that Ruth had a triple taken off the books that day.

Also, interestingly, the "Yankees indulged in all sorts of dilatory tactics" to avoid the loss, which would have dropped the Yanks 2 full games behind the league-leading Browns. As it turns out, the delay tactics may have secured the pennant; it appears the rainout was made up as a second game on September 13, during their only remaining trip to Chicago in the campaign. They won that game, so a loss in the ledger became a win, and the Yankees went on to win the 1922 pennant over the Browns by, you guessed it, 1 game.

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Paul W
06-09-2012, 10:21 PM
Not to mention the hole in the wall and the bulge of concrete below it.

Did owners hate their players then? My god.

think of it as a "quirk", they're so popular these days

mdseverin
06-19-2012, 02:45 PM
A lot of good pictures posted here

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-vintage-photos-80-years-of-old-comiskey-park-20120613,0,2687993.photogallery

POLO GROUNDS 1957
07-12-2012, 04:57 PM
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Diagram of old Comiskey Park.

1983whitesox
08-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Boy. I wish I had a camera when I was a kid. I do not have any of my own pictures from Comiskey:(


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Danielh41
08-27-2012, 05:32 AM
We took a vacation to Chicago this past week which included a double-header for us on Friday the 24th, an afternoon game at Wrigley Field followed by a night game at US Cellular Field. I took a couple of shots at the site of the old Comiskey Park...

SultanOfWhat
08-27-2012, 06:47 PM
I found these articles a few months ago, but forgot to post them. They all describe that game on August 1, 1922 (pictured in post #862 above) when the Yankees engaged in deliberate stalling tactics to prevent an official game when they were trailing 5-1 with thunderstorms approaching.

http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/bucket3nyy/yanks-chisoxstall19221.jpg


http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/bucket3nyy/yanks-chisoxstall19222.jpg


http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/bucket3nyy/yanks-chisoxstall19223.jpg

alpineinc
09-26-2012, 07:43 AM
It looks like maybe late September/October, but believe it or not, it's Sunday, August 1, 1965 (there was an over an hour rain delay before the start of the game). Over 18,000 in the house, but you wouldn't know it. First game of a doubleheader against the Tigers, Willie Horton at bat (he would ground out). Ron Hansen at short, future Oriole Don Buford at second, former Yankee Moose Skowron near the tail end of his career (and last year as a full-timer) at first, Danny Cater in left, Ken Berry in center. Former Tiger All-Star OF Pat Mullin is along the coaching lines at first. Sox would go on to win this one by the 1-0 score, Joe Horlen going all the way on a 3-hitter. Tigers would take the nightcap over Tommy John, 2-1, with Mickey Lolich getting his 3rd and final save of the campaign (he was already an established starter, and would start all but 7 games that year).

Chisox and Tigers were both in the middle of the pack at this point. Sox would finish in second place, 7 games behind the upstart Twins.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1965/B08011CHA1965.htm

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baseball-original-vtg-1965-Comiskey-Park-Chicago-White-Sox-35mm-color-slide-/350605396256?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item51a1b5c920

alpineinc
12-07-2012, 10:35 PM
August 1, 1920, the Babe shares some laughs with the infamous Eddie Cicotte, soon to be banished from baseball forever at season's end.

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Later on, Ruth disputes the loss of a double, possibly a HR, supposedly caught by Joe Jackson (also on borrowed time) at the outfield wall, after diappearing from view into the crowd. Years later Jackson admitted he never caught the ball. Follow the link for the story below.

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http://stuffnobodycaresabout.com/2012/06/28/babe-ruth-dewayne-wise-and-mistakes-umpires-make/

bluesky5
12-07-2012, 10:51 PM
It's just funny to see no less than four guys puffing away on their cigars and cigarettes when that fly ball approached the stands. Nowadays there are an equal number of people with their phones in their hands when a ball finds it way into the patronage.

A guy my age smoked a cigarette in the bleacher seats a few rows in front of me at PNC in the second game of the opening series with the Phillies.

SultanOfWhat
12-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Here are 630 photos of Comiskey Park (all quite old):

http://www.loc.gov/search/?q=&fa=Subject%3Acook+county|Subject%3Abaseball+player s|Subject%3Acomiskey+park+%28chicago%2C+ill.%29&st=gallery

SultanOfWhat
01-06-2013, 11:27 AM
"It wasn't easy for Bob Fothergill to tuck all 240 pounds of ballplayer into his White Sox uniform, but his girth didn't stop him from making a desperate leap to beat out Lou Gehrig's tag during the June 15, 1932 game at Comiskey Park. Hey, you've got to give the guy some credit for the hustle, but Gehrig—his foot already on the bag and his glove outstretched—made the out. No matter, the Sox went on to beat the Yankees, 2-1."

http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af252/bucket3nyy/June151932gameatComiskeyPark.jpg

The Monument
01-06-2013, 11:41 AM
The seats in the 1965 pic above look blue. When were they painted green? Or is this another example of light tricking the camera eye?

Paul W
01-24-2013, 08:51 PM
12/62, sox management with renderig of what is called a proposed "private club across the street" from comiskey. not surprised that didn't happen...

Chevy114
01-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Who was the private club for? Could anyone get in or was it for owners, season ticket holders etc.

BeatEmBucs
01-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Who was the private club for? Could anyone get in or was it for owners, season ticket holders etc.

I'm thinking it would be like a "country club' for the owners, and the "big money" folks. From the drawing, it looks similar to the Howard Johnson restaurants that were around at that time.

BigJ
01-26-2013, 09:25 AM
Ruth batting at Comiskey, 1922:

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w459/bucket4nyy/19228-1RuthatComiskeyPksays3-bagger.jpg





Like the "NO BETTING ALLOWED" on the Left Field Wall.

MattD1972
01-26-2013, 09:55 AM
I'm thinking it would be like a "country club' for the owners, and the "big money" folks. From the drawing, it looks similar to the Howard Johnson restaurants that were around at that time.

I'm glad I'm not the only one looking at this and thinking "Private club?!? It's a glorified HoJo's!"

alpineinc
01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
Like the "NO BETTING ALLOWED" on the Left Field Wall.

Ha, yeah, Comiskey and the White Sox still a bit sensitive about gambling in the early '20's, it seems.

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ericlc129
01-29-2013, 08:52 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baseball-original-vtg-1965-Comiskey-Park-Chicago-White-Sox-35mm-color-slide-/350605396256?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item51a1b5c920

LOVE this shot! I presume those speakers are the only PA system Comiskey had back in the day?

Paul W
02-02-2013, 09:13 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one looking at this and thinking "Private club?!? It's a glorified HoJo's!"


that was the popular design style then, maybe the sox would pay off some of the local kids
not to steal the hub caps of the club member's cars.

alpineinc
02-26-2013, 11:17 PM
1971, with the infield Astroturf. Red Sox in town.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMISKEY-PARK-photo-1971-c-Chicago-White-Sox-/330879325116?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item4d09f1d3bc

Paul W
03-02-2013, 06:41 PM
the day-long rain delay 8/11/90, only good thing about that day was not missing a pitch while exploring the place.
got in early with an a.l. pass and since only a fraction of the crowd entered i could get lots of near-empty pix.
here are a few...

the 3 guys with sox hats are part of the ground crew, they hung out in a small space off to the foul side of the rf pole.

alpineinc
03-03-2013, 07:40 AM
Beauty from 1958.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-COMISKEY-PARK-35mm-Baseball-Slide-/360605458238?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item53f5c29f3e

alpineinc
03-03-2013, 03:09 PM
August 1939, just prior to the first night game at Comiskey on Monday August 14. The White Sox went on the road for 21 straight games beforehand to prepare the park for the event (but then had a 20 game homestand, five of which were night games). The Sox beat the Browns, 5-2, with Johnny Rigney going all the way on a 3-hitter, with 10 Ks. Future Sox HOF SS Luke Appling didn't fare so well in the darkness, going 0-4 and committing two errors that led to the Browns' two unearned runs. Photo is retouched in areas.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1939-FIRST-NIGHT-GAME-AT-COMISKEY-PARK-Vintage-Baseball-Panoramic-Photo-/360597373616?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item53f54742b0

Paul W
03-19-2013, 10:15 PM
bill pulls brick out to be sent to cooperstown '80, the rest came down 10 years later.

NickEsasky
04-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Some guy posted video of his last trip to Comiskey on You Tube. It is split into three parts:

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaepsBBHTh4
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5zXsz81Yto
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIwj2zFtjBI

I found it quite enjoyable. There are moments where he goofs around with his uninterested wife with the camera but overall he takes a nice tour of the stadium. Starts with the outside pregame. They sit in some nice seats for the introductino and early innings and begin to walk the concourses and check out the scene in different spots in the ballpark. For anyone who never went to Comiskey (myself included) it is a nice tour.

Chevy114
04-09-2013, 08:25 AM
Wow those concourses are cramp and dark no wonder people wanted a new stadium

I would also like to know who said an all white exterior and green seats with yellow poles was a good look?

NickEsasky
04-09-2013, 09:55 AM
I don't get the white wash look either. Crosley Field did the same thing. This thread has some old shots of Comiskey before the white paint and it was glorious.

Phantom Dreamer
04-09-2013, 01:29 PM
Wow those concourses are cramp and dark no wonder people wanted a new stadium

I would also like to know who said an all white exterior and green seats with yellow poles was a good look?

I'm glad you brought that up. I liked the way old Comiskey looked its final years and I think of it when I imagine what Safeco might look like with a white retractable roof, blue seats and perhaps a partially white exterior.

Chevy114
04-09-2013, 03:35 PM
I'm glad you brought that up. I liked the way old Comiskey looked its final years and I think of it when I imagine what Safeco might look like with a white retractable roof, blue seats and perhaps a partially white exterior.

Those blue and yellow seats and bars would look great at Safeco, but still doesn't fit in the Sox color schemes over the years...

Matt The Hammer
04-10-2013, 11:55 AM
Wow those concourses are cramp and dark no wonder people wanted a new stadium

I would also like to know who said an all white exterior and green seats with yellow poles was a good look?

Not just green - but bright Kelly green.

Always reminded me of this green:

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Fedleaguer
04-11-2013, 12:47 PM
Some guy posted video of his last trip to Comiskey on You Tube. It is split into three parts:

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaepsBBHTh4
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5zXsz81Yto
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIwj2zFtjBI

I found it quite enjoyable. There are moments where he goofs around with his uninterested wife with the camera but overall he takes a nice tour of the stadium. Starts with the outside pregame. They sit in some nice seats for the introductino and early innings and begin to walk the concourses and check out the scene in different spots in the ballpark. For anyone who never went to Comiskey (myself included) it is a nice tour.

What an incredibly awesome find.
I was at this very game. It was my only trip to original Comiskey.
Saw the Cubs at Wrigley earlier the same day.

Thanks for finding this.

Paul W
04-12-2013, 08:06 PM
Wow those concourses are cramp and dark no wonder people wanted a new stadium...

it was jerry & eddie who wanted the new place, "people" didn't matter...

Chevy114
04-13-2013, 06:13 AM
it was jerry & eddie who wanted the new place, "people" didn't matter...

I know, but I feel like I have read some posts from sox fans who were happy to leave it behind as well.

Paul W
04-18-2013, 09:39 PM
I know, but I feel like I have read some posts from sox fans who were happy to leave it behind as well.

sure, there will always that element.
some like new some want old/comfortable.
but the bottom line is when franchise owners want a new place, there's is the voice that matters.

Paul W
04-18-2013, 09:41 PM
late 40's adding a fenway type scoreboard...

ol' aches and pains
04-19-2013, 04:55 AM
bill pulls brick out to be sent to cooperstown '80, the rest came down 10 years later.

I also have one of those 100+ year-old bricks on the bookcase in my home office. A little bit of Chicago translanted to Upstate NY.

Philtration
04-20-2013, 09:48 PM
Can't delete multiple files.

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04-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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04-20-2013, 09:56 PM
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04-20-2013, 09:57 PM
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Light Tower

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04-20-2013, 10:00 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:01 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:01 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:02 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:02 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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04-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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Paul W
04-22-2013, 08:11 PM
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bet food sales were down that day out there...

Paul W
04-22-2013, 08:12 PM
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best way to see those neighborhoods, from a distance

northside irish
04-23-2013, 04:25 PM
best way to see those neighborhoods, from a distance

I can't speak for 1979 as I was 11 and we lived on the northwest side but in 2013, looking to the north from the park;

-Bridgeport is the neighborhood around the park, can be rough in spots but generally ok, even better if you're Irish.
-Chinatown to the north of that is generally ok if you don't hang out on the street at 3:00 in the morning.
-The South Loop is north of Chinatown, full of train yards in this picture but now full of hi-rises with million dollar condos.
-The Loop is the Loop, nice to look at but probably the most unsafe at night of the neighborhoods in the photo.
-To the north of the Loop we have River North, again, hi-rise condos and very upscale retail.
-Old Town would be barely visible to the edge of the frame, trendy yuppies. Beyond that would be Lincoln Park and Lakeview, home to Wriley field where a pedestrian was shot in front of last Sunday night.

Just sayin.

northside irish
04-23-2013, 04:30 PM
Beyond that would be Lincoln Park and Lakeview, home to Wriley field where a pedestrian was shot in front of last Sunday night.

Incidentally, the shooter was arrested today, wittnesses identified him by a White Sox tattoo on his face. Oh the irony.

Lumbergh
04-26-2013, 11:42 PM
-The Loop is the Loop, nice to look at but probably the most unsafe at night of the neighborhoods in the photo.

Just sayin.

wow, I feel so much better knowing this now after I had to venture back to a bar at 4 AM to retrieve a friends cell phone that they left there (we we're flying out of midway later that day and wouldn't have been able to get it).
it was kind of eerie - walking around that area and not a soul to be found until I got to the bar a few blocks away.

chicagowhitesox1173
04-27-2013, 12:28 AM
wow, I feel so much better knowing this now after I had to venture back to a bar at 4 AM to retrieve a friends cell phone that they left there (we we're flying out of midway later that day and wouldn't have been able to get it).
it was kind of eerie - walking around that area and not a soul to be found until I got to the bar a few blocks away.

We woulda made sure you are ok. (i'm drunk) if i knew you were in Bridgeport.

ericlc129
04-30-2013, 01:17 PM
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Thanks for the clarifiation. Thought it was Gene Hackman for a second.

Paul W
05-15-2013, 08:31 PM
father and his kids in the near-ruins...

Paul W
05-15-2013, 08:33 PM
overhead during the '59 series...

alpineinc
05-22-2013, 05:02 PM
Brooks Robinson, weekend of June 20-22, 1958. White Sox would take 2 out of 3. Brooks went 0-11 for the series, in his first season as the O's regular third baseman, and had a career high 22 errors in '58. Not to worry, his hitting and fielding would improve greatly by 1960.

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Matt The Hammer
05-23-2013, 06:54 AM
overhead during the '59 series...

Also has that tell tale playoff look with the umps down the foul lines in the OF too. Cool picture.

Paul W
05-27-2013, 07:22 PM
no date, yank fan waiting after game in the interior concourse...

Paul W
06-10-2013, 09:40 PM
in-game uni fashion show v. jays.
considering how softball-ish ugly the uni's ended up, guess it could have been worse...

HollandsComet
06-18-2013, 04:58 PM
in-game uni fashion show v. jays.
considering how softball-ish ugly the uni's ended up, guess it could have been worse...

"I--state your name..."

Matt The Hammer
06-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Wonder what the significance of the use of #39.

Great pictures of a new idea. Miss Bill...

Milwaukee County Stadium
06-19-2013, 11:27 AM
I wonder what it would be like if it was Comiskey Park was the Historic Baseball Stadium that was still in use today and it was Wrigley Field that was demolished and a new stadium was built for the Cubs instead of how it actually worked out where Comiskey Park that was demolished and the White Sox that built a new stadium

Paul W
06-22-2013, 08:51 PM
I wonder what it would be like if it was Comiskey Park was the Historic Baseball Stadium that was still in use today and it was Wrigley Field that was demolished and a new stadium was built for the Cubs instead of how it actually worked out where Comiskey Park that was demolished and the White Sox that built a new stadium

jerry would still be whining about the narrow walkways and lack of revenue generating schemes.
cub customers would not have detected a difference as long as bud/old style kept flowing.

Chevy114
06-23-2013, 08:29 AM
jerry would still be whining about the narrow walkways and lack of revenue generating schemes.
cub customers would not have detected a difference as long as bud/old style kept flowing.

Yeah we saw how easy it was to go from 3 to 2 when the Tigers bailed to get a new park. Now its too hard to go from 2 to 1.

alpineinc
06-23-2013, 12:00 PM
"Help Keep Chicago Clean" - Camilo Pascual warms up, 1959 or 1960.

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Paul W
08-31-2013, 07:11 AM
tj with the pajama look before george hendricks.
bottom half of pix looks like the 70's and top half looks like the 60's...

Paul W
08-31-2013, 07:19 AM
pete ward and mel stottlemyre in the tiny dugout.
should have stuck with that hat "ny", the style since '76 has no style.

Paul W
09-09-2013, 11:07 PM
close-up look at the carpet/grass line, wonder how carefully they had to cut the grass edge
to keep from chewing up the carpet?

The Monument
09-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Re:the Tommy John pic--arm patch indicates that it's 1969.

Paul W
09-14-2013, 01:11 PM
Re:the Tommy John pic--arm patch indicates that it's 1969.

yep, was alluding to the overal feel...

HollandsComet
09-15-2013, 01:53 PM
May 5, 1981. The late Paul Splittorff had a 1-hitter going early for KC until the roof caved in, as the Chisox scored 6 in the bottom of the 4th en route to a 9-5 win. Carlton Fisk was in his second month with the Sox then. Note how the DHs are just listed as "B"--those old boards weren't ready for "DH". This one was replaced in 1982 by a Diamond Vision and matrix screen.
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alpineinc
09-18-2013, 09:44 AM
GREAT film highlights of Comiskey during the 1956-1960 Go-Go Sox era. Lot of great shots of the Chesterfield scoreboard, stands and exteriors. Audio not original, but still a great video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_HmyXWj49Y

Paul W
09-20-2013, 04:40 PM
post-veecek era changes - new wall, seats, regrading and scoreboard...

Paul W
10-05-2013, 03:01 PM
in the veecek time, 'ya never knew what might be happening.
good look at the "bent" foul pole in the last one...

alpineinc
10-18-2013, 10:04 AM
"In the late 1970s a 15-year-old Billy Sheahan received a Super8 movie camera for his birthday. He spent the next few years documenting everything he loved on 50 foot film rolls. This is a compilation of footage of The Chicago White Sox and old Comiskey Park from 1977 - 1979 with audio commentary by Billy."


https://vimeo.com/13489323

SultanOfWhat
10-21-2013, 09:17 PM
Branch Rickey (St. Louis Browns) in Comiskey in 1915 (ballpark ID & year provided by alpineinc).

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/Southsideparkshare-003_zpsdccaecc0.jpeg~original

Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock
10-27-2013, 06:17 PM
Undoubtably from the 80's. Probably enough info to date it, but I couldn't get in contact with the Eldens:cap:

It originally had a vertical seam line that had to be cleared up via PS, thus some imperfections.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2884/10525766396_b301fe69a6_o.jpg

alpineinc
10-28-2013, 06:48 AM
OD, Tuesday, April 14, 1981, and wishing many more to the Elden family, lol.

Ross Baumgarten the pitcher, and of course Carlton Fisk behind the plate. Paul Molitor singled to right to lead off the game, and Robin Yount is up, who would ground out to the pitcher. The scoreboard would explode in the 4th inning as Fisk socked a grand slam off Pete Vukovich, who didn't fare so well in his first start for the Brewers after the 7 player trade that also sent Rollie Fingers and Ted Simmons to Milwaukee, and the Sox would take it, 9-3.

The Sox had a pretty good year in 1981 (or first half anyway), but the aforementioned trade would pay immediate dividends for the Brewers, as they took the second half AL East crown in that fractured season, losing to the Yanks in the ALDS. But those players would help lift the Brew Crew to the 1982 AL pennant - although Yount winning the '82 AL MVP didn't hurt either.

Matt The Hammer
10-28-2013, 08:20 AM
Wonderful shot. That scoreboard seems so big.

Eldens had to be twins. Or 'irish twins'?

Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock
10-28-2013, 02:35 PM
OD, Tuesday, April 14, 1981, and wishing many more to the Elden family, lol.

Ross Baumgarten the pitcher, and of course Carlton Fisk behind the plate. Paul Molitor singled to right to lead off the game, and Robin Yount is up, who would ground out to the pitcher. The scoreboard would explode in the 4th inning as Fisk socked a grand slam off Pete Vukovich, who didn't fare so well in his first start for the Brewers after the 7 player trade that also sent Rollie Fingers and Ted Simmons to Milwaukee, and the Sox would take it, 9-3.

The Sox had a pretty good year in 1981 (or first half anyway), but the aforementioned trade would pay immediate dividends for the Brewers, as they took the second half AL East crown in that fractured season, losing to the Yanks in the ALDS. But those players would help lift the Brew Crew to the 1982 AL pennant - although Yount winning the '82 AL MVP didn't hurt either.

Wow Alpine. If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were at the game. The only details missing were the names of the security guards in the yellow jackets.

alpineinc
10-29-2013, 12:17 AM
Wow Alpine. If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were at the game. The only details missing were the names of the security guards in the yellow jackets.

Ha ha, I love this stuff. Really brings these great photos to life, trying to get an idea of where everyone's head is at in the photo, what time of season, teams doing great, team stinks, what the fan thinks sitting in the stands that day. Same stuff that adds to the fun of watching live baseball.

JOVE23
10-29-2013, 05:52 PM
Wow Alpine. If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were at the game. The only details missing were the names of the security guards in the yellow jackets.

They're all named Andy Frain and you definitely do NOT want to screw with them

mandrake
10-30-2013, 05:12 AM
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Here are some old pictures I found from my 1990 visit to Comiskey Park....of all the stadiums and ball parks I visited in my life, this one was my all time favorite. Best overall atmosphere ! Yes, some obstructed seats in spots, but still a great place to experience a game. I wish I had a better camera with me back then, but what the heck ! The White Sox beat the Royals that night. Bobby "Thigmeister" Thigpen set a new AL record for saves in a season that game, and Carlton Fisk hit a massive HR to LCF that nearly left the park. I think the scoreboard said it was 457 feet (??? how do they know?)

On the shot of the GO GO SOX scorebpard, was a Happy Birthday message to me that my then girl friend (and now wife !!!) had the Sox put on the board on the lower right side.

"You can put it on the board.....YESSSSSS!"

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10-30-2013, 05:35 AM
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Despite having a crappy camera, I did catch the swing where Fisk launched a monster shot that almost went out of the yard. We had gone to Wrigley the day before, and IMHO, Comiskey was infinitely better. Better sight lines, better atmosphere, better ethnic food, much better behaved fans (more sober !)...just an all around great night at a great ball park. I have a box seat from Old Comiskey !

Our seats were box seats in section 129 but we did walk around before and after the game. A week or so later, Charles Kuwalt did a special on his CBS Sunday Morning show on Comiskey, and not only was it the game we went to , but when they showed a close up clip of the crowd on his show, there was a shot of my wife in our seats. This was way before the days of DVR's, and replaying shows "On demand".... I saw that someone posted great videos on the forum from Comiskey around the time I went to this game, but it wasn't the exact game.

Definitely the best ball park I went to, and the only one where I felt I stepped back in time. The smell of the place (stale beer, cigar smoke, bratwursts grilling etc) made me feel like I could have been in Ebbets Field or the Polo Grounds

alpineinc
11-03-2013, 04:26 PM
1934, Lou Gehrig and fan, sporting a Gehrig Knot Hole League of America patch, undoubtedly from the wrapper of a pack of 1934 Goudey baseball cards!

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alpineinc
11-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Appears to be 1937, Connie Mack with his son Earle Mack, primarily a bench coach but would take over the managerial reins from his father for short periods in 1937 and 1939 due to illnesses. 1937 happened to be the first year the Philadelphia Athletics wore numbers on their uniforms, the last AL team to do so. Note the stadium worker's uniform at left.

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SultanOfWhat
11-10-2013, 08:53 PM
1919 World Series Opener versus Cincinnati Reds. Hmmmm...something smells fishy...

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/ComiskeyShare_zpsb5376221.jpeg~original


First night game in Comiskey, 1939:

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/ComiskeyShare-002_zps16b5bb5e.jpeg~original


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MattD1972
11-11-2013, 02:06 PM
1919 World Series Opener versus Cincinnati Reds. Hmmmm...something smells fishy...

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/ComiskeyShare_zpsb5376221.jpeg~original


The 1919 WS opened in Cincinnati. It does look like Crosley's Sun Deck in right.

SultanOfWhat
11-11-2013, 04:52 PM
The 1919 WS opened in Cincinnati. It does look like Crosley's Sun Deck in right.

You're right about the WS opening in Cincinnati. And that RF corner of the playing field (with the acute angle) does look like Crosley in later years, when it was 366 feet down the RF line.

The photo caption on the back said Chicago, but it was not a type I photo (photo is date stamped 1934), so an error is more likely.


[EDIT: It seems that the caption is actually correct. That is Comiskey after all. Note the cobbled-together flag pole a bit in foul territory near the RF line (there was also one down the LF line), the wire-frame windmill tower outside the ballpark over the RF grandstand, and the roof decks and openings. I think they added bleacher seats for the 1919 WS, extending them to the RF foul line and beyond, into foul territory. Extra seats were also added down the foul lines, right on the playing field.]


Re: the caption below, I think that the text is saying that the game in Chicago is opening, not the Series itself.

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/ComiskeyShare-001_zps06dd13a5.jpeg~original


1917 WS in Comiskey, for comparison:

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b595/bucket5nyy/1917WSComiskey_zpsdf0d5d82.jpg~original

alpineinc
11-23-2013, 09:30 PM
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis' season pass for Comiskey for 1920 (he was a federal judge in Chicago for years), with a nice image of the park itself and the White Sox's schedule on the back for easy reference. One presumes Landis kept a close eye on the likely conspirators as he took in games that year. Being prominent in Chicago politics, he was well known and respected by Charles Comiskey, who pushed for him to be the first baseball commissioner after the 1920 baseball season in the wake of the growing Black Sox scandal. Bottom photo is new commissioner Landis at Comiskey with Ty Cobb in either 1921 or 1922 (probably 1921).

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alpineinc
11-23-2013, 10:10 PM
1917:

Eddie Cicotte, probably '17 WS. No cheating involved. PA announcer (with megaphone!) stands by.

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Sox manager Pants Rowland (L) and then coach Kid Gleason (R) read the paper waiting for the WS to begin. Note odd giant hollow baseball at left.

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alpineinc
11-23-2013, 10:39 PM
White Sox did their part during WWI.

Interesting indeed. Sox players in different kinds of uniforms, armed with baseball bats, 1917. Joe Jackson is front row, third from left. Eddie Cicotte is back row, third from right, turning left and smiling.

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Same Sox players, now closer to game time, marching with actual guns.

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Baseball equipment for the troops, 1917.

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Players buy war bonds to support the effort, 1918.

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Not at Comiskey, but at Madison and 5th, players taking to the streets to recruit, 1918.

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alpineinc
11-23-2013, 10:48 PM
Upper deck view, 1917

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Great team photo, 1917. Joe Jackson front row center (excluding batboys). Chick Gandil mad at the world top row second from right.

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Amazing photo, fans on rooftops looking into Comiskey, 1917.

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riverfrontier
11-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Nice photos, but I'd swear the last two photos in Mandrake's post #954 (the woman with the hair) were taken in front of the left field screen at Tiger Stadium, not Comiskey Park. I used to chase balls around there in batting practice, and I remember it well.

Matt The Hammer
11-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Nice photos, but I'd swear the last two photos in Mandrake's post #954 (the woman with the hair) were taken in front of the left field screen at Tiger Stadium, not Comiskey Park. I used to chase balls around there in batting practice, and I remember it well.

Not saying you're wrong .. but the Zenith ad on the face of the overhang in the one picture by her right ear looks the same as the Zenith ad location in the picture of the field where you can see the 3B upper deck and ads.

Plus - he was there with his chick. You know we all remember where we go with our women when dating. After marriage? Couldn't tell you anywhere we go.

IMO the one with the blue screen is Tiger. The unpainted screen with the crappy repairs and where you can see the ads - was in the picnic area:

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benz99
11-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Also the seats are Blue & in all the other included pictures they are green in post 955

riverfrontier
11-25-2013, 08:26 PM
I think you're right. I didn't examine the top photo of the woman closely enough. It appears that the first photo of the woman is Comiskey. The second one is Tiger Stadium.

benz99
11-26-2013, 08:18 AM
I think you're right. I didn't examine the top photo of the woman closely enough. It appears that the first photo of the woman is Comiskey. The second one is Tiger Stadium.
Unless its just a camera flash illusion as it looks like she has the same shirt, bag, & program:shrug:

ericlc129
11-28-2013, 05:13 PM
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two things you don't see much of anymore. FULL page Marlboro Man ads...and big hair :) You are a lucky guy Mandrake!

alpineinc
11-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Billy Sullivan and his Pierce Arrow, 1933

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alpineinc
11-30-2013, 08:13 AM
Shoeless Joe Jackson and Lefty Jackson (no relation), 1915.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/b547624c520330632b5bd60a98300a02/tumblr_mmsr1rvVCR1s3wjevo1_1280.jpg

http://theshoelessjoe.tumblr.com/page/9

alpineinc
11-30-2013, 08:15 AM
This has possibly been here before. 1916.

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alpineinc
11-30-2013, 08:33 AM
Connie Mack, 1913. Oddly, a nice big bottle of Deep Rock Spring Water (Directly From The Spring in Palmyra NY or NJ), but no water cooler to place it in. Also looks like it's too warm to use the A's sweater/jacket lying on the chair in the corner. And the best part of this photo? The Sox logo graffiti on the dugout wall, lol. Lot of time to kill in those days, perhaps.

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John239
11-30-2013, 09:04 AM
Does anyone know how many rooftop home runs Jimmie Foxx hit at Comiskey? Also, how many times did he completely clear the pavilion? I am trying to compare his distance hitting ability with more modern players..back when Foxx played I believe home plate was further back, making it more difficult to accomplish this feat. I heard his longest hr at Comiskey was estimated at 530' and it cleared the 70' wide pavilion with room to spare.

Blue387
12-14-2013, 02:41 PM
OAK@CWS: Reggie Jackson single in final at-bat
10/4/87: Reggie Jackson records a single in his final at-bat in the Major Leagues


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tSRXgc5YcM

alpineinc
12-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 1967, Twins in town, top of the 2nd inning, 1-1 score, and C Duane Josephson gives chase of a foul ball off the bat of Earl Battey from a Joe Horlen pitch. Despite Harmon Killebrew's 341st HR in the 8th inning, the White Sox held on for a 5-4 victory, with Horlen improving to 5-0 and the Twins' Jim Kaat falling to 1-5, and the first place Sox maintained a 1.5 game lead over the Tigers.

Chicago would finish 3 back of the Red Sox in 4th place, and as for Kaat and the Twins, they could've used this game - Minnesota finished only 1 game out, tied with the Tigers, in a wild pennant race. Joe Horlen would finish second in the Cy Young voting in 1967, going 19-7 with a 2.06 ERA in his finest season.

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alpineinc
01-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Ageless Hoyt Wilhelm dealing in September 1967

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alpineinc
01-14-2014, 06:28 AM
"Babe Ruth, after hitting one" it says on the negative sleeve, but unfortunately Ruth did not hit a home run during this trip to Chicago (June 15-19, 1932), and on the exact date cited (June 18) he went 0-4, so maybe a foul ball or a fly ball to right. Great photo nonetheless.

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Gehrig hit one, however, on the 15th.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/OUTSTANDING-1932-Original-GLASS-PLATE-NEGATIVE-BABE-RUTH-Yankees-HOME-RUN-/261355365388?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item3cd9fe640c
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OUTSTANDING-1932-Original-GLASS-PLATE-NEGATIVE-LOU-GEHRIG-Yankees-BEAUTY-/261355365410?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item3cd9fe6422

alpineinc
01-14-2014, 10:13 PM
1968

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jersey_guy99
02-11-2014, 10:35 PM
It amazes me looking through all the demo pictures oh just how many seats were left when they tore it down. Did the sox not do an official sell off? Or were stadium seats not all that important then?

ol' aches and pains
02-12-2014, 05:27 AM
It amazes me looking through all the demo pictures oh just how many seats were left when they tore it down. Did the sox not do an official sell off? Or were stadium seats not all that important then?

They did sell the seats. My wife's podiatrist when we lived in Chicago had one in his office.

mandrake
02-12-2014, 10:18 AM
I have one ! My wife bought me one for a present ! Lucky for me it was one of the very oldest types.....

jersey_guy99
02-17-2014, 09:16 PM
I was reading some old articles that by the end of the seat sale they were going for $25! That pains me! I was only 7 when the place closed but as a seat collector now I would died to get a seat for that price. Would like to add one to the collection one day

mandrake
02-21-2014, 05:46 AM
Nice photos, but I'd swear the last two photos in Mandrake's post #954 (the woman with the hair) were taken in front of the left field screen at Tiger Stadium, not Comiskey Park. I used to chase balls around there in batting practice, and I remember it well.

I haven't visited this site in a while...

No....that was Comiskey ! And that is my wife back in the big hair days. We went to Tiger Stadium a few days later, and we didn't take pictures out in left field. I don't know if Tiger Stadium had a similar screen , but if it did, we didn't visit it.

Tiger Stadium reminded me a lot of Old Yankee Stadium pre 1973.

mandrake
02-21-2014, 05:50 AM
two things you don't see much of anymore. FULL page Marlboro Man ads...and big hair :) You are a lucky guy Mandrake!


LOL ! I think I'm lucky ! Back then it was the big hair days...maybe she was auditioning for a role on "The Facts of Life" opposite big haired George Clooney.


It was definitely Comiskey Park. Wife wife actually bought a box seat from White Sox charities for my next birthday. Still have it; it's one of the old original box seats.

And while older, my wife is still a good sport. Last winter she went with me to the Giants NYC celebration when they won the 2012 WS and the Giants let me try on one of their WS rings !

bluejay4eva34
02-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Hello,
My name is Ian Jefferson and I'm the son of former White Sox pitcher the late Mr. Jesse Jefferson. My father pitcher from '75-'76 for the Sox. I was wondering if anyone on here had any type of photos of my father pitching or posing in the old ball park wearing the red pin-strip uniform..I do have the photos of him posing with the " clown looking" uniforms as my mother called them..the Google search has some pictures of my dad which I have so that may make it easier. I just looking for photos I may have never seen before.
Thanks,
Ian

alpineinc
03-07-2014, 01:49 PM
1950 ASG

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-All-Star-Game-Comiskey-Park-Press-Wire-Photo-RF-stands-Chicago-White-Sox-/400671920166?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item5d49e85026
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-All-Star-Game-Comiskey-Park-Press-Wire-Photo-pictured-from-home-White-Sox-/400671910263?pt=Vintage_Sports_Memorabilia&hash=item5d49e82977

alpineinc
03-18-2014, 06:14 AM
June 1990. The final season.

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Chevy114
03-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Somewhat off topic what stadiums did this white wash thing? I know Comiskey and Tiger, did anyone else?

kfeser
03-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Yankee Stadium in the 60's

Matt The Hammer
03-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Omaha Beach is thinner than that warning track at the 50' ASG.

ericlc129
04-04-2014, 09:27 AM
1968

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Interesting that only the rows under the roof of each level are filled. Maybe this was JUST after a rain delay?

SultanOfWhat
04-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Interesting that only the rows under the roof of each level are filled. Maybe this was JUST after a rain delay?


Sometimes giveaways/groups are seated like that. Or maybe it's a section for unreserved seats, and the lower sections are reserved.

jersey_guy99
04-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Just bought a seat from the old park. It's one of the straight back wood seats. Am I right to assume that they were the original seats in the park. Wish that the sox included the section that it was from. It has the white painted seat number and old engraved one on it

rkshoop
04-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Just bought a seat from the old park. It's one of the straight back wood seats. Am I right to assume that they were the original seats in the park. Wish that the sox included the section that it was from. It has the white painted seat number and old engraved one on it

Should be original. I bought one when they went on sale with the painted and engraved number.

jersey_guy99
04-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Should be original. I bought one when they went on sale with the painted and engraved number.

Awesome thanks. That's kinda what I figured. They were $250 when they originally went on sale correct?

rkshoop
04-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Awesome thanks. That's kinda what I figured. They were $250 when they originally went on sale correct?

Yes, well spent $250 for me. Picked it up on a cold winter day. The back of a semi down the street from the park.

jersey_guy99
04-25-2014, 05:18 AM
138161My Comiskey seat arrived! Here it is with my Tiger Den seat and my Yankee Stadium seat. Nicer seat bases for 2 of them to come . Ha

rkshoop
04-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Very sweet!