The good old days, memories
The good old days, memories
memories of old comiskey park
1985 happy birthday comiskey park
I went to Old Comiskey four times. Great park, great memories.
i've never been there before, but after looking at old photographs of it, i say it was a pretty cool looking stadium.
Old comiskey park was alot better than that dump they call home now days.they could have stayed at old comiskey park but the owners threated to leave chicago if they did not get there new stadium.i was there once in 1991 for the auction of items from the old comiskey park. and i will say it was and i am sure still is a dump today.Originally Posted by History Of Baseball Fan
Two things bother me about the new park: A. The owners kept claiming that the neighborhood they were in was killing them. So what did they do? Built the new park across the street, of course. B. New Comisky was an antique as soon as Camden Yards opened. Whoever designed the place lacked imagination and vision.
I went to Old Comiskey many times, mainly to see the visiting teams (I'm a Cubs fan). I had friends who were Sox fans, and their Dad used to drive. We used to sit in the lower deck in right field. Some of the fans would buy a beer, pour it out, and fill the cup with "hard stuff" they snuck in in their coats. We had two guys sitting behind us one night, and they would bet on every pitch, whether it would be a ball or strike.
In 1947, we were out there when Yogi Berra was a rookie playing right field. A Roberto Clemente, he wasn't. The Sox fans were brutal in their comments. In the top of the seventh, he hit one into the upper deck, and when he came out in the bottom of the inning, the stands were quieter than a funeral.
In those days, the Sox were terrible, and the two upper decks were opened ONLY for Sunday and holiday double headers.
In August, 1948, I had a cousin who was a photographer with the Chicago Times. He took me with him to a Wednesday afternoon game, and I was on the field before the game. I stood within three feet of Joe DiMaggio, and all I could do was gawk at him. During the game, he hit a line drive into the third deck in left field that broke a seat. Since no one was up there, it sounded like a bomb went off.
My Dad told me he saw The Babe hit one out of the park, not over the roof, but through one of the openings.
This is another one I feel is long overdue.
Does anyone else miss seats this close?
Sometime in Comiskey's final season(s).
Nice picture. Yeah, I absolutely miss seats being that close. You're taking giant leaps backwards with the HOK formation. Keep the pictures rolling.Originally Posted by RichardLillard1
July of '79 it was hot and they wanted nothing to do with disco.....
Elvis has a great view from the field on his website of this night, maybe we can talk him into posting it.
Note the "Disco Sucks!" banner hanging from the upperdeck in left center.
From the cars in the parking lot this looks to be 40's sometime.
The Southside's ganglord takes in a game. Notice how he and his "son" (he reportedly took a stand in out into public with him) are surrounded by guards, he had more protection than Calvin Coolidge!
Also note how the bodyguard behind him in the second picture is reaching for his gun after being startled by a vendor!
Sorry the second one is so small.
I bet after the new stadium opened a lot of Southsiders felt ripped off.
That's all for now, more to come.
Last edited by RichardLillard1; 02-24-2007 at 08:04 PM.
You know if a design company would just take a chance and find a way to build one with an over deck that went that far over the lower bowl while have the very small amounts of foul territory they have now I think it would be the most popular park in baseball.Originally Posted by Knick9
I'm working on it, Richard.Originally Posted by RichardLillard1
The Babe takes a mighty swing in the 1st all star game!
Last edited by Elvis; 02-25-2007 at 04:12 PM.
Josh Gibson slides home in the east-west all-star game...
1933 all star game....
The Green Bay Packers @ Comiskey. Rumor has it that this was Brett favre's 1st season.
1983 - A great year at Comiskey.
Bill Veeck strikes again...1959.
Tom Terrific - opening day, 1986