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Mark
12-18-2008, 12:55 PM
Has anyone ever perused these?

http://images.google.com/images?q=white+sox&q=source%3Alife

Thome25
12-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the link!! I love the pic of Gerry Staley holding the ball up to the camera.

ode to veeck
12-18-2008, 01:23 PM
I like this one :redneck

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=57d2d0c454a9e479&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__I7VTjH_oo_MtL1DD9tnsB8rwkXw=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 47%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

ode to veeck
12-18-2008, 01:25 PM
even better
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=b6592b41faaefe76&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__LRS4N9mCxEu_Vyxg_k3weC0H7Og=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 68%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

ode to veeck
12-18-2008, 01:27 PM
nice boxers minnie http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=4c47fe36c8a301d6&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__q_BwWFSDqrsR1MmttHvnJMQboUs=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 89%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

PaleHoser
12-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Nice find!

MisterB
12-18-2008, 02:03 PM
nice boxers minnie http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=4c47fe36c8a301d6&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__q_BwWFSDqrsR1MmttHvnJMQboUs=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 89%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Hard to tell but, those look like little kitties to me. :roflmao:

I like this one (http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=197c1a1b676e72c0&q=white+sox+source:life&ei=9KtKScCSG6X8NO7ihMMP&sig2=pgKqYAgIYk9IDJUdCChxfw&usg=__b1gpdJ9yd9ewjmqsQieaLWbLLJ4=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 8%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN) myself. Found the game, too. June 21, 1960 vs. the Orioles (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA196006210.shtml). Jerry Staley coming in to relieve Billy Pierce in the top of the 8th with the Sox up 3-2. Staley would give up the tying run 2 batters later, but the Sox pull it out with a Jim Landis homer in the bottom of the 9th. :bandance:

ode to veeck
12-18-2008, 02:27 PM
fenway ought to enjoy all the Ted Williams shots at Comiskey

whitesox901
12-18-2008, 02:35 PM
Those are awsome! :thumbsup:

Lip Man 1
12-18-2008, 03:19 PM
Many of these photos are from the 1959 World Series, alos some of them were apparently shot off either a TV set or from a kinescope recording of a game. You can tell by the rounded black edges on the shots.

Lip

eriqjaffe
12-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Many of these photos are from the 1959 World Series, alos some of them were apparently shot off either a TV set or from a kinescope recording of a game. You can tell by the rounded black edges on the shots.That looks more like vignetting caused by a lens shade or something, to me. Those certainly don't look like they were shot off of a TV - it's Life Magazine, for crying out loud.

JNS
12-18-2008, 05:01 PM
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=921958034bb2bdd7&q=white+sox+source:life&ei=ltRKSYXgB8Sa-gbKi6XADw&sig2=9GlHYct2zoEDp6KH6HzSUQ&usg=__4udLeH5O3Xb54NOu5DCvXp5w6wI=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 26%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

This one was taken on Hyde Park Blvd. (51st Street) next to the old Piccadilly Theatre. you can see the Metra Electric (thin the IC) viaduct in the background.

Lots of Sox players (and Veeck too) lived in Hyde Park. Obama's house is exactly 5 blocks in the direction that Gerry and his son are walking. During his second tenure as Sox owner, Veeck lived 1 1/2 blocks West of where this photo was taken - on the 5000 block of Dorchester. There is a plaque in front of the house now,

I bet others will be able to find locations of photos taken on the streets.

Edit: I guess there aren't any other pix taken on the streets!

JNS
12-18-2008, 05:16 PM
Many of these photos are from the 1959 World Series, alos some of them were apparently shot off either a TV set or from a kinescope recording of a game. You can tell by the rounded black edges on the shots.

Lip

I see a bunch from 1969 too - Duane Josephson and Don Gutterage. And at least one of Don Buford. These photos seem to span from the early 50s to the late 60s.

Lip Man 1
12-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Erig:

I don't know what that word you used means but because it's Life don't you think they'd know better then to have a lenscap shade what they were trying to shoot?

Lip

Bucky F. Dent
12-18-2008, 08:07 PM
Great Find!

itsnotrequired
12-18-2008, 09:07 PM
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=fac11c42de4cf936&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__XEexDxfi_YWNYvkm1RhqC6XMggc=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

:scratch:

TommyJohn
12-18-2008, 10:14 PM
Is that site that had all the White Sox photos still up? I think the guy that maintained it was named Fletcher? I recall reading that he closed it temporarily because too many people were using the pics without his permission. Imagine that.

EDIT: I just found it. I couldn't find the interview with him on here, but just did. The guy's name was Leo Bauby. I was close.

AAAAnd his site is still closed. Guess people must've been really naughty, it has been closed for a while.

eriqjaffe
12-18-2008, 10:31 PM
Erig:

I don't know what that word you used means but because it's Life don't you think they'd know better then to have a lenscap shade what they were trying to shoot?

LipMy guess would be that they would be cropped for publication. I could be wrong, though. At the least, they look way to clear to have been taken from a TV or kinescope.

ohthosechisox
12-19-2008, 12:13 AM
Thanks so much for sharing this find!

My favorite:
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=a5607457ec8dddf4&q=white+sox+source:life&ei=UDtLSfSkOqOiNYDV1L8P&sig2=835iKKTxW7-iclFfPHylcg&usg=__qqypkVBMSOcTzwqxbQhXfkblO0w=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

pistolesatdawn
12-19-2008, 01:54 AM
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=fac11c42de4cf936&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__XEexDxfi_YWNYvkm1RhqC6XMggc=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

:scratch:

Just like this one says Billy Martin is fielding a grounder when he's clearly fielding a throw from the outfield.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=758aa1a6f82120fd&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__9pjMp_TMTRBG12CaPZuYfFAc1uQ=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

And this is one helluva forkball. (Did I get the teal right? My monitor is going out)

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=b2fd18ba3df59295&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__-r7M2u9cPnpPPbWbIOTyC5aJd3o=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

pistolesatdawn
12-19-2008, 03:34 AM
Does anybody know if that's possibly the press box for Cardinal's football games hanging from the roof? '59 was of course the last year they were in Chicago.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=9f211e78a065c2cc&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__AoiwoPCyC5sunkJ3TmtBLJ3i-PI=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 80%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

JNS
12-19-2008, 09:08 AM
Does anybody know if that's possibly the press box for Cardinal's football games hanging from the roof? '59 was of course the last year they were in Chicago.

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=9f211e78a065c2cc&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__AoiwoPCyC5sunkJ3TmtBLJ3i-PI=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 80%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

That's correct. I think it was used as a sort of party box - a precursor to sky-boxes - at one point or another. But yes - that's the football press box.

ode to veeck
12-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Erig:

I don't know what that word you used means but because it's Life don't you think they'd know better then to have a lenscap shade what they were trying to shoot?

Lip

Photogs were still using things like speed graphics for baseball well into 50s and the 35mm didn't really take off for this purpose until 60s. They also shot from on the playing field in foul territory and near the on deck circles, as you can tell from a few of these shots, like the one shot through the 1st baseman's legs of a close play at 2nd.

ode to veeck
12-19-2008, 09:55 AM
Photogs were still using things like speed graphics for baseball well into 50s and the 35mm didn't really take off for this purpose until 60s. They also shot from on the playing field in foul territory and near the on deck circles, as you can tell from a few of these shots, like the one shot through the 1st baseman's legs of a close play at 2nd.


http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=a5607457ec8dddf4&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__xP2uVYkVJycqmvwwymlt1es5nxA=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

maybe 3rd base coach's legs

JNS
12-19-2008, 10:39 AM
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=a5607457ec8dddf4&q=white+sox+source:life&usg=__xP2uVYkVJycqmvwwymlt1es5nxA=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den

maybe 3rd base coach's legs

1st base coach - you can see the 1st baseman's mitt.

Look at Cleveland Stadium! All filled up! It was a ghost town for most of the 60s, 70s. and 80s.

Vernam
12-19-2008, 06:51 PM
A nice shot of Hoyt Wilhelm cocking his head to the side in compensation for his bad eye: http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=white+sox+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D3 6%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN&imgurl=829c7d61172b43e8

Awesome find, Mark. :thumbsup:

Vernam

LITTLE NELL
12-20-2008, 07:58 PM
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=921958034bb2bdd7&q=white+sox+source:life&ei=ltRKSYXgB8Sa-gbKi6XADw&sig2=9GlHYct2zoEDp6KH6HzSUQ&usg=__4udLeH5O3Xb54NOu5DCvXp5w6wI=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwhite%2Bsox%2Bsource:life%26start%3D1 26%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

This one was taken on Hyde Park Blvd. (51st Street) next to the old Piccadilly Theatre. you can see the Metra Electric (thin the IC) viaduct in the background.

Lots of Sox players (and Veeck too) lived in Hyde Park. Obama's house is exactly 5 blocks in the direction that Gerry and his son are walking. During his second tenure as Sox owner, Veeck lived 1 1/2 blocks West of where this photo was taken - on the 5000 block of Dorchester. There is a plaque in front of the house now,

I bet others will be able to find locations of photos taken on the streets.

Edit: I guess there aren't any other pix taken on the streets!
These are great pictures and bring back many memories for me. A lot of the Sox players in the 50s lived during the season in the Del Prado Hotel right near where Staley is walking.
We had some great teams in the 50s and 60s but whats sad is we only won one pennant, Damn Yankees. As a kid I never witnessed a losing season until 68 and I was in Viet Nam that year which made it a really lousy year.

ode to veeck
12-20-2008, 08:28 PM
These are great pictures and bring back many memories for me. A lot of the Sox players in the 50s lived during the season in the Del Prado Hotel right near where Staley is walking.
We had some great teams in the 50s and 60s but whats sad is we only won one pennant, Damn Yankees. As a kid I never witnessed a losing season until 68 and I was in Viet Nam that year which made it a really lousy year.

In thge 50s the Del Prado was still one of the best hotels in town, my mom was a stewardess then and the flight crews liked staying there

JNS
12-20-2008, 08:46 PM
In the 50s the Del Prado was still one of the best hotels in town, my mom was a stewardess then and the flight crews liked staying there

Both you and Little Nell are correct. Lot's of stuff went down at the Depravo - I mean Del Prado. And it made sense that flight crews would stay there - it was right between Midway - then the main airport - and downtown.

There was a huge terrace on the roof, and a Chinese restaurant called the House of Eng. Had a 4:00 license - a great place for a late drink out on the terrace. They also had an Asian key club - private - with lots of high-stakes gambling. It was also where Ralph Capone, Al's brother, who lived into the 1970s - and lived across the street on Hyde Park Blvd., and Ralph Pierce, his partner in 5th, 6th, and 7th ward gambling had their HQ.

Before I was old enough to get into bars I spent many angst-filled teenage hours very late at night at the 24 hour coffee shop in the ground floor - the Hyde Park Coffee Shop.

Visiting teams stayed there too. I know a guy - a few years older than me - who had the privilege of:

-- Getting spit upon by a drunk Mickey Mantle when he asked him for his autograph;
-- Have Ted Williams throw the very same autograph book across 53rd Street. "You want an autograph kid? Here's your ****ing autograph!"

The guy it happened to told me that the Williams incident happened in 1958 or so, when he was about 11, and the Mantle thing a couple of years later.

Staley and son are in front of the Piccadilly - a few blocks away on 51st and Blackstone. The Del Prado is on 53rd and Hyde Park Blvd. The Piccadilly Theatre closed in 1963 - I was at the final day; a monster triple-feature! The Piccadilly Hotel is now U of Chicago married student housing and has been for decades. The bar that Gerry is in front of is now the office of the Hyde Park Herald newspaper.

Sad to say the Del Prado was bought about 20 years ago and made into Section 8 apartments. It was bought again this year and will probably be rehabbed into condos at once the real estate slump ends, whenever that will be.