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Fenway
12-28-2009, 01:47 PM
Interesting article on the non-baseball events at Fenway over the past 98 years.

The FDR rally with some guy named Sinatra in 1944 must have been something

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2009/12/27/touching_em_all_at_fenway/

I am sure Old Comiskey had a similar list.

TommyJohn
12-28-2009, 01:59 PM
Interesting article on the non-baseball events at Fenway over the past 98 years.

The FDR rally with some guy named Sinatra in 1944 must have been something

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2009/12/27/touching_em_all_at_fenway/

I am sure Old Comiskey had a similar list.

Don't know if any political rallies were held at old Comiskey (usually Soldier Field was used for those) but it does have a great boxing history: Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta fought a 10 rounder there, Joe Louis won a historic heavyweight title there, Sonny Liston KO'd Floyd Patterson in the 1st round to win his crown. Football-Ernie Nevers scored a never-broken 40 points in one game against the Bears and scored six touchdowns, a record tied but never broken. The Bears suffered one of the worst defeats in their history there (53-14). I'm sure there is more that I am missing.

jamokes
12-28-2009, 02:55 PM
Don't forget the Beatles playing at Comiskey!!

MeteorsSox4367
12-28-2009, 03:22 PM
The Sting beating San Diego on Frantz Mathieu's goal in the shootout to advance to the 1981 NASL Soccer Bowl. The Sting then beat the New York Cosmos in Toronto to win the championship.

(OK, I admit to having been a huge NASL nerd as a kid.)

downstairs
12-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Don't forget the Beatles playing at Comiskey!!

And the 1978 Summer Jam series. Who played those? I want to say The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith were included?

ewokpelts
12-28-2009, 09:23 PM
And the 1978 Summer Jam series. Who played those? I want to say The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith were included?stones never played comiskey. ACDC did, though.

WinningUgly!
12-31-2009, 11:29 AM
stones never played comiskey. ACDC did, though.


The Stones concert was in New Comiskey, in '02.

michned
01-01-2010, 05:32 PM
And the 1978 Summer Jam series. Who played those? I want to say The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith were included?

The second one (I think) was the Eagles, Steve Miller, and Pablo Cruise. I had great seats for baseball, but I could barely see the stage in deep center field.

MeteorsSox4367
01-01-2010, 06:09 PM
I also seem to recall the Police and Flock of Seagulls playing at Comiskey Park and my sister coming home claiming to have caught "a contact high.":D: