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MARTINMVP
03-21-2010, 01:41 PM
Found a group of old Comiskey Park photos on the Tribune website today. These may have already been up there for a while, but I am not a regular visitor there so today is the first time I have come across them. Was never there, but man, that place looked like a cool place to be. The sad part is, I was only 7 years old in 1991... I kind of wish my dad had the initiative to take me to a baseball game when I was younger (though in all fairness, I probably had no interest myself until 1992).

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-080725-old-comiskey-photogallery,0,6096312.photogallery

Slappy
03-21-2010, 03:00 PM
Very cool! Thanks Martin.

Really good memories at that place.

My dad knew an old man who worked the ticket booth who would let me and a couple friends in for free in all the time. He even had candy bars ready for us when we came.

I have pictures of me and my dad at the last game at Comiskey, and for some reason I look really sad or pissed off in them and I always laugh about that.

Taliesinrk
03-21-2010, 03:45 PM
:thumbsup: Thanks!

Woofer
03-21-2010, 05:52 PM
Great pics. Love the one with Babe Ruth and the balloon.

MARTINMVP
03-21-2010, 08:13 PM
What I found to be interesting are the pictures that look like they are sitting in the dugout. The dugouts appear to be brick. I've never been in a MLB dugout myself, but I don't recall ever noticing brick dugouts before.

MARTINMVP
03-21-2010, 08:15 PM
One more observation. The above Comiskey photo from 1966. Notice how few cars are on the Dan Ryan - during daylight. If only we could be so lucky today.

MARTINMVP
03-21-2010, 08:17 PM
One more cool photo I was looking at online, at what I assume to be Old Comiskey. A White Sox player standing next to Babe Ruth and another player (a Cubs player? - logo looks more like the modern Cincinatti C logo)...

http://media.photobucket.com/image/comiskey%20park%20dugout/BillBurgess/Bills%20Rare%20Photo%20Finds/Bills%20Babe%20Ruth%20Photos/Image36-1.jpg

EDIT - upon further review, while pleading ignorance, I'm not sure if the guy in the center is supposed to be from the White Sox or the Red Sox.

Daver
03-21-2010, 08:18 PM
If you haven't already you may want to check out the Memories of Old Comiskey on the main page here.

MARTINMVP
03-21-2010, 08:25 PM
If you haven't already you may want to check out the Memories of Old Comiskey on the main page here.

I have sorted through it multiple times already during this off season. There is nothing further I can add as far as complementing it that I'm sure hasn't already been said. Such an unbelievable collection, made even better with the added captions.

SephClone89
03-21-2010, 08:45 PM
One more cool photo I was looking at online, at what I assume to be Old Comiskey. A White Sox player standing next to Babe Ruth and another player (a Cubs player? - logo looks more like the modern Cincinatti C logo)...

http://media.photobucket.com/image/comiskey%20park%20dugout/BillBurgess/Bills%20Rare%20Photo%20Finds/Bills%20Babe%20Ruth%20Photos/Image36-1.jpg

EDIT - upon further review, while pleading ignorance, I'm not sure if the guy in the center is supposed to be from the White Sox or the Red Sox.


http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2208334&cp=1452347.1452702.1168173

Also, I'm fairly certain that's Luke Appling.

g0g0
03-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Great pics. Love the one with Babe Ruth and the balloon.

Me too! Wait, is that a tag and sticker on his sideways cap?? :tongue:

MisterB
03-22-2010, 06:54 PM
My guess: The 1933 All-Star Game. (L to R) Babe Ruth (NYY), Al Simmons (CWS), Earl Averill (CLE). All three wearing their home uniforms.