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Fenway
06-25-2005, 05:23 PM
The White Sox are well represented in a new coffee table book REAL CHICAGO
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Comiskey memories. Photo by Gene Pesek, April 6, 1960.
With the World Series teams still on the board, steelworkers erect a new $300,000 scoreboard.
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That summer feeling. May 14, 1952.
Comiskey Park grandstands fill as the White Sox prepare to take the field in season's first night game
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Dressed for success. Photo by Ralph Arvidson, October 8, 1959.
Nadine Rojas shows off her dress decorated with the names of her favorite Sox players.
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"Beer bath." Photo by Charles Gekler, October 2, 1959.
White Sox outfielder Al Smith backs up to Comiskey Park's left field wall in pursuit of a Charlie Neal home run in Game 2 of the 1959 World Series-and got soaked. For the rest of his life, Smith would brag he was the only player who ever drank a beer on the field during a series game. (These photos were taken by a specially built action camera.)

Fenway
06-25-2005, 05:29 PM
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What was he thinking? Photo by Randy Leffingwell, March 1, 1976.
Sox owner Bill Veeck displays new team uniforms, modeled by former players Moose Skowron (from left), Moe Drabowsky, Jim Rivera and Dave Nicholson
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The night records rained. Photo by Chuck Kirman, July 12, 1979.
A capacity crowd storms the field at Comiskey Park on Disco Demolition Night. Chicago police were called in to clear the field

and from a time when Sox fans DID like Wrigley
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In the Bears' den. November 17, 1963.
Wrigley Field during Bears-Packers game. The Bears went on to win the NFL Championship against the New York Giants in Wrigley Field 14-10

whitesoxwilkes
06-25-2005, 10:38 PM
Great pics Fenway...thanks!

SOXintheBURGH
06-25-2005, 10:46 PM
That's a good lookin' baseball stadium.. Cheers, fenway! :gulp:

Tragg
06-25-2005, 11:21 PM
Great pictures.

Okay old timers (real old timers).

What was the better football stadium: Comiskey or Wrigley? I just ran a search on the Cardinals and the Bidwill's owned them in the 40s like they do today - good lord.

It also looks like both teams' benches were on the same side of the field in Wrigley.

Brian26
06-26-2005, 10:11 PM
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What was he thinking? Photo by Randy Leffingwell, March 1, 1976.
Sox owner Bill Veeck displays new team uniforms, modeled by former players Moose Skowron (from left), Moe Drabowsky, Jim Rivera and Dave Nicholson


I like how Drabowsky has his jersey tucked in. Rivera certainly is making fun of the shorts, too. That's a great photo! Thanks Fenway!

scottjanssens
06-27-2005, 12:08 PM
Okay old timers (real old timers).

What was the better football stadium: Comiskey or Wrigley? I just ran a search on the Cardinals and the Bidwill's owned them in the 40s like they do today - good lord.

Any football markings inside a baseball stadium is quite simply a travesty and an affront to all things good. It's spoils the beuaty of baseball and is a really lousy palce to watch a football game.

32nd&Wallace
06-27-2005, 12:41 PM
anyone have any photos of comiskey park when it was used for football?