View Full Version : The Tour to end all Tours - 1913-1914

11-04-2005, 06:24 AM
Hi everyone,

I was really interested to read the article in the online Cubune regarding the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants world tour of 1913-1914, which included a game played at Stamford Bridge in England.

As a UK White Sox fan, I would be really interested to know if anyone has any photo's or photographic prints of this game and would be willing to sell one to me.

Heres hoping!

11-04-2005, 08:56 AM
Yeah, I read about that, too, but I don't know where you'd go to get more info on it. There are pictures in Sox books here and there, but you really have to dig. I suppose newspaper archives might have stuff.

I've seen pictures of the Comiskeys sitting on camels in Egypt!

11-04-2005, 10:01 AM
I haven't read it, but you might want to try this book:


11-04-2005, 10:05 AM
I haven't read it, but you might want to try this book:

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/bookinfo/4295.htmlI don't think Bob Minzesheimer actually read the book (emphasis mine):

"A lively [account] of the world-wide tour the NY Giants and Chicago Cubs took in 1913-14. A novelist couldn't make up its stories: The players met Pope Pius X, tea magnate Thomas Lipton and the last khedive of Egypt."--Bob Minzesheimer,www.USA (http://www.USA) Today.com.

Baby Fisk
11-04-2005, 11:33 AM
Additional Source: An entire chapter of Charles Comiskey's biography is dedicated to the historic Sox-Giants tour. The biography was first published in 1919, but recently re-issued and is available online: linky (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786415983/qid=1131125435/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-5093512-1043242?v=glance&s=books)

11-11-2005, 07:24 AM
Thanks for your replies.

11-28-2005, 03:50 PM
I realize this thread is somewhat old, but I figured that these might be of interest:


...all scanned direct from the book mentioned earlier in the thread...

11-28-2005, 06:40 PM
America... **** yeah.

11-28-2005, 06:42 PM
There's a pretty good shot of some of the White Sox and Giants players standing by the Sphinx in Egypt in Ken Burns' Baseball book; maybe next time I'm on campus I'll scan it at the library.

11-28-2005, 06:52 PM
America... **** yeah.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:XYjmKiT6eIUJ:www.virgin.net/movies/wallpapers/images/teamamerica_1024.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.virgin.net/movies/wallpapers/images/teamamerica_1024.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.virgin.net/movies/wallpapers/teamamerica.html&h=768&w=1024&sz=132&tbnid=XYjmKiT6eIUJ:&tbnh=112&tbnw=150&hl=en&start=2&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dteam%2Bamerica%2Bworld%2Bpolice%26svn um%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)

11-29-2005, 08:37 PM
Fabulous pics and a wonderful tour. This is one of the great moments of baseball history that is all but forgotten today. Heard a lecture about this several years ago and it is one of the seminal moments of how baseball was introduced to Europe and Asia.