Posts tagged baseball

Lining up for $1 bleacher seats at Wrigley, 1965, Chicago.

Lining up for $1 bleacher seats at Wrigley, 1965, Chicago.

Scoreboard constuction continues, with freshly planted ivy below, Wrigley Field, 1937, Chicago.

Scoreboard constuction continues, with freshly planted ivy below, Wrigley Field, 1937, Chicago.

Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Rooftops, circa 1917, Comiskey Park, Chicago.

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Cubs on Parade, sheet music,1907, Chicago.

Cubs on Parade, sheet music,1907, Chicago.

Game at the Cubs’ (then known as the Colts) West Side Park, bounded by Taylor, Polk, Wood and Wolcott, 1895, Chicago.

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Game at the Cubs’ (then known as the Colts) West Side Park, bounded by Taylor, Polk, Wood and Wolcott, 1895, Chicago.

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Comiskey Park, 1997, Chicago.
Happy Opening Day, everyone!

Comiskey Park, 1997, Chicago.

Happy Opening Day, everyone!

Street Ball, 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster

Street Ball, 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster

Dear Readers: 

Today, Calumet 412 is heading to warmer climes for spring training. For the next 12 days, I’ve only scheduled one post per day, with regularly scheduled posts returning on the 18th.

Until then, stay warm and make sure the snow is gone when I get back…:) !

Photo: Chicago Cubs (and mascots) on California’s Catalina Island for spring training, February 1939.

via bleedcubbieblue.com

Dear Readers:

Today, Calumet 412 is heading to warmer climes for spring training. For the next 12 days, I’ve only scheduled one post per day, with regularly scheduled posts returning on the 18th.

Until then, stay warm and make sure the snow is gone when I get back…:) !

Photo: Chicago Cubs (and mascots) on California’s Catalina Island for spring training, February 1939.

via bleedcubbieblue.com

The Go Cubs Go sign is removed from the Addison exit off the Kennedy, 1980, Chicago.
Anyone remember why the sign was removed?

The Go Cubs Go sign is removed from the Addison exit off the Kennedy, 1980, Chicago.

Anyone remember why the sign was removed?

The first photograph of an “indoor baseball” team, 1897, Chicago.
Indoor baseball, later named “softball” in 1926, was invented in Chicago in 1887.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball

The first photograph of an “indoor baseball” team, 1897, Chicago.

Indoor baseball, later named “softball” in 1926, was invented in Chicago in 1887.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball

Fans ride a moving sidewalk ramp to the upper-decks at Wrigley, 1956, Chicago.
Due to technical problems, the ramp was removed after only a couple seasons.

Fans ride a moving sidewalk ramp to the upper-decks at Wrigley, 1956, Chicago.

Due to technical problems, the ramp was removed after only a couple seasons.

Baseball in Lincoln Park, 1923, Chicago

Baseball in Lincoln Park, 1923, Chicago

The Chicago American Giants, 1919, Chicago.

The Chicago American Giants, 1919, Chicago.

Bill Veeck stands outside Comiskey, 1975 (right after repurchasing the White Sox), Chicago.

Bill Veeck stands outside Comiskey, 1975 (right after repurchasing the White Sox), Chicago.