Chicago Cubs, from left to right: Higbe, Garback, Epperly and Flowers, 1937, Chicago.
Although the term was not coined until 1985, Chicago’s first “Crosstown Classic” meeting between the Cubs and the White Sox was during the 1906 World Series.
Cubs Win! (even though the opener was away, and it’s only appropriate to do so during home games, let’s fly the flag)
Learn more about the history of the Cubs Win Flag here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubs_Win_Flag
Also, my allegiances will remain private. I shall celebrate here when the Sox win as well!
Chicago White Stockings (Cubs), 1880.
Cubs Official Program, 1953, Chicago.
via Cubs by the Numbers
Chicago Cubs playing cards in the clubhouse, 1954, Chicago.
That’s pitcher Turk Lown, seated, wearing no pants.
Can anyone identify the other players?
Making game day signs for the CTA, 1967, Chicago.
Ivy planted, scoreboard under construction at Wrigley, 1937, Chicago.
Will it come down?
The Dugout, 1948, Norman Rockwell.
Attached is the photographed subject used for this painting, one of his rare watercolors.
Cubs vs. Pirates, Wrigley Field, 1936, Chicago.
Chicago Tribune Archive Photo
Waiting in line to enter Wrigley Field, 1945, Chicago
Panoramic view of Wrigley Field, 1929, Chicago.
The first Mayor Daley (with a 13 year old second Mayor Daley) shaking hands with the Cubs’ GM, Stan Hack and the Sox’s GM, Frank Lane at the 1955 Cross Town Classic, Chicago.
Screenshot from JJ Abrams new show Revolution, where electricity is extinct and cities have become overgrown. Evidently in this future, the Cubs are going to win this year.
Tommy Asmanson, player for the Niesen-Gunthers (a semi-pro baseball team), 1908, Chicago.
Read more about the Niesen-Gunthers, a northside rival to the Cubs, who’s park was in Ravenswood: http://voices.yahoo.com/ravenswoods-baseball-history-7435798.html
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