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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!

CM Punk (born Phillip Jack Brooks), WWE Champion, Chicago native and Lockport Township High School graduate, photographed at North Ave Beach, 2008, Chicago.

I’m not a wrestling fan by any means, but I like what CM stands for. He lives the “straight edge” life (meaning no drugs, no drinking, no promiscuous sex, etc…). He does tons for the community and has always represented Chicago well; his costume even incorporates the Chicago flag.

Wildly popular, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion the last few years but unexpectedly retired this year. By all accounts, Brooks, a Wicker Park resident, is a solid role model and represents the best of Chicagoans: tough on the outside with a heart of gold.

CM Punk (born Phillip Jack Brooks), WWE Champion, Chicago native and Lockport Township High School graduate, photographed at North Ave Beach, 2008, Chicago.

I’m not a wrestling fan by any means, but I like what CM stands for. He lives the “straight edge” life (meaning no drugs, no drinking, no promiscuous sex, etc…). He does tons for the community and has always represented Chicago well; his costume even incorporates the Chicago flag.

Wildly popular, CM Punk has been the WWE Champion the last few years but unexpectedly retired this year. By all accounts, Brooks, a Wicker Park resident, is a solid role model and represents the best of Chicagoans: tough on the outside with a heart of gold.

Street Ball, 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster

Street Ball, 1944, Chicago. Gordon Coster

Ice skatng at Marina City, 1965, Chicago.

Ice skatng at Marina City, 1965, Chicago.

Fans gather for what is now called “The Long Count Fight”  between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.

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

Fans gather for what is now called “The Long Count Fight” between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.

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

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.

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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.

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Speed skating in Garfield Park, 1931, Chicago

Speed skating in Garfield Park, 1931, Chicago

In 1961, photographer Ralph Morse gathered 14 NFL quarterbacks in Chicago for an historic photo shoot for Life Magazine.
The Bears’ Billy Wade is fourth from the left in the back row. How many others can you recognize? No Google cheating!

In 1961, photographer Ralph Morse gathered 14 NFL quarterbacks in Chicago for an historic photo shoot for Life Magazine.

The Bears’ Billy Wade is fourth from the left in the back row. How many others can you recognize? No Google cheating!

Skating inside the Chicago Stadium (which stood across the street from today’s United Center at 1800 W Madison), at the time the world’s largest indoor skating rink, 1930, Chicago.

Skating inside the Chicago Stadium (which stood across the street from today’s United Center at 1800 W Madison), at the time the world’s largest indoor skating rink, 1930, Chicago.