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West Side Park at Polk & Wolcott

July 27, 1880: Joe Tinker born

Joe Tinker was born on this day in 1880

#TBT: 1931 Comiskey Park Ticket Book

Comiskey Park Ticket Book from 1931

June 27, 1893: “Brooklyn Day” at the World’s Fair and West Side Park

June 27 was “Brooklyn Day” at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago

May 17, 1903: Cool Papa Bell born

Cool Papa Bell was born on this day

May 1, 1951: Minnie Miñoso makes his White Sox debut

Minnie Minoso makes his White Sox debut

May 1, 1880: White Stockings Earn Majors’ First Walk-Off Win

The Chicago White Stockings get the first walk-off win in major league history,

April 20, 1916: Cubs Play their First Game at Weeghman Park

Cubs Play their First Game at Weeghman Park

March 23: Gavvy Cravath born

Gavvy Cravath was born on this day

March 20: George Altman born

George Altman was born on this day in 1933

Feb. 11: Willie Smith born

Feb. 11, 1939: Willie Smith born in Anniston, Alabama. Cubs left fielder and first baseman 1968-70. Last  major league player to have pitched and played in the field at least 15 times each in a season. Hit a walk-off pinch-hit… Continue Reading →

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