It was somewhere around 1977 that Comiskey became the oldest baseball stadium still in use. It held that distinction until 1990.
I started going to White Sox ga mes in the early 70's. The year before my older sister had won two tickets at School and my Dad took her. We were (and they still are) a Cubs family. So I believe this was my Dad's first trip there. I remember hearing all about the game when I got home and I decided the next year, I would get perfect attendance and spend a day with my Dad. We were a family of 4 kids at the time and 5 was not long after that, so 1 on 1 time with my Dad was at a premium.
The next year I had perfect attendance and I went to my first game. Dick Allen, hit a homerun and I fell in love with the team. Ie still liked the Cubs and enjoyed our annual trips to Wrigleyield as a family. But I cherished my trips to Comiskey. My Dad took me most every year to a White Sox game, I remembere being dedlighted to be able to watch former Cub heroes of mine Ron Santo and later Don Kessinger after they were moved to the Sox.
I could talk Comiskey all day, but I was informed to keep these A to Z posts short. So, I will just give you a quick guided tour.
|Game 1 1959 World Series at Comiskey Park|
|The exploding scoreboard that shot off fireworks after every Sox Homer|
|The Exterior of the stadium|
|I think I sat behind one of these at nearly every game I went to.|
We got a lot of give-a-way seats and these were what they gave away
|Carlton Fisk switched Sox (from Red to White) in 1980 and was still with Chicago in 1990|
Fisk is featured today at my sports blog
|Final Game at Comiskey|
|Out with the old. In with the blue.|
|They Tore Down Paradise|
|Left Home Plate in the Parking Lot|
|Prior to demolition of the stadium,|
the seats were removed and sold to television stars