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"It Was Teenage Rebellion" Dave Hoekstra and Nick D On Disco Demolition Night

Back on July 12th, 1979 our own Nick Digilio and Dave Hoekstra both traveled to Comiskey Park to attend Disco Demolition Night.

37 years and a few months later Dave joins Nick D to reminisce about that fateful evening and discuss his new book… 136 more words

Nick Digilio

American History Journal: 6/26/16

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’, including the first U.S Zoo, President Garfield is hot, Chicago’s Comiskey Park opens, the City of Chicago propose to secede from the state in 1925, Popeye debuts, Johnny Carson hits the airwaves, the first Gay Pride Parade and more. 19 more words

Dave Plier

Lost Advertisements--"Play Ball!"

Opening Day at Comiskey Park, 1919, the first opener after the end of World War I:

The ad above appeared in Chicago Newspapers on May 1, 1919, and appealed to the patriotism of fans: 307 more words

Cicotte's Knuckleball

With the Chicago White Sox holding onto a slim lead in the American league race, John Brinsley Sheridan of The St. Louis Globe-Democrat said they were in first place because of the pitch he called “(T)he hobo of balldom, it’s course, even when under control, being entirely beyond the influence of the pitcher, so far as the break at the plate is concerned…It is a hobo!” 627 more words

U.S. Cellular renames Comiskey Park

On January 31, 2003, Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, became U.S. Cellular Field as the naming rights were signed over in a $68-million, 23-year contract was signed with the wireless service giant. 181 more words

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Currently Reading: Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck by Paul Dickson — As shrewd an innovator as ever existed in sports, Bill Veeck had a hand in everything from the ivy along the outfield walls at Wrigley Field to the integration of the American League to the exploding scoreboard at old Comiskey Park. 37 more words

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