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The Allyns:  White Sox Park

Bill Veeck sold the Sox to Arthur Allyn in 1961.  The teams fortunes continued to decline and the franchise nearly moved to Milwaukee.  John Allyn saved the franchise for Chicago and the South Side by buying out his brother in 1969.  The franchise appeared to have one foot in the grave for most of their tenure.



White Sox Park as it appeared in the early 70's.
Note the artificial turf infield, 
installed in 1969 and torn out in 1976.

 Fan favorite Minnie Minoso signs
autographs in front of the left field
picnic area.

The Sox clubhouse after renovations completed in 1962.

 
 

Auxiliary fences were added at Sox Park to help power-challenged Sox hitters hit home runs.  It didn't work and the original playing dimensions were eventually restored.


Gary Peters, 1963 Rookie of the Year,
warms up at Comiskey.


Wilbur Wood floats another
knuckle ball up to 
Comiskey's homeplate.


The enigmatic hero of Sox fans of the early 70's, Dick Allen.  Sox manager Chuck Tanner had special rules for Dick as this dugout photo clearly shows.

 

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