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Charles Comiskey's Chicago White Stocking originally played at South Side Park, located at 39th and Wentworth.  This is where the Sox beat the Cubs back in 1906 in the first (and only) Chicago subway World Series.  Since July 1, 1910 virtually all the Sox home games have been played at 35th and Shields -- Comiskey Park.


South Side Park, 1906.
Located at 39th & Princeton, this converted cricket ground served as the Sox' original home, just blocks from where Comiskey Park was eventually built.  The Sox have played in the same neighborhood longer than any other professional sports franchise in America.
(source: Through the Years)

 

Glory!  The Chicago White Sox celebrated after defeating the Cubs at South Side Park in 1906!  (Chicago Historical Society)

 

View from the corner of 35th & Shields of Comiskey Park under construction in 1910.  The site was formerly a junkyard.  (Chicago Historical Society)

The steel superstructure to Comiskey's upper deck takes shape. (Chicago Historical Society)

 

Comiskey Park, Opening Day. July 1, 1910 (source: Through the Years)

Comiskey Park as seen from centerfield on Opening Day, 1910.

 

 
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