Comiskey Park

Location
Chicago, IL
First Game
1910
Last Game
1990
Demolished
1991

Today
Provides parking facilities for the New Comiskey Park.


Classic Moments from the Past

info Comiskey Park hosted 4 World Series, 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1959. The 1918 Series saw the Cubs borrow the park and play the Boston Red Sox.
info The infield dirt and sand were painstakingly moved to the new park.
1910 July 1: First game ever played at Comiskey sees the St. Louis Browns beat the White Sox 2-0.
1916 April 12: Harry Coveleski gets the win and gets four base hits in a Tigers win over the White Sox. Hundreds of fans complain that their clothes are ruined by fresh green paint recently applied to the grandstand seats.
1918 October 5: Babe Ruth pitches Game 1 of the 1918 World Series against the Cubs at Comiskey Park. Ruth shuts them out 1-0.
1933 The inaugural All Star Game was played. Babe Ruth has a homer and single to pace the AL to 4-2 win.
1940 April 16: In 47 degree weather, Bob Feller hurls the only opening day no hitter in modern baseball history as Cleveland beats the White Sox 1-0.
1947 July 5: Larry Doby becomes the first black player to play in the American League. He's sent as a pinch hitter and strikes out.
1960 Bill Veeck was responsible for the infamous exploding scoreboard. It was unveiled to an unsuspecting public on Opening Day.
1984 May 8-9: The White Sox and Brewers play the longest game in terms of time (8 hours and 6 minutes). Suspended by curfew on May 8th after 17 innings, the game resumes the next day and completed in the 25th inning on a home run by Harold Baines.
1990 July 1: Yankees pitcher Andy Hawkins hurls a no-hitter but loses 4-0 as the result of bases on balls and errors.
1990 September 30: The last game ever played at the Old Comiskey Park sees the White Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 before 42,849 fans.
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