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This Day in Baseball: Comiskey Park is Born

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

Ground broke on February 10, 1910 for the construction of Charles Comiskey’s new “Baseball Palace of the World,” located in Chicago at the corner of 35th Street and Shields Avenue.  This palace was to be a concrete and steel stadium, built to replace the outdated South Side Park.  Originally named White Sox Park, the stadium opened on July 1, 1910 and soon became known as Comiskey Park.  The stadium was particularly spacious, with dimensions of 362 feet down each line and 420 feet to straight-away center field.  The first night game in Chicago was played at Comiskey Park on August 14, 1939.

Comiskey Park under construction in 1910 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum)

Comiskey Park under construction in 1910 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum)


This day in baseball: Comiskey Park is born
This day in baseball: Comiskey Park is born
This day in baseball: Comiskey Park is born
This day in baseball: Comiskey Park is born

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