Exterior black and white photo of Old Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Comiskey Park was the home ballpark to Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox from 1910 to 1990 and was named after their owner Charles Comiskey. Comiskey purchased the team in 1894 when they were a Minor League baseball team known as the Sioux City Cornhuskers. Six years later, Comiskey moved the team to Chicago where they became one of the 8 charter franchises of the American League. The ballpark also spent a number of years known as "White Sox Park".

Comiskey Park was the site of the famous "Black Sox Scandal" in which 8 Chicago White Sox players were banned for allegedly throwing the World Series and ultimately giving the title to the Cincinnati Reds. Comiskey Park also hosted three Major League All-Star games including the inaugural All-Star game in 1933. Eventual White Sox owner Bill Veeck was the first Major League owner to implement the picnic areas in the outfields. 

 

Although many Chicago residents wanted the White Sox to preserve Comiskey Park the way the Chicago Cubs have with Wrigley Field, current White Sox and Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdor objected. Reinsdorf threatened to move the White Sox to Florida if a new ballpark wasn't constructed. Guaranteed Rate Field, the team's current home, opened in 1991 as "New Comiskey Park" before changing it's name to U.S. Cellular Field in 2003. 

With so much history, we wanted to give Chicago White Sox fans a chance to take a small walk down memory lane. Enjoy!

 

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Comiskey Park panoramic from behind home plate.

Photo of Comiskey Park from the upper level of the stadium.

 

 

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs at Comiskey Park. 1912.

Black and white photo of the Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs at Comiskey Park in 1912.

 

 

Chicago White Sox owner and founder Charles Comiskey.

Chicago White Sox owner and founder Charles Comiskey.

 

 

 

The Final Game at Old Comiskey Park. September 30th, 1990. Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners

 

 

The 1919 Chicago White Sox. Alleged members of the "Black Sox scandal" following the 1919 World Series.

Black and white photo of the 1919 Chicago White Sox.

 

 

The legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson.

Black and white photo of the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson.

 

 

 

Former White Sox announcer Harry Caray broadcasting from the outfield bleachers.

Former White Sox announcer Harry Caray broadcasting from Comiskey Park's outfield bleachers.

 

 

The Beatles performing at Comiskey Park in 1965.

The Beatles performing at Comiskey Park in 1965.

 

 

 

A White Sox fan's first game at Old Comiskey Park.

 

 

 

View of the playing field from the outfield bleachers at Comiskey Park.

Photo of the playing field from the outfield bleachers at Comiskey Park.

 

 

Legendary White Sox slugger Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas.

Photo of Chicago White Sox slugger Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas.

 

 

Street vendor outside of Comiskey Park before a White Sox home game.

Photo of a street vendor outside of Comiskey Park before a White Sox home game.

 

 

Former White Sox great Sandy Alomar ready for home.

Photo of former White Sox great Sandy Alomar.

 

 

 

Old Comiskey Park Demolition - 1991.

 

 

 

Former White Sox DH and outfielder Bo Jackson. Jackson only played in 108 games for Chicago.

Photo of former Chicago White Sox outfielder Bo Jackson.

 

 

 

Former White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk.

Photo of former White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk.

 

 

 

Comiskey Park locker room. 

Black and white photo of the old Comiskey Park locker room.

 

 

Legendary Chicago White Sox infielder Luis Aparicio at Comiskey Park.

Photo of Chicago White Sox infielder Luis Aparicio at Comiskey Park.

 

 

The Final "White Sox Weekly" at Old Comiskey Park.

 

 

 

View of the playing field from the concourse.

View of the playing field at old Comiskey Park from the concourse.

 

 

 

The last fireworks at old Comiskey Park - a home run by Frank Thomas.

Photo of the last fireworks at old Comiskey Park - a home run by Frank Thomas.

 

 

Exterior shot of old Comiskey Park. 

Exterior photo of old Comiskey Park circa 1950's.

 

 

 

Comiskey Park shortly before demolition in 1991.

Photo of old Comiskey Park before it's demolition in 1991.

 

 

 

Comiskey Park outfield and scoreboard.

Photo of the Comiskey Park outfield and scoreboard.

 

 

 

Aerial view of Comiskey Park.

Aerial photo of old Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

Disco Demolition Night - 1979.

 

 

 

Guaranteed Rate Field - Current Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Photo of Guaranteed Rate Field, current home of the Chicago White Sox.

  

 

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