Category Archive: Articles.2015-TNP

Memories That Will Never Go-Go

A few lines of verse about a pennant-winning team on the South…

Black Sox on Film

Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams are not the only films to feature…

Bill Murray’s Prediction

Comedian Bill Murray, a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, offers an…

From the North Side to the Deep South

Long before baseball came to the Deep South, one fan relied on…
At left, the author of “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon.”

Chicago Goes Hollywood: The Cubs, Wrigley Field, and Popular Culture

Chicago is a city of icons. A hotbed of popular culture, the…
White Sox owner was portrayed as a villain in John Sayles' film adaptation of

Of Black Sox, Ball Yards, and Monty Stratton: Chicago Baseball Movies

Across the decades, baseball films with Chicago references have…
Cubs owner and first baseman pose in 1934 with … a goat. If only they had known.

Curse of the Billy Goat: An Adaptive Coping Strategy for Cubs Fans

Researchers in the social sciences who have investigated the…
in England in the 1950s.

Stories of the White Sox: Farrell, Lardner, and Algren

The Chicago White Sox of the early twentieth century provided…
Pitcher from suburban Chicago played in the Hearst Sandlot Classic and in the major leagues with the Cubs from 1957-63.

When They Were Just Boys: Chicago and Youth Baseball Take Center Stage

Not long after D-Day in June 1944, Esquire magazine summoned…
with manager Zack Taylor on the St. Louis Browns’ bench in 1951.

The Peculiar Professional Baseball Career of Eddie Gaedel

To the many people that refer to Bill Veeck as the “Barnum…

Palmer House Stars

Chicago has a storied history of semi-pro and amateur baseball…
His departure from Boston and arrival on Chicago’s south side was one of 1981’s big stories.

Split Season 1981, Chicago Style

As Major League Baseball moved toward a possible players' strike…
Veteran left-hander fell to just 4–13 in 1968, but remained one of the White Sox's top bats off the bench.

The Chicago White Sox, 1968–70: Three Years in Hell

The 1968 season ended the White Sox’ 16-year reign as kings…
“Big Ed” was the White Sox’ best pitcher from 1906 through 1912.

The ’67 White Sox: “Hitless” Destiny’s Grandchild?

The 1967 American League race holds the distinction of being…
White Sox southpaw ace in the mid-1960s led the AL in ERA in 1963 and 1966 and victories in 1964.

How Good Was the White Sox’ Pitching in the 1960s?

The 1959 Chicago White Sox won the American League pennant despite…

Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks joined the Chicago Cubs in 1953 and, for the next…

The Top 10 Chicago White Sox Games of the 1950s

A look at 10 great Chicago White Sox games from a memorable and…
Outfielder spent eight and a half years with the Chicago Cubs and became a fan favorite on the North Side.

Andy Pafko: Darling of the 1945 Cubs

From the moment Andy Pafko put on a Chicago Cubs uniform he was…
White Sox Hall of Famer “completed more games than any other contemporary starter.”

Ted Lyons: 300 Wins—Closer with a Closer?

When he finally hung up his spikes, after hurling his last pitch…
Chicago White Sox outfielder, circa 1926.

Bibb Falk: The Only Jockey in the Majors

In the old days of professional baseball, players fistfighting…
shown with the Chicago Cubs, circa 1925–26.

Mike Gonzalez: The First Hispanic Cub

On September 28, 1912, 22-year-old Mike González became the…

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