From SABR member Chris Kamka at NBC Sports Chicago on June 20, 2019:
With the news of the Rays receiving permission to explore being a two-city team (St. Petersburg and Montreal), a lot of fans are shocked that this could ever happen.
Well, it HAS happened. The White Sox even did it… to an extent. Let’s take a trip back to when the White Sox played in Milwaukee in 1968-69.
On Oct. 30, 1967, at Chicago’s American Quarterback club luncheon at the Sherman House, White Sox owner Arthur Allyn made an announcement that stunned the crowd.
Allyn announced a proposal that the White Sox would play 10 games in the upcoming 1968 season in Milwaukee – one preseason game against the Cubs, and one apiece against the nine other American League teams. When asked if it was part of a plan to move the White Sox permanently to Milwaukee, Allyn said, “There is no truth to it.” But was there?
Read the full article here: https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/two-city-team-white-sox-been-there-done
- Related link: “The Chicago White Sox, 1968–70: Three Years in Hell” (SABR The National Pastime)
Originally published: June 20, 2019. Last Updated: June 20, 2019.