From Kent Youngblood at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on April 8, 2020, with mention of SABR member Stew Thornley:
For a Twin Cities sports fan in 1917, it was a weekend when big-time major league baseball came to our town(s).
In something of a Chicago invasion, both the White Sox and the Cubs came to Minnesota on April 7 for a weekend of exhibition baseball against the Minneapolis Millers and the St. Paul Saints.
“To get two major league teams?” said local baseball historian Stew Thornley. “This was a big deal.”
The White Sox were about to embark on a 100-win season that ended with a World Series victory over the New York Giants.
The Cubs were one year away from winning the 1918 National League pennant.
Read the full article here: https://www.startribune.com/cubs-white-sox-used-twin-cities-exhibitions-to-gear-up-for-1917-season/569455422/
Originally published: April 9, 2020. Last Updated: April 9, 2020.