January 26, 2023

White Sox Opening Day: 39 Degrees and Billion-Dollar Burgers

April 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The Chicago White Sox opened the 2013 season on Monday by beating the Kansas City Royals, 1-0, at U. S. Cellular Field in front of an announced crowd of 39,000 people. In other words, there were one thousand people in the ballpark for every degree in the air. The high temperature in Chicago for the […]

Bill Veeck Day

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Today is Bill Veeck Day. It is the day that Paul Dickson’s biography of Bill Veeck is officially released, the day “Sport Shirt Bill” is back with us once again. Like a bad penny, he has returned. It is something he himself said often, as he bounced between Wrigley Field and Comiskey, forever part of […]

The Plot to Kill Comiskey (and Other Interesting Research Finds)

March 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

It’s about that time again to share more incredible stories that I’ve stumbled upon while digging for information during my daily research. No Relation to Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown August 3, 1920: During a robbery attempt at the Illinois Vinegar Manufacturing Company, three armed bandits gunned down highly-respected Detective Sergeant Frank McGurk, a veteran of […]