The Cubs and the White Sox

A Baseball Rivalry, 1900 to the Present


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About the Book

Beginning with the premise that there is no other rivalry in team sports like that between the Cubs and the White Sox this work traces the history of the antagonism (and, at times, open hostility) between the fans of the two clubs. Of special interest is the baseball culture that is fostered in Chicago, as well as a recounting of the memorable on-field moments between the two teams. There are 50 photographs and two essays that deal with the question of bias at the Chicago Tribune.

About the Author(s)

Dan Helpingstine is a job placement counselor. He lives in Highland, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Dan Helpingstine
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 268
Bibliographic Info: 50 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4669-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5669-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. A Cubs Fan Resurgence      7

2. The Comiskey Experience      24

3. Bleacher Bums      35

4. There’s Nothing Like an Opening Day      46

5. Media Strategies I      54

6. A New Cult Figure      65

7. Back in the Wilderness      77

8. The Bill Veeck Swan Song      90

9. Sportsvision: Another Failed White Sox Media Strategy      97

10. C.U.B.S. (Chicagoans United for a Baseball Series)      107

11. Manic Fandom in Chicago      111

12. Seeing the Game in a Different Way      126

13. Building a New Tradition      132

14. 1984—George Orwell Was Right—Love Was Hate      141

15. Another New Tradition      152

16. 1983—Breaking Through      165

17. The “Magical” Year      176

18. What Might Have Been      187

19. Into a Wilderness of Their Own      195

20. Finally      206

21. Crosstown Classic      223

Appendix: Two Opinions on Chicago Sports Journalism      237

Chapter Notes      245

Bibliography      251

Index      253