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By Daniel Helpingstine

Starting with the basis that there's no different contention in crew activities like that among the Cubs and the White Sox this paintings lines the heritage of the antagonism (and, from time to time, open hostility) among the fanatics of the 2 golf equipment. Of targeted curiosity is the baseball tradition that's fostered in Chicago, in addition to a recounting of the memorable on-field moments among the 2 groups. There are 50 pictures and essays that take care of the query of bias on the Chicago Tribune.

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A Cubs Fan Resurgence 19 bled their way through a season when their only hope was to not finish last. They beat and no-hit a good team that included not only Henry Aaron but the hard-hitting Orlando Cepeda and Rico Carty as well. Most important, at the end of the day Chicago sat in first place, the same as they had been since that dramatic Opening Day. Their record stood at 77–45, with the secondplace Mets eight games back. No-hitters. Great defense. Dramatic home runs. The Cubs had everything. The Braves were a likely opponent in the playoffs, and the Cubs had won that season series 9–3.

Attendance at Comiskey plummeted. The biggest crowd at Comiskey occurred when the Cubs played the Sox in an exhibition game in late August, a few days after the Holtzman no-hitter. One thing the White Sox had going for them was hard-hitting rookie Carlos May. Unfortunately, May had an accident while serving in army reserves in early August. An unloaded mortar went off and May lost half of his thumb on his throwing hand. At the time he was contending for Rookie of the Year 1. A Cubs Fan Resurgence 23 honors.

The bleachers normally wouldn’t be mistaken for seating in a major league arena. In addition to needing a paint job, the bleachers appeared to be nothing but boards nailed in place. Foot room and legroom hardly existed. If you were a person who feared intimacy, the Wrigley Field bleachers weren’t for you. Yet the photo captured so much more. Wrigley was shown in a pre-lights, almost innocent era. The Tribune Company wasn’t brokering tickets and the roof-top controversies were still a couple decades away.

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