The Most Intense Chicago Crosstown Classic was the 1906 World Series

Crowd outside South Side Park, 1906 World Series

Can you imagine how intense a World Series would be if the Cubs played the White Sox? Chicago and its surrounding suburbs might rip itself apart. Well in 1906, the Cubs played the White Sox in a legendary six-game series. Back when there was no Wrigley Field, the Cubs hosted three games at West Side Park (located at the current site of the University of Illinois Medical Center) and the White Sox held three games at South Side Park (currently the Wentworth Gardens Community). Sound interesting?  Read the story about the most intense Chicago Crosstown Classic ever in Bernard A. Weisberger’s “When Chicago Ruled Baseball” available here on Hoopla.

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