Very rare early 1900’s complete wool baseball uniform rescued from the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park. The uniform is complete and includes: baseball cap, jersey/shirt, pants and pair of socks – all are original. There’s no markings on the uniform that signifies it as an official Chicago White Sox outfit, but it does have the traditional pin stripes. I’m only guessing on this one but the uniform could have been used for practice, meant for a support person, or was in waiting to have patches and insignia sewn onto it?? I can only base it as related to the Chicago White Sox Team because of it being stored away in Comiskey Park. This uniform as well as the. Early 1900’s nickel plated baseball park vendor’s hand held hot dog that I. Rescued from the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park before the 1991 demolition. Here’s the story behind that awesome pick. Way back in 1991 my father, who had many connections in the Chicago construction industry, got a lead on the tear down of the old Comiskey Park and the removal of the adjacent parking lot where the new park was going to be built. The actual lead came from his friend in the Chicago Streets & Sanitation District. This guy was known as Joe The Web. Even at this time there were still some remnants of the Chicago Family, aka mustaches, in many parts of Chicago politics and associated offices. Well, Joe The Web first turned us onto the parking lot removal. This was nice in itself since the parking lot was paved with centuries old granite street pavers from Europe, which were used as ballast on ships arriving in Chicago with goods from Europe. The goods as well as the ballast was unloaded at the docks in Chicago. They were then used as street pavers throughout Chicago and are. Next step was getting into the park itself. Joe introduced us to the demolition foreman, who for a small charge let us into the park. From that point it was heaven! We were able to obtain many of the architectural items of the park that were obvious to the eye. But what was really nice was getting into the storage rooms that held nearly 100 year old items. The gold mine was the storage rooms located under the bleachers. This is were the baseball uniform and hot dog steamer were found, as well as many other unique and desirable items too numerous to list here. Condition is excellent with the uniform/shirt showing no visible damage, the cap/hat has no damage, the pants are in very good shape with a few small holes on the front of the left leg (shown in detail in photos), the socks have a few minor snag holes mainly along the top area. I don’t know the official size of the uniform, but I’m 6 feet tall and have an athletic build and it fits me very snugly. Don’t pass up this great piece of Chicago White Sox baseball history. History of Comiskey Park. Comiskey Park was a ballpark in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the Chicago White Sox from 1910 through 1990. Built by owner Charles Comiskey and designed by Zachary Taylor Davis, it hosted four World Series and more than 6,000 Major League Baseball games. The field was also the site of the 1937 heavyweight title match in which Joe Louis defeated then champion James J. Braddock in eight rounds. The Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League also called Comiskey Park home when they weren’t playing at Normal Park or Soldier Field. The Cardinals won the 1947 NFL Championship Game over the Philadelphia Eagles at Comiskey Park. A new ballpark opened in 1991, across 35th Street and south of its predecessor, and Comiskey Park was demolished the same year. Originally also called Comiskey Park, it was renamed U. Cellular Field in 2003 and Guaranteed Rate Field in 2016. The item “Early 1900’s Cmplt Baseball Uniform Rescued From Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park” is in sale since Saturday, August 05, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “ccstifter” and is located in Carbondale, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Team: Chicago White Sox
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States