Friday, December 7, 2007
Top 5 Reasons to LOVE Chicago Baseball
1. The Cross-Town Classic
Probably the most obvious one. Chicago is the only place left with two chartered MLB teams in the same city. We wait all year to see the Cubbies and the White Sox battle it out in a two-weekend rivalry.
2. It all started here.
Did you know that the American League started here in Chicago? Well if not here is a little history lesson. The AL was created by Charles A. Comiskey in Chicago’s Fisher Building.
3. Some amazing baseball legends came from the Cubs and the White Sox
Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Frank Thomas, Billy Williams, and Carlton Fisk just to name a few.
4. There’s always something to do after a game.
Chicago is a city with many attractions.
Wrigley Field is known for their bars and restaurants, as the whole city is.
Navy Pier is always a good thing to do when you are in Chicago.
Baseball =summer=hot=swimming in Lake Michigan. You can always take a swim in Lake Michigan after an exciting game.
Shopping on Michigan Ave. is always a good time
Or you can go to one of the many museums in Chicago.
Bottom line, if you go to Chicago for a baseball game, make it an all day affair. There is something for everyone to do.
5. Baseball is historical at Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, is the 2nd oldest baseball park in the Major League. He has hosted my historical events including:
Ernie Banks' 500th career home run May 12, 1970
Pete Rose's 4,191st career hit in which he tied Ty Cobb for the most hits in baseball history.
Sammy Sosa's 60th home run
The All-Star Games in 1947, 1962 and 1990.