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Comiskey and White Sox spring training train
Comiskey and White Sox spring training train
TitleComiskey and White Sox spring training train
DescriptionCaption: "Charles A. Comiskey has the distinction of being the first club-owner to use special trains to carry his players across the country. In this wintry picture, "Commy" is shown standing in the snow in Chicago just before the White Sox palace-on-wheels left on the spring training trip. Standing to the right of the Old Roman is James J. Callahan; at the left is 'Big Ed' Walsh. The sign on the observation car advertises the 'cargo' and its destination. These specials were renowned not only for the luxuriousness of their fittings, but also for the sumptuous assortment of food and drink provided by the Old Roman. The dispatchers ran the trains on special schedules which permitted the travellers to 'visit' on the way."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameComiskey, Charles A.
Callahan, James J.
Walsh, Ed, 1881-1959
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book Title"Commy": the life story of Charles A. Comiskey, the "Grand old Roman" of baseball and for nineteen years president and owner of the American league baseball team "The White Sox."
Author of the BookAxelson, Gustaf W.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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