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VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

There’s never been anything quite like it. Between games of a doubleheader on July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox, led by promoter extraordinaire Mike Veeck, asked a local disc jockey to blow up disco records in center field. What could ... Read More »

Pittsburgh’s “Lumber Company” paced team to success in 1970s

Pittsburgh’s “Lumber Company” paced team to success in 1970s
September 4, 2012 3 Comments »

In baseball if your team gets a nickname it’s a sign that things are going well. Bad teams don’t get nicknames. In the 1970s the Pittsburgh Pirates were (next to Cincinnati) the most successful team in the National League. Led ... Read More »