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3.26 | Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Every spring, Chicagoans eagerly anticipate baseball season to fly the W, cheer on the good guys in black, and revel in the rivalry.

Since today was supposed to be the official opening day of Major League Baseball, we’re reliving our favorite—and even some not-so-great—memories of our beloved Cubs and Sox. Explore the blog.

Father and son at Comiskey Park, 1988. ICHi-052137; Tom Harney, photographer

Opening Day at Home

While we can’t head out to the ballpark, fans can relive the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win and the White Sox’s Mark Buehrle pitching a perfect game in 2009 thanks to MLB’s #OpeningDayatHome. See the lineup.


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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