Indoor Baseball in Chicago

With the city’s unpredictable Midwestern weather, Chicago’s outdoor athletes have had to get creative when it comes to staying active indoors. In this blog post, editor and content manager Heidi … Learn More

“Holy Cow!”

Left: Caray in the bleachers at the White Sox’s Comiskey Park, October 1, 1981. ST-80004240-0013, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM; right: Caray greeting fans and Cubs baseball players and staff at … Learn More

Correcting the Record Books

On December 16, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred made big sports news with the announcement that the MLB had “elevated” seven professional Negro Leagues to major league … Learn More

A Century of Scandal

In this photo essay, take a look back at the events surrounding the infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal. The text is adapted from “Black Sox” by Robert I. Goler, which … Learn More

For The Love of the Cubs

CHM curator Petra Slinkard writes about an artifact that celebrated the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win before they actually won. Juan Ceballos of Joliet, Illinois, about forty miles southwest of … Learn More

New Memories about the Cubs

Senior curator Olivia Mahoney introduces the new Chicago Cubs items on display at the Chicago History Museum and reflects on the team’s past.  On November 4, 2016, millions of Cubs … Learn More

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