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The last out ball from the last game at the old Comiskey Park.
The ball from the first pitch from the first game at the new Comiskey Park.
   

The White Sox line-up card from the last game at the old Comiskey Park. The White Sox line-up card from the first game at the new Comiskey Park.
 
Old Comiskey Park, 1910-1990
New Comiskey Park, now called U.S. Cellular Field, 1991 -
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Comiskey Park, Old and New

On July 1, 1910, White Sox Park opened and soon became known as Comiskey Park. When it opened, it was baseball’s biggest ballpark. The last game to be played at the park occured on September 30, 1990.

On the upper left is the last out ball from the last game ever played at the old Comiskey Park. It was given, by White Sox manager Jeff Torborg, to Rick Holtzman, a minority owner of the team. Pictured next to it is the first ball pitched at the first game to take place in the new Comiskey Park, which was erected in the parking lot next to the old stadium. Torborg also gave this ball to Holtzman.

The last out ball sums up all the great players who graced the field in the park's 80 year history, including “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, Nellie Fox, Luke Appling and Eddie Collins.



Listen to the last out recorded at the historic, old Comiskey Park.