Sports play an important role in the life of Chicago. The city has fans for all the sports found here. While the Chicago Blackhawks may have great support for their hockey games, nothing rivals the fan base for baseball. In Chicago, this occurs in spades. The city has two baseball teams: the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. While some prefer to attend a Cub game in the old-fashioned Wrigley Stadium, others line up to buy Chicago White Sox game tickets in US Cellular Field.
While the biggest grudge matches occur between the American League (AL) Boston Red Sox and the National League (NL) New York Yankees, the rivalry between the Chicago White Sox (AL) and the Chicago Cubs (NL) is a rather strong one. Metaphorically and geographically, it divides the city into two parts.
On the South Side, you have the supporters for the White Sox. On the North Side, the fans cheer Cubs. This event lasts as long as the baseball season runs and even longer if one team or both make it to the pennant race. This means, Chicago is a town divided by good-natured baseball rivalries from April until September.
The Cubs play on the field of historic Wrigley Stadium. They have won the NL pennant 16 times. They have only won the World Series Pennant twice – once in 1907, once in 1908. In 1906, they lost the Series to that other team, the Chicago White Sox. The player roster has always been deep. It has included such great players as Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, Rogers Hornsby, Billy Williams, Joe Tinkers and Hack Wilson. With amazing players on the field, fans are always ready and willing to purchase tickets to see them play.
Chicago White Soxs
On the other side of town, in the new facilities of U.S. Cellular Field, is the team representing the AL – the Chicago White Sox. Since their formation in 1900, they have only won 6 AL titles but, they have gone on to win 3 World Series including one against the Cubs in 1906. The last World Series Championship the team won was in 2005.
During its years, the White Sox has always fielded some memorable players. The most famous of these during their entire history has been “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Other well-known players include, Harold Banes, Ray Schalk, Hoyt Wilhelm, Joe Crede, Carlton Fisk, Magglio Ordonez and Jim Thome.
As long as the city has two teams representing the two major leagues, the rivalry will continue. Fans will line up to purchase either game tickets for Chicago White Sox or Chicago Cub. All supporters will continue to root for their team and dream of it winning the ultimate prize – the World Series Championship.
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