West Side Park

Cap Anson throws out the first ball of 1908
First West Side Park c. 1885
Action at a Cubs-Sox exhibition series, 1905
Action in the 1906 World Series
Expanded left-side grandstand in 1908
Right field area and rooftop bleachers in 1908.
West Side Park hosting Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1916, the year after the Cubs moved across town to Weeghman Park.
Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs 1909
1885 diagram
1886 Robinson Fire Map diagram
Newspaper ad for opening game of West Side Park (I)
1893 partial diagram
1893 sketch
Newspaper ad for opening game of West Side Park (II)
Colorized photo
Dusty Rhoads bats for the Chicago Orphans, 1902
August 30, 1908 – Cubs vs. Giants
Cubs score a run in 1908
New right field billboard, 1910
Cubs vs. Reds in 1910
Action during 1912 "City Series" with White Sox
Sanborn map diagram, 1917
Commemorative sign on Wood Street, outside the UIC Department of Psychiatry

The name used for two different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois.

- West Side Park
Cap Anson throws out the first ball of 1908

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The White Stockings played their home games at West Side Grounds and quickly established themselves as one of the new league's top teams.

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Weeghman immediately moved the Cubs from the dilapidated West Side Grounds to his two-year-old park.

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Game action at South Side Park, 1907

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The name used for three different baseball parks that formerly stood in Chicago, Illinois, at different times, and whose sites were all just a few blocks away from each other.

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Game action at South Side Park, 1907
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After the season, the city reclaimed the land, and the White Stockings became a road team for the first couple of months of 1885 while awaiting construction of the first West Side Park.

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Ed Delahanty was the first, hitting his four in Chicago's West Side Park on July 13, 1896.

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In the meantime, the Chicago White Stockings had opened West Side Park on June 6, less than a mile and a half from the O'Day residence.

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