Cubs, Sox through the 1950s and ’60s: A photo history

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CHICAGO –WGN is commemorating some of history’s top moments and figures in a new archive.

You may remember our gallery from earlier this year highlighting the civil rights movement when it came to Chicago in the 1960s.

Now we take a look back at some old classics from the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox through the 1950s and 1960s.

From old Comiskey Park to Ernie Banks, enjoy some of the highlights in the timeless images below.

Comiskey Park on Chicago White Sox Opening Day, April 13, 1954.

Comiskey Park on Chicago White Sox Opening Day, April 13, 1954.

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White Sox players pose for a photo before the Opening Day game on April 13, 1954.

A White Sox player puts on his glove before the opening day game on April 13, 1954.

A White Sox player puts on his glove before the Opening Day game on April 13, 1954.

Ernie Banks with WGN reporter Jack Brickhouse at a luncheon in 1959.

Ernie Banks with WGN reporter Jack Brickhouse at a luncheon in 1959.

WGN's Jack Brickhouse interviews Cubs Head Coach Charlie Metro at Wrigley Field about upcoming baseball season in 1962

WGN’s Jack Brickhouse interviews Cubs manager Charlie Metro at Wrigley Field about upcoming baseball season in 1962.

A WGN-TV 9 camera inside Wrigley Field before a game on July 27, 1962.

A WGN-TV 9 camera inside Wrigley Field before a game on July 27, 1962.

Fans sitting in the stands at a July 27, 1962 baseball game in Wrigley Field.

Fans sitting in the stands at a July 27, 1962 baseball game in Wrigley Field.

 

WGN's Jack Brickhouse interviews Cubs manager Bob Kennedy during spring training at  Rendezvous Park in Mesa, Arizona in 1963.

WGN’s Jack Brickhouse interviews Cubs manager Bob Kennedy during spring training at Rendezvous Park in Mesa, Arizona in 1963.

WGN reporter Vince Lloyd interviews Billy Williams during spring training at Rendezvous Park in Mesa, Arizona in 1963.

WGN reporter Vince Lloyd interviews Billy Williams during spring training at Rendezvous Park in Mesa, Arizona in 1963.

Ernie Banks talks about running for Chicago alderman in 1963.

Ernie Banks talks about running for Chicago alderman in 1963.

WGN reporter Jack Brickhouse interviews new athletic director of Chicago Cubs Colonel Robert V. Whitlow and manager Bobby Kennedy in 1963.

WGN reporter Jack Brickhouse interviews new athletic director of Chicago Cubs, Colonel Robert V. Whitlow, and manager Bobby Kennedy in 1963.

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Ernie Banks gets “caught” reading the news at a WGN anchor desk in 1969.

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Cubs fans line up outside of Wrigley Field on Opening Day, April 8, 1969.

A young, excited Cubs fans throws up peace signs and waves at the camera behind a WGN reporter on Opening Day, April 8, 1969.​

A young, excited Cubs fans throws up peace signs and waves at the camera behind a WGN reporter on Opening Day, April 8, 1969.​

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