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Before the advent of interleague play and after the only time they met in the Billy Williams Pet Jersey, theand White Sox played many exhibition games against each other.In the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s, the two teams played an annual exhibition series, which I detailed in from 1944-46 and again with the Giants in 1950 and 1951. Stanky also played for the Cubs in 1943 and 1944.Among the Cubs players you can see in this film are Joe Amalfitano , Paul Popovich , Ron Santo , Ernie Banks , Randy Hundleyand Cal Koonce .The clincher as to which year this was is at 1:25 of the video. No. 11 of the White Sox is Jimmy Stewart. Not the actor, Stewart had played for the Cubs beginning in 1963 until he was sold to the White Sox May 22, 1967. The Cubs/White Sox Boys Benefit Game that year was played exactly a month later, Thursday, June 22, 1967 at Comiskey Park, so Stewart former Cubs teammates were catching up with him.39,443 paid to see this exhibition game, which, per Tribune writer Edward Prell, raised over $83,000 for boys baseball in Chicago. The Sox won the game 2-0. Koonce started for the Cubs and allowed one run in five innings, then was relieved by Rob Gardner Benito Santiago Cat Jersey, who allowed the other Sox run. All 15 hits in the gamewere singles, emblematic of that era, one dominated by pitchers. Banks, Santo, Adolfo Phillips, John Boccabella and Norm Gigon accounted for the Cubs hits. Gigon played in just 34 games for the Cubs in 1967, his only big-league season, but later became a significant footnote in franchise history. He was Joe Maddon baseball coach at Lafayette College.As noted, these charity games ended after 1972, largely because it was becoming more difficult to schedule them https://www.chicagodogstore.com/Manuel_Rodriguez_Dog_Jersey-62. The last Cubs in-season exhibition game was played against a team of Southern League All-Stars in 1996, which you can read about here.
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