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Park Life: 
The Summer of 1977
at Comiskey Park

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Peter Elliott is a Sox Fan.  In 1977 he chose to spend his summer taking pictures of his fellow Sox fans attending games at Comiskey Park.  For twenty-three years the negatives of these images have remained sealed away.  Now they have been published as Park Life, a photographic tribute to Sox fans, Comiskey Park and the age of Chicago baseball  that no longer exists.

Park Life, a new book of photographs by Peter Elliott

Through the generosity of photographer Peter Elliott, your purchase of Park Life at White Sox Interactive includes a donation to WSI, further enhanced by the discount Peter has made to the Sox Fans at WSI.

This is a first-quality book, 120 oversized (15" x 10.5") pages of images capturing the world inside Comiskey Park the summer of 1977.  It's the kind of photographic tribute you would proudly display on your shelf or coffee table.  Books of similar quality are routinely sold for $50 to $100 at the bookstore--assuming you can even find what you're looking for. 

1977 was a year of improbable success for a Sox team forever glorified as Bill Veeck's South Side Hitmen.  Typical treatments of this subject would focus on the players or the team's exploits.  In Park Life you see the face of Sox fandom who witnessed this spectacle--not the players or their exploits on the playing field.  Sox fans are the subject, a totally unique perspective on what typically passes for baseball glory. 

See for yourself.  Images from Park Life can be viewed by clicking here

You can own this book and help support the very website that strives to achieve the same mission--advance the meaning of what it is to be a Sox Fan.  Your purchase through White Sox Interactive gets you the book as well as recognition as a donor to the cause of helping maintain this website free to all Sox Fans.

Celebrate the glory that resides in the stands at Comiskey Park, 1977 and beyond with your purchase of Park Life from White Sox Interactive.

Keep the faith, Sox Fans.

-George Bova


"...the millions of who passed through the turnstiles of the old park created one of America's most lasting legacies.  It wasn't about winning teams, but winning fans--salt-of-the-earth fans whose attachment was biblical and for life." 

-excerpt from Park Life

 

For $66.00 you can make a donation to White Sox Interactive and purchase Park Life, itself a $60 value. White Sox Interactive uses secure credit card encryption technology from PayPal, the secure, reliable choice of over 1,000,000 auction sellers, merchants, and web entrepreneurs .  

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Park Life

120 hardbound pages, 15" x 10.5"

69 black & white photographs by Peter Elliott.

 

Praise for Park Life, photographs by Peter Elliott...

As soon as I opened Park Life, I was back at the old ballpark among family and friends, cheering my childhood heroes.  Peter Elliott's book is a treasured gift to the the City of Chicago and baseball fans everywhere.

-Mayor Richard M. Daley

Almost a quarter-century has flown, and Comiskey Park is gone, but the unblinking eye of Peter Elliott's camera has frozen in time the faces of the fans and the scene of their 1977 enjoyment.  The fans of each major league franchise have a distinctive personality and these wonderfully evocative photographs capture the flavor of one of them.

-George F. Will

This is a loving portrait not only of the old Sox ballpark, but of the fans Bill Veeck celebrated.  It brings back poignant memories.

-Studs Terkel

Looking through this book brought back so many fond memories.  I felt timeless for a while as I gazed at the pictures.  It really was a magical year.  It proves that you don't have to win to feel the energy of love--there truly was a connection between the players and fans that is hard to find in modern day baseball.

-Eric Soderholm, thirdbasemen, 1977 Sox

 

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