Old Comiskey Park
The Forties: Lean Years
The Sox had no money, few fans,
and during the war years no players. It had been over 20 years since
the franchise's glory years. Would they ever return?
Sox manager of the 30's and 40's, Jimmy Dykes.
Tony Cuccinello nearly won the league
in 1944. He later became a coach for the
It's Opening Day, 1940 and the White Sox are
being held hitless on a cold April day in
Comiskey Park. Jimmy Dykes looks on with
the comfort of a hot water bottle to help him.
Aging Sox hero, Ted Lyons, has his
day at Comiskey Park. Ted managed
the team in 1946-48. With no money, the
team never won more than 70 games.