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Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, located in northern Illinois, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, 90 miles south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chicago is one of two cities, along with Boston, MA, to have hosted major league baseball without interruption since the foundation of the National League in 1876; in its case, the city's first major league team, the Chicago White Stockings, is the direct ancestor of today's Cubs. The city did miss a couple of years during which the National Association was in activity, in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Traditionally, the Cubs represent the north side of Chicago, while the White Sox represent the South side.

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Leslie A. Heaphy, ed.: Black Baseball and Chicago: Essays on the Players, Teams and Games of the Negro Leagues' Most Important City, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2006.
  • Leslie Heaphy: "Palmer House Stars", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8
  • Richard Hershberger: "Chicago's Role in Early Professional Baseball", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 9-11.
  • Jeff Laing: "The Windy City-Collar City Connection: The Curious Relationship of Chicago’s and Troy (NY)’s Professional Baseball Teams (1870–1882)", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8
  • Brian McKenna: "Sputtering Towards Respectability: Chicago's Journey to the Big Leagues", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8
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