Sunday, July 12, 2009

30 Years Later: Disco Demolition Night


As the first-half winds to a close today, fans and players are looking forward to this week’s All-Star festivities. Fans in Chicago, however, have a reason to look back today.

It was 30 years ago today, July 12, 1979, that one of the most infamous ballpark promotions of all-time took place at Comiskey Park -- Disco Demolition Night.

The 1979 White Sox were a mediocre team that was, as always, playing second fiddle to the lovable losers across town, the Cubs, both in terms of record and especially in attendance.

The event was conceived by popular Chicago disc jockey, Steve Dahl and Mike Veeck, son of team owner, Bill Veeck.

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