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Comiskey Park

Comiskey Park was the home of the Chicago American Giants of the Negro American League and was the most frequent home to the Negro League East-West All-Star Game from 1933 to 1960.  The original baseball park was located in the Armour Square neighborhood.  Comiskey Park was the most frequent home to the Negro leagues East-West All-Star Game from 1933 to 1960. The Negro leagues’ all-star game achieved higher attendance in some years than its Major League Baseball counterpart, thanks in part to Comiskey’s high attendance capacity.

The first-ever All-Star Game was held in 1933. It began as a promotion by Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, in connection with the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition being held on Chicago’s lakefront. The Americans defeated the Nationals, helped in part by a home run by Babe Ruth, who was nearing the end of his career.