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Park Life: The Summer of 1977 at Comiskey Park
     

Park Life: The Summer of 1977 at Comiskey Park

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by Peter Elliott (Photographer)
 
Chicago photojournalist Peter Elliott brings to life the rhythms and character of this revered stadium during 1977¾one of its most celebrated seasons.

Elliott's recent discovery of negatives lost for 23 years proudly displays the earthy, forgotten life of old-time Chicago baseball before the advent of corporate sky-boxes and gourmet hot dogs. His refined style

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Chicago photojournalist Peter Elliott brings to life the rhythms and character of this revered stadium during 1977¾one of its most celebrated seasons.

Elliott's recent discovery of negatives lost for 23 years proudly displays the earthy, forgotten life of old-time Chicago baseball before the advent of corporate sky-boxes and gourmet hot dogs. His refined style demonstrates both the lush eye of youthful talent and the singular drive that brought him back to Comiskey Park over and over again during that strange and captivating time known as "the summer of the Chicago Hit Men." The old park never looked so good. And its reappearance through the artistry of Peter Elliott permits it to live again in the hearts of life-long fans and everyone who loves baseball. An engaging narrative accompanies the photographs and catalogues the history and foibles of park, team, and fans.

Editorial Reviews

Studs Terkel
...A loving portrait...of the old Sox ballpark [and]...the fans Bill Veeck celebrated. It brings back poignant memories.
Chip Carey
The focus isn't on the ballplayer [or]...ballpark, but on the most...overlooked, ...underestimated heroes of our game-the fans.
Rick Kogan
...I looked at the photos in this book - I swear, I heard them whisper, 'Take yourself out to a ballgame.'
Richard M. Daley
Peter Elliott's book is a treasured gift to the City of Chicago and baseball fans everywhere.
Art Berke
...[A] heartfelt tribute to the Southside faithful. Park Life...should be on every Sox fan's bookshelf.
George F. Will
...The unblinking eye of...Elliott's camera has frozen in time the [fan's] faces...and the scene of the 1977 enjoyment.
Eric Soderhom
...It truly was a magical year. [That] connection between players and...fans...is hard to find in modern day baseball.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970727800
Publisher:
Paper Mirror Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
10.83(w) x 15.28(h) x 0.90(d)

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Park Life: The Summer of 1977 at Comiskey Park 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Comiskey experiences didn't start until the early '80s, but the book is still a great collection of photos. It does a great job of showing the Comiskey Park experience, with all it's grit and peeling paint. Great shots of the fans, some cheering, some not, young and old. One drawback is that the photos look like they were all shot on one cloudy afternoon in mid-summer. I would have liked to see some night games and some games from April or September, with the cold weather. That's Chicago baseball too. And, night games were unique to the South Side at that time, as well, and it would have been neat to see some pictures of them too.