White Sox Park's Amazing Vendors

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Baseball lives, whether one interprets that as meaning that the country's national pastime is still breathing and well after nearly two centuries or as a reference to the people who work in the "industry." More than 50 years ago, one young man became employed by the Chicago White Sox and began photographing virtually everybody with whom he worked. His intention was to have pictures of his friends and coworkers for the future. Now, Arcadia Publishing is proud to add Lloyd Rutzky's memories of his "team" experiences to its Images of Modern America series in this volume, a companion to the groundbreaking Wrigley Field's Amazing Vendors, published in 2018.
ISBN: 9781467103244
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 164
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lloyd Rutzky became a seat vendor, selling soda pop at Comiskey Park at Thirty-Fifth Street and Shields Avenue in 1965, and he continued hawking pizza, hot dogs, and beer for the “Pale Hose” throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after their move to their newer location across the street in 1991, and up to the present day. Joel Levin, a fellow vendor who had a 15-year career at Comiskey Park from 1962 to 1977, had the idea for this book, and together with Rutzky, they chronicle their brothers and sisters in arms—and feet—including dozens of legends of the profession who are highly skilled in providing refreshments and souvenirs for what is known as White Sox Nation.
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