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The Cubs' West Side Grounds, Honored At Last

Almost a year ago, on September 6, 2008, a ceremony was held on the Near West Side of Chicago, at 912 S. Wood Street, which was the site of the West Side Grounds, where the Cubs played from 1893-1915. Both of the Cubs' World Championship teams played there (though neither of their World Series was won there; the clinching games of the 1907 and 1908 World Series were both in Detroit); in all, four World Series were hosted there (1906, 1907, 1908, 1910).

There was some controversy over the wording of the plaque commemorating West Side Grounds that was dedicated that day last year. The wording was changed and a new plaque was placed on the site in late January, with no ceremony involved. I had been meaning to get over there for some time to take a photo of the new marker and post it; today was that day.

At last, perhaps, the restless ghosts of Cubs past can rest peacefully.

In memory of great Cubs past

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