‘JRW’ Chicago’s greatest-ever
By George Castle, CBM Historian
Posted Sunday, August 24th
We’ve experienced the greatest love-in in the history of Chicago baseball, and we just can’t believe it’s over.
Jackie Robinson West’s run to the national Little League championship, before it finally bowed to South Korea’s size, strength, pitching and defense in a bid for the world title, represented the finest feel-good story in the 150 years we’ve taken baseball seriously in these parts.
Oh, you’d say the 2005 World Series was pretty uplifting, but also consider that half the town was in a collective frown with their Cubbie Blue smarting on that late October night. And none of the other postseason ventures by both the White Sox and Cubs over the past 100 years have left behind fond memories.