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Charles A. Comiskey

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Team Owner. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he entered baseball in 1882 as a player with the St. Louis Brown Stockings. He managed the team during parts of its first seasons and took over full manager in 1885. He led the Browns to four consecutive American Association championships and a close second in 1889. He was a key person in the formation of the American League and later bought and owned the Chicago White Sox. Under his guidance, he built Chicago's baseball stadium Comiskey Park, which was named for him. Comiskey's teams did very well, but his reputation was hurt by his team's involvement in the Black Sox Scandal conspiracy to throw the 1919 World Series. He initially defended the accused players and provided them with expensive legal representation, but ultimately supported baseball commissioner Landis' decision to ban the implicated White Sox players from further participation in professional baseball. Comiskey remained active in baseball and was credited with the innovations to the game until his death at age 72 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He was posthumolousy inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2403
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles A. Comiskey (15 Aug 1859–26 Oct 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2403, citing Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .