U.S. Cellular Field


First and Figures

Status: Home of Chicago White Sox

Address: 333 West, 35th Street, Chicago, Il

Capacity: 40,615

Cost to construct: $167 Million 

Architect: Populous

Owner: White Sox

Former Naming:  Comiskey Park


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature:  Pretty lifeless park. Last of the cookie cutter type parks. Listed above are many fan improvements.

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  330

Left Center: 377

Center Field:  400

Right Center: 372

Right Field: 335


Opening Day and Firsts

Opening Date:  April 18, 1991

Opponent: Detroit Tigers

Results:  Tigers 16 - White Sox 0

Attendance:  42,191

      Umpires     Steve Palermo, Mike Reilly, Larry Young, Rich Garcia
      Managers     Jeff Torborg, White Sox; Sparky Anderson, Tigers
      Starting Pitchers     Jack McDowell, White Sox; Frank Tanana, Tigers
      Ceremonial Pitch     Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson
      Batter     Tony Phillips (fly out)
      Hit     Alan Trammell (single)
      Run     Travis Fryman
      RBI     Alan Trammell
      Single     Alan Trammell
      Double     John Shelby
      Triple     Tony Phillips
      Home Run     Cecil Fielder
      Grand Slam     Kevin Romine (05/05/1991)
      IPHR     Marc Newfield (06/21/1995)
      Stolen Base     Lou Whitaker
      Sacrifice Hit     Joey Cora (04/20/1991)
      Sacrifice Fly     Matt Merullo (04/27/1991)
      Cycle     Mike Blowers (05/18/1998)
      Win     Frank Tanana
      Loss     Jack McDowell
      Shutout     Frank Tanana
      Save     Jerry Gleaton (04/20/1991)
      Hit by Pitch     Dave Johnson hit Carlton Fisk (04/23/1991)
      Wild Pitch     Melido Perez (04/21/1991)
      Balk     Bryan Harvey (05/28/1991)
      No-Hitter     Mark Buehrle (04/18/2007)
      Perfect Game     Mark Buehrle (07/23/2009)


Hosted Events

World Series:  2005

All Star Games: 2003


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