Jim Matheson, Dale Klein and I drove into Chicago to see the White Sox play the Tigers in a double-header. Pete Ekstrom, a broker we do business with, got the tickets for us and met us at the park. He’d arranged for us to eat supper in the Stadium Club in right field inside the park.
We arrived before Pete did and wandered around outside. Dale and Jim are standing in the batter’s boxes where home plate was located in the old park.
When Pete arrived we went up to the Stadium Club. The dining room wasn’t open yet, so we went up another floor to the bar and spent a half hour drinking pop and eating cheese puffs.
When it was almost game time, we went down to our table in the second row up from the windows. Dale and I had our backs to the infield so I had no idea what was happening on the field. I could see the scoreboard, so when I wanted to know what was happening, I looked there. Jim, Dale and I all ordered the all-you-can-eat buffet and ate massive quantities of food. It wasn’t exceptionally good, but it wasn’t bad either. Pete had a salad, which had to be quite a bit less expensive than our meals, and we each had some pop and dessert, but the final bill came to $140.00. It was fun to be there, but I certainly wouldn’t spend my own money to go.
We left the Stadium Club in the seventh inning of the first game and walked around inside the park. We watched the final inning from the walkway behind the left field bleachers. The White Sox won 4-3. I didn’t score the game.
Pete had to leave, but Jim, Dale and I stuck around for the second game. We had Pete’s seats, down the first base line just beyond the tarp. Dale listened to the game on his headphones. Jim and I had a good time laughing at the scoreboard messages. The White Sox won this game too, also by the score of 4-3.
You can see the Stadium Club in this photo. It’s the large picture window behind the right-field foul pole.