This is the second post (of 20) sharing the 1962 Baseball Baedeker guide to every city & team in Major League Baseball in existence at the time. The guide was designed to make it easier for players and travelers to know where hotels, restaurants and assorted other spots were located.
#1 – Baltimore (Orioles)
#2 – Boston (Red Sox)
From the guide:
Karl Baedecker was the founder of a German publishing firm of guide books covering all of Europe and parts of Africa. These guide books became so celebrated, and came into such universal use that the name “Baedeker” has become synonymous with guide book. In World War II the German air raids on the English cathedral towns were called “Baedeker Raids”
Published by Whisenant-Glenn Enterprises
This guide book came into being because as a traveling ball player I have long needed such a book covering the cities visited, listing places the would be useful and convenient to know about….
Our group assembled the lists over the past season (1961) and we hope too many places haven’t moved or changed their phone numbers….
We are sorry for any error or changes or omissions, but hope we’ll be informed of them so that they can be corrected in the next printing. And we hope you find this Baedeker as useful as we intend it to be.
*note – all images posted are from the Cardboard America Collection unless otherwise stated.
Chicago, Illinois (North) – Home of The Chicago Cubs
1962 Record: (59-103) Finished 9th in the National League
The 1962 Cubs were abysmal. They were the worst non-expansion team in the National League. They started 0-7 and and never got on track. What’s amazing about their shear amount of losses was that there were FOUR future hall-of-famers on the team, but three of them were just getting started in their careers. Veteran Ernie Banks was 31-years old and was know playing 1B. The other corner infielder was third-year anchor Ron Santo, who played all 162 games that year.
The outfield featured two young stars – Billy Williams and Lou brock. Williams would go on to played for the Cubs for 16 years. Brock would be traded to the St Louis Cardinals in the middle of the 1964 season in one of the worst trades of all time:
6/15/64 – Traded with Jack Spring and Paul Toth to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens and Bobby Shantz.
Brock would go on to become a 6-time all-star, legendary base stealer and a career .297 hitter. He would remain a Cardinal until his retirement after the 1979 season.
Wrigley Field (1912-Present)
Clark & Addison – BU 1-5050
Tickets also available at Bond Stores, State & Jackson
CUBS SPORTSCASTERS: Jack Quinlan and Lou Boudreau
Cubs games broadcast over WGN Radio and over WGN-TV
Allerton – 701 N. Mich
Ambassador, East & West – 1300 N. State
Drake – N. Michigan & Walton
Edgewater Beach – 5349 N. Sheridan
Knickerbocker – 163 E. Walton
Lake Shore Drive – 181 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Maryland – 900 Rush
Pearson – 190 E. Pearson
Acres Motel – 5600 N. Lincoln
Capri Motel – 7120 N. Milwaukee
Diplomat Motel – 5230 N. Lincoln
Holiday Lodge – 4800 N. Marine Dr.
Lake Tower Motel – 600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Tides Motel – 5235 N. Sheridan
BARS, NIGHT CLUBS
Angelo’s – 615 N. Rush
Argmore Lounge – 1039 W. Argyle
Belair Lounge – 426 W. Diversey
Black Onyx – 104 E. Walton
Busy Bee Tavern – 800 W. Belmont
Chesterfield, Inc. – 51 E. Oak
Chez Paree – 610 N. Fairbanks
Chit-Chat Lounge – 4526 N. Sheridan
The Cloister – 900 N. Rush
Dante’s Inferno – 57 W. Huron
Club Dondi – 1524 W. Montrose
Club Laurel – 5246 N. Broadway
Embassy Club – 601 W. Diversey
Jimmy’s Club Silhouette – 2941 N. Clark
Leland Lounge – 4659 N. Clark
The Living Room – 867 N. Rush
London House – 360 N. Michigan
New York Lounge – 833 1/2 W. Irving Park
Lemon Twist – 1007 N. Rush
Phil’s 1138 Club – 1138 N. Clark
Pop’s Tavern – 3539 N. Racine
Playboy Club of Chicago – 112 E. Walton
Say When – 1116 1/2 N. State
Smalley’s Dug Out – 3525 N. Southport
Tee Pee Inn – 2557 N. Haldstead
Twins Lounge – 1665 W. Fullerton
Victoria Tavern – 957 W. Belmont
Yorkshire Room Ltd. – 2842 N. Sheridan
Agostino’s – 7 E. Delaware & N. State
Blue Ribbon – 5240 N. Clark
The Cottage – 3174 N. Clark
Cubs Grill – 3558 N. Clark
Don the Beachcomber – 101 E. Walton
Golden Ox – 1578 N. Clybourn
Fred Harvey’s Harlequin Room – 919 N. Michigan
Holloway House – 7572 N. Western
Imperial House – 50 E. Walton
Jacques French Restaurant – 900 N. Michigan
Kungsholm – 100 E. Ontario
L’Aiglon – 22 E. Ontario
Beacon’s Ivy Shop – 608 N. Michigan
Smikler Murray – 516 N. Michigan
Squire Shop – 61 E. Oak
Continental Men’s Hair Styling – 20 E. Delaware
QUICK LAUNDRY SERVICE
Arm-Lin Cleaners & Dryers – 343 W. Armitage
Hertz – 1000 N. Lake Shore
American United Cab Assoc. – 3123 N. Clark
24-HR GARAGE SERVICE
Clark Street Garage – 2040 N. Clark
Fourth Presbyterian Church – 126 E. Chestnut
Holy Name Cathedral – 730 N. Wabash
Temple Shalom – 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Arlington Park Jockey Club – NW Hwy, Arlington Heights
Aurora Downs – N. Lake St.
Balmoral Jockey Clubs – NW Hwy, Arlington Heights
Maywood Park Trotting Assn – North Ave & 5th, Maywood
Riverview Amusement Park – Western & Belmont
Washington Park Jockey Club – NW Hwy, Arlington Heights
NUMBERS IN USEFUL IN CHICAGO
Fire: FI 7-1313 or 0
Police: PO 5-1313
Time: CA 8-8000
Long Distance: 211