1962 Baseball Baedeker – Chicago (Cubs)


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

Publisher’s Note:

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

Courtesy of Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos

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

Wrigley Field in 1962 (Courtesy)

CUBS SPORTSCASTERS: Jack Quinlan and Lou Boudreau

Cubs games broadcast over WGN Radio and over WGN-TV

Allerton – 701 N. Mich

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Chicago’s after-the-theatre Rendezvous…for Midnight Chats
Comfort and glamour, 23 stories above famed Michigan Avenue.
Michigan Avenue at Huron
Harding Hotel Management

Ambassador, East & West – 1300 N. State

Drake – N. Michigan & Walton

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The Coq d’Or cocktail lounge in the Arcade of the Drake Hotel, Chicago: Warm with Butternut wood paneling. It recalls the “gentleman’s drinking room of the early 1800s”. Coq d’Or was opened one day after Congress repealed the Volstead Act. It is a favorite Gold Coast spot for cocktails and after the theater parties, featuring a special luncheon and late-night snack menu.
Lake Shore Drive & Upper Michigan Ave. Chicago, Ill. – SUperior 7-2200

Edgewater Beach – 5349 N. Sheridan

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Having a wonderful time at the….
Chicago’s incomparable “country club” hotel.On beautiful lake Michigan shore…yet just 18 minutes from the Loop. 1, 000 outside rooms, five famous restaurants, cocktail lounges, swimming pool. Dancing and floor shows nightly. Plenty of parking.
Wish You Were Here
5300 Block, North Sheridan Road, Chicago 40

Knickerbocker – 163 E. Walton

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The Lime House
Authentic reproduction of 19th century English country pub….featuring 16 brands of imported ales, stouts, and beers…pewter mugs…collector’s-item antiques…exceptional service.
Walton, Just East of Michigan
-At the Sign of the Lion –

Lake Shore Drive – 181 E. Lake Shore Dr.

Maryland – 900 Rush

– 190 E. Pearson

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Pearson Hotel – 190 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Just east of the Water Tower
Phone 312- SU 7-8200

Acres Motel – 5600 N. Lincoln

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5600 Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
75 air conditioned and soundproof units
Free Television
Aquacade swimming pool & playground area
Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
24 Hour Switchboard
Conference Rooms, seating capacity 10 to 150
14 minutes drive to Downtown Shopping
18 Minutes drive to O’Hare International Airport
Courtesy car to surrounding area and O’Hare Airport
S & H Green Stamps
AAA Approved. Diners’ Club, American Express Accepted. Member of the Aristocrat Inns of America

Capri Motel – 7120 N. Milwaukee

Diplomat Motel – 5230 N. Lincoln

Holiday Lodge – 4800 N. Marine Dr.

Lake Tower Motel
– 600 N. Lake Shore Dr.

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Lake Shore Drive at Ohio Street, Chicago 11
SUperior 7-4700 TWX CG 22
Motel informality and convenience with hotel luxury and services in 250 delightful rooms. AAA Approved. Member of the American Hotel Association.

Tides Motel – 5235 N. Sheridan

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5235 North Sheridan Road
BRoadway 5-2100
Chicago, Ill.
201 Luxuriously furnished rooms on Lake Michigan. In Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Area. Swim all year in our heated pool. Free parking, Free TV, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge and meeting rooms.
AAA Approved. Diners’ Club, American Express and Carte Blanche accepted.

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

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The Playboy Club

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

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Host to Diplomat and Beachcomber, Prince and Pirate
1717 No. McCadden Place – Hollywood, California
101 East Walton Place – Chicago, Illinois

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

Arm-Lin Cleaners & Dryers – 343 W. Armitage

Hertz – 1000 N. Lake Shore

American United Cab Assoc. – 3123 N. Clark

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.

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

Fire: FI 7-1313 or 0
Police: PO 5-1313
Time: CA 8-8000
Long Distance: 211
Information: 411