1962 Baseball Baedeker – Chicago (White Sox)


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)
#3 – Chicago (Cubs)

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, Ill. (South) – Home of The Chicago White Sox

Courtesy of Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos

Comiskey Park (1910-1990)
Office at 324 West 35th St.
Games start 1:30 or 8:00, TN at 6:00pm
Take Clark St. car or El south from Loop to 35 St. Parking for 8,000

Undated photo of Comiskey Park – Source

WHITE SOX SPORTSCASTERS: Vince Lloyd & Jack Brichouse – WGN-TV
Sox Games Broadcast over WCFL Radio by Bob Elson & Ralph Kiner

1962 Record: 85-77, 5th in the American Leagure
Manager: Al Lopez
Future Hall of Famers: Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Early Will

Conrad Hilton* – 720 S. Michigan

The hotel located on Michigan Boulevard in the heart of Chicago’s world famous convention center is one of the largest hotels in the world.

Del Prado* – 5307 S. Hyde Park
Essex Inn – S. Michigan & 8th

Modern luxury in Downtown Chicago
on Michigan Avenue at 8th Street
Chicago’s New Downtown Motel
Closest Motel to all Convention facilities
325 Units across from Grant Park and the Lake – Free Covered Parking, TV, Radio, F.M., Ice Cubes
Convention, Conference, and Private Dining Rooms – Self-Dialing Phones – Room Service – Sun Deck – Delmonico’s Restaurant – Cocktail Parlour – Heated Swimming Pool – Playground Area
800 So. Michigan – Chicago 5, Ill.
WE 9-2800 – TWX-CG82.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels and the Aristocrat Inns of America.

Executive House – 71 E. Wacker

Courtesy of William Bird

La Salle – La Salle & Madison

Comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms. 15 private dining rooms and ball rooms. The famous Lotus Room for fine food and the 90’s Tap for fun and frolic. On the corner of La Salle and Madison in the center of downtown Chicago.

Palmer House – Monroe & State

Palmer House Conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s loop, The Palmer House with 2250 rooms is one of the world’s largest and most beautiful Hotels. Air-conditioned rooms are available. Home of the popular Empire Room where America’s greatest entertainers are featured. Telephone: Randolph 6-7500. Teletype: CG 698.
State and Monroe Streets, Chicago, Illinois

Pick-Congress – 520 S. Michigan

Michigan Avenue at Congress Street
1000 spacious rooms overlooking Grant Park. Air-conditioned rooms. World famous for hospitality and superb cuisine. New Pompeian Dining Room, Glass Hat supper club, Mocha Room coffee shop, Tavern Tap. Peacock bar. Ideal convention facilities. Children free. Convenient Parking. An Albert Pick Hotel
Leonard Hicks V.P.and Mng. Dir.
William Burns Gen. Manager

Sheraton-Blackstone – 636 S. Michigan

CHICAGO’S exciting intimate French dining room of the Napoleonic period featuring dishes by the famous 19th century chef Marie-Antoinette Careme. Excellent service, beautiful appointments. Open daily for luncheon, dinner and supper. Dinner music and dancing.

Sherman – Clark & Randolph

The Sherman House offers a wondrous world of facilities…five great restaurants and banquet and meeting accommodations for 20 or up to 2,000. When you visit, dine at the Celtic, College Inn-Porterhouse or Well of the Sea. Great Restaurants.

*Hosts to visiting ball clubs

Ascot – S. Michigan & 11th

Michigan Ave. at 11th St.
1100 S. Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Closest motel to all convention facilities, museums, shopping and entertainment centers. Free covered parking, Color TV, Radio, FM, Ice Cubes. Self dialing phones, room service, valet, heated swimming pool, playground area, sun deck. Convention, conference and private dining rooms.
Free Courtesy Car Service
AAA Approved.
member of the Aristocrat Inns of America.

Avenue – 1154 S. Michigan & 12th

Modern Luxury in the Heart of Chicago on Michigan Avenue at 12th Street
Downtown Chicago
Closest Motel to all Convention Facilities. 80 Air-conditioned Units across from Grant Park. FREE Covered Parking, TV, Radio, F.M., Ice Cubes
Convention, Conference, and Private Dining Rooms, Self-Dialing Phones – Room Service – Carnival Restaurant – Geisha Room For Cocktails – Free Swimming at Essex & Ascot Cabana Clubs
HA 7-8200 – Teletype 312-431-1012
Courtesy car to convention hall and points of interest. AAA Approved, A member of the Aristocrat Inns of America.

Avis – 58th & S. Cicero
Chicago Airways Hotel – 5433 S. Cicero & 55th
Delta – 79th & S. Lake Shore Dr.
50th on the Lake – S. Lake Shore Dr. & 50th

South Shore Drive at 50th St.
Chicago, Illinois
301 rooms. Mid-west’s largest and most luxurious. On beautiful Lake Michigan and U.S. 41. 5 minutes to downtown Chicago. heated swimming Pool, free parking. Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant. Meeting rooms. Free 21″ G.E. TV. AAA Approved. Diners’ Club accepted.

Ramada Inn – 540 S. Michigan
Ranch – 9201 S. Stony Island
Thunderbird – S. Shore Dr. & 75th

America’s finest in-town Motel…
South Shore Drive at 75th Street
Chicago 49, Illinois
Located ON CHICAGO’S scenic lake route U.S. 41. 150 beautiful rooms with individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Phones in every room with 24 hour switchboard service. Free 21″ TV and parking. Olympic swimming pool. Restaurant and cocktail lounge. Telephone REgent 1-1250. AAA Approved. Diners’ Club accepted.
“10 minutes to downtown Chicago”

Blue Note – 3 N. Clark
Caribbean Room – 5108 S. Lake Park
Cornell Cocktail Lounge – 1610 E. 53
Flame Club – 3030 W. Madison
Mangam’s – 7850 Ogden, Lyons
Sutherland Lounge – 47 & Drexel
Top of the Rock – Prudential Building

Atop the Prudential Building
Chicago 1, Illinois
Enjoy “cocktails in the clouds” in Stouffer’s fabulous glass-enclosed “Top of the Rock” lounge and see one of the most spectacular views in the midwest! On a clear day you’ll see way beyond Chicago . . . to Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin!

Baskin – 137 S. State
Brooks Bros – 74 E. Madison
Maurice L. Rothschild – 304 S. State

Ace Rent-A-Car – 318 S. Fed

Central Church – Conrad Hilton Hotel
Chicago Temple – Clark & Washington
Christ the King – 327 La Salle
St. Peters – 110 W. Madison

Arnold & Eddie – 9325 S. Stony Island
Bamboo Inn – 11 N. Clark
Banana’s Steak House – 9401 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn
Batt’s – 114 E. Carmak
Don Roth’s Blackhawk – 139 N. Wabash
Bohemia Cafe – 138 S. Clinton
Boston Oyster House – 21 S. Clark
The Cart – Wabash & Harrison
Cipriani’s – 1003 S. Halstead, Chicago Heights
Club El Bianco – 2747 W. 63rd

2747 West 63rd Street
Chicago 29, Illinois
TEL. REpublic 7-2662
BIANCO’S FIESTA DINNERS are a Gourmet’s Delight, served in a manner befitting festive royalty of old. Each and every course is a revelation, enhanced with recipes handed down through the ages, and brought to you….”a la BIANCO”
ANTIPASTO “a la Bianco”

George Diamond Steak House – 1133 S. Wabash

A picturesque view of George Diamond preparing a steak before one of his open charcoal broilers. A full steak dinner starts at $1.95

The Epicurean – 316-18 S. Wabash
Flame Club – 3030 W. Madison
Al Farber’s Steak Room – 15 N. Clark
Flo’s – 7 Washington
Fritzel’s – State at Lake

Where There Is No Substitute for Quality
State and Lake Streets – Tel. AN 3-7100
Rendezvous of Celebrities – Elegant Chez Lounge For Cocktails and Continental Entertainment – The Finest in Food, Service, Interior Decor
Daily (Incl. Sun.) 11 A.M. to 1 A.M. – Sat. to 2 A.M. – For Lunch Dinner – Supper – Sunday Brunch – Private Party Dining Rooms

Fred Harvey’s Gold Lion – Canal & W. Jackson
Jennie’s Restaurant & Lounge – 9031 S. Stony Island
Johnny’s Steaks – 501 S. Wabash
Jules – 814 W. 71
Al Knapp Inc. – 1052 Indianapolis, Hammond, Indiana
Sam LaRusso’s – 1645 E. 53
Log Cabin – 5074 S. Archer
Martinique – 2500 W. 94 Pl., Evergreen Park

2500 W. 94th Place – Evergreen Park
Chicago 42, Illinois
PHONE: PR 9-4000 – GA 2-8000
“America’s Most Beautiful Theatre Restaurant”

Morton Steak House – 5550 S. South Shore Dr.
Phil Smidt & Son – 1205 Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
JBD Station – 5133 S. Lake Park
Stockyard Inn Dining Rooms – S. Halstead & W 42nd
Frank Sylvano’s – 9156 S. Stony Island
Vogel’s – 1250 Indianapolis, Hammond, Indiana

Continental Men’s Hair Styling – 55 E. Washington

Checker Taxi – 1401 W. Jackson

French Model Laundry & Cleaners – 410 S. Clark

Adler Planetarium – Lake Front near Roosevelt
Art Institute – Michigan & Adams
Chicago Gray Line Sightseeing Co.
Chicago Natural History Museum – Roosevelt Rd. & Field Dr.
Merchandise Mart – Wells at Chicago River
Sportsman’s Park – 3301 S. Laramie
Shedd Aquarium – Lake Front & Roosevelt Rd.