For 40 years, the Cubs and White Sox met nearly every October for a best of seven city series. The games were taken seriously in front of sellout crowds. Players earned raises or lost their jobs based on their performance against their crosstown rivals.
Over 11 episodes, Chicago’s Civil War takes an in depth look at the great baseball games of the Chicago City Series and the rivalry that they cultivated.
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Episode One, Wherein a New League is Established and a Gauntlet Thrown Down
Episode Two, Wherein the City Series is Inaugurated
Episode Three, Wherein the World’s Series is Played Entirely in Chicago
Episode Four, Wherein a Stadium Rises, a Dynasty Falls and History is Made
Episode Five, Wherein the Federal League Tries to Force a Three-Team City Series
Episode Six, Wherein the History of Chicago is Explored
Episode Seven, Wherein as Many as Two World Series are Thrown
Episode Eight, Wherein the Yearly Tradition is Re-established
Episode Nine, Wherein Attendance Soars and the Cubs Get on a Roll
Episode Ten, Wherein the City Series Concludes
Episode Eleven, Wherein the Teams Move on With Their Lives