Sport: Lady Into Sox

When Grace Reidy, daughter of a Chicago traction executive, set off on her honeymoon in 1913, she had plenty of company. Two baseball teams went with her —the Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants. Her father-in-law, Charles Albert ("The Old Roman") Comiskey, founder-owner of the White Sox, had arranged a world exhibition tour for the two teams. With them she visited eight countries, sat in the same grandstand with King George V, skedaddled home just ahead of World War I.

Had her husband's appetite been reasonable, Mrs. John Louis Comiskey's intimate association with baseball might have ended with her...

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