1885 Chicago Opening Day Baseball Program
"Cap" Anson, Billy Sunday, Michael "King" Kelly ... some of the very first baseball legends, and they're all here. Check out this slideshow of a rare souvenir program from Opening Day 1885.
Inside is a photograph of the park, looking towards home from the outfield. The White Stockings' new home could hold a crowd of about 10,000 and featured a bicycle track — the white band visible in the photograph — that surrounded the playing field. The field saw only seven years of action, however, as the team abandoned it for another venue, South Side Park, in 1891.