McCuddy’s classic Bridgeport tavern

Summer is coming to a close, and soon enough we’ll all be wearing sweaters and grumbling about the crummy weather.

In the spirit of holding on just a bit longer, we take you down to McCuddy’s bar in Bridgeport, which served baseball fans (and players!) from 1910 until 1988.

According to Mrs. Frances McCuddy, Babe Ruth would walk across the street to her bar during the break between doubleheaders to pick up a roast beef sandwich.

The bar eventually was demolished to make way for the new White Sox stadium, and with it we lost a classic Chicago neighborhood tradition.

The video was shot in 1984 for the sports program Time Out. The host is Roger Wallenstein.

Watch the full episode of Time Out at Media Burn.



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