The pennant had not yet been won, but a jubilant crowd surged into the streets and fireworks shattered the still Chicago night. A Luis Aparicio single had beaten Kansas City and eliminated the hated Yankees. Victory was close at hand, and Chicago Artist Franklin McMahon, a White Sox fan himself, caught it in full flush. "You can't imagine," a man told McMahon, "what this means to the South Side. This is an area of failure. Now, suddenly, they have success in their midst."

ILLUSTRATIONFRANKLIN MCMAHON