A one-hour made-for-television show on the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal filmed at Clinton’s Alliant Energy Field, home of the Clinton Lumberkings (Low Class A; Midwest League), premieres on the MLB Network on Saturday, November 13 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
“Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox” was filmed by MLB Productions Senior Producer Jeff Spaulding in conjunction with Joe Scherrman and the “Ghost Players” of Dyersville, Iowa. Alliant Energy Field was chosen as the backdrop for all action shots based on its historic dugouts, grandstand and playing surface, as a stand-in for the original Comiskey Park.
Ghost Players Ron (Hank) Lucas, Nic Hunt, Ted Kruse, Mike Schuster and Dubuque native Nic Ungs all participated in the September 26 shoot. Ungs, a 12th-round pick by the Florida Marlins in 2001 out of the University of Northern Iowa, pitched in Clinton as a member of the Kane County Cougars (Low Class A; Midwest League) in 2002. The right-hander was with Florida’s double-A affiliate in Jacksonville, FL last season.
A behind-the-scenes video of the shoot created by Scherrman can be viewed by visiting the Lumberkings website.
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