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Cubs vs White Sox @ Dodger Stadium

April 9, 1942

April 9th, 1942 was a thrilling day for the estimated 8,000 people who filled the Dodger Stadium baseball field to watch an exhibition game between the Chicago White Sox play the Chicago Cubs.

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From its early beginnings and through the decades, sports has been intertwined in the fabric of Fort Dodge history, culture and nostalgia.

Fort Dodge Demons


Fort Dodge sports history for the past 120 years is filled with many iconic teams. One of them is the Fort Dodge Demons that was developed and led by legendary baseball enthusiast and coach Jerry Patterson.

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Giants of the Game


The next time you’re standing over a shot at the Fort Dodge Country Club, consider this: Hall of Fame golf legends Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour and Gene Sarazen did the same some 90 years ago.

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Anyone who would like to recommend a story about an iconic sporting event, accomplishment, or exceptional athletic team is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Community Foundation by emailing Randy Kuhlman at or call 515-573-3171.

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