CHICAGO -- Now there will be more than bragging rights on the line in the Crosstown Classic.
The two teams will continue to meet in a yearly six-game series as they have since 1997. The team with the most wins in the series will be awarded the rivalry's namesake trophy. If the annual series is split 3-3, the Crosstown Cup will be awarded to the winner of the series' last game.
The Cubs and White Sox meet for the first time this season on June 11-13 for a weekend series at Wrigley Field. The series shifts to U.S. Cellular Field for three games on June 25-27.
"Cubs and Sox fans have always been passionate about this rivalry. The BP Crosstown Cup recognizes the excitement of winning the crosstown series," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a release.