Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wrigley Field in 1945-- Part 1: About That Scoreboard

From the October 28, 2016, Chicago Tribune "Wrigley Field's transformation."

As I continue recovering from the wee hours of the morning celebration in Margaritaville for the Cubs who won the World Series for the first time since 1908.  they are calling it the longest any professional sport franchise has ever gone between championships.

1945 was the last time a World Series game was played at Wrigley Field, 71 years ago.


TRIANGLE PROPERTY--  The triangle plot of land northwest of the ballpark contained a cluster of coal silos as tall as the upper deck in 1945.  They were demolished in 1961.

BLEACHERS--  Permanent bleachers were first built in 1937.

SCOREBOARD--  Wrigley's iconic center-field scoreboard was installed in 1937 when the park went through a major renovation.  It was originally brown, but was painted green in 1942.


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