Friday, November 4, 2016

Wrigley Field in 1945-- Part 2: Original Lights Taken Out By World War II

The last time the Cubs were in a World Series Before this year.

OUTFIELD:  Under Bill Veeck, ivy was planted along the outfield walls in 1937.

CLUBHOUSES:  The old Cubs' tiny clubhouse was located under the left field mezzanine.

LIGHTS:  P.K. Wrigley assigned Bill Veeck to lookinto lighting options for Wrigley.  The team ordered parts in 1941 but Wrigley donated the steel to the World War II effort after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

MARQUEE:  The famous Wrigley Field marque was installed in 1934 and was originally green, and then was painted blue a couple years later.  Of course, it is now red.


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