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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

Cubs Trivia:

What was the name of the ballpark that the expansion Los Angeles Angels played at in 1961?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Wrigley Field... I remember hearing that and was totally surprised.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

Its nice to be back ;)

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

Score one for the Goat. Welcome back MG.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Wasn't that where the Cubs minor league team played?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

If I remember correctly, yes and where they had spring training for a while. It was designed to be a replica of Wrigley Field.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

This post became a HUGE time-suck for me... I couldn't stop looking for pictures of LA Wrigley and reading articles about it's history. I can't believe I'd never heard about it...

Then one site linked to another and another and before I knew it, I was reading about Ray Rayner and Cuddly Duddly on Wikipedia... how the hell did I end up there??? I need a road map to these interwebz.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

This post became a HUGE time-suck for me... I couldn't stop looking for pictures of LA Wrigley and reading articles about it's history. I can't believe I'd never heard about it...

Then one site linked to another and another and before I knew it, I was reading about Ray Rayner and Cuddly Duddly on Wikipedia... how the hell did I end up there??? I need a road map to these interwebz.

Cuddly Duddly. Wow. I had totally forgotten.

Wrigley Field LA - was also were they shot "Home Run Derby" in the early 1960's. Some epic HR contests that featured Mays, Banks, Aaron, Mantle, Killebrew, Mathews, McCovey, F Robinson, etc... The host/announcer for that show was classic bad. Some of the worst and most uncomfortable interviews ever. ESPN reran some of those a couple years ago. Maybe they still do!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

That would be an awesome Home Run Derby!

Side note, I had a 3 foot tall Cuddly Duddly when I was a kid.
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