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Cubs Calendar 4/10/13 - Lights


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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:48 AM

Cubs Trivia:

The Chicago Cubs played their first home night game in 1988. Who was the last club to install lights prior to the Cubs?
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:05 AM

If the Marlins were around back then it would have been them since Loria's such a cheap bastard but I'll go with the Red Sox since Fenway's also an ancient tradition laden park

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

I'll guess Pittsburgh.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:02 AM

I'll go a different route with it.
Rangers? They moved from Washington in the 70's. Therefore, they would have had to erect lights in a new stadium.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:52 AM

I think it was Detroit.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:04 AM

I don't know why I'm wasting my time after Spriggs has parted the clouds and given his gift of knowledge already, but I'll guess it was Kansas City.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

Boston is my guess.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:05 AM

I am going to guess that it was....the Angels.

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#9 Fishin Phil

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

OK Spriggs, what year?
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

1981? Total guess.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

Long answer/followed by my guess:

I know they were similar to the Cubs in that they were ready to install lights, but decided to donate them to the war effort (during WWII). And there was a big issue on the night they installed them and the game didn't even start until after 10 o'clock - leaving everyone in the dark for a couple hours.

I am assuming that new expansion teams like the Rockies don't count. And that new stadiums don't count. And that teams who moved to different cities, like the Rangers/Senators or Twins don't count...plus I don't know much about the stadiums they moved to. I do know they were playing night games in Detroit in the early 60's, so I would guess around 1950 in Detroit.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

So, that would mean with the wording of the question that I would be right with the Rangers when they moved to a new stadium from Washington in the 70's. New stadium = new lights correct?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

So, that would mean with the wording of the question that I would be right with the Rangers when they moved to a new stadium from Washington in the 70's. New stadium = new lights correct?


I think so! But maybe that ballpark in Arlington already existed before they moved there? Wasn't it a minor league stadium before the Rangers moved there? The new ballpark wasn't built until after the Cubs played night games.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:25 AM


So, that would mean with the wording of the question that I would be right with the Rangers when they moved to a new stadium from Washington in the 70's. New stadium = new lights correct?


I think so! But maybe that ballpark in Arlington already existed before they moved there? Wasn't it a minor league stadium before the Rangers moved there? The new ballpark wasn't built until after the Cubs played night games.

Doh! I got Sprigged. It was a minor league stadium first and was built to attract an MLB team with minor renovations needed to be MLB approved.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:34 AM

Ha! 1948. Take that Spriggs!

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