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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:07 AM
I'm appealing Phil's decision to the commissioner's office. I think the correct answer to the trivia question is "Cubs Park."
Wrigley Field ... was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..
Aside: anyone ever read the book Bury My Heart at Wrigley Field? I remember reading it in high school? grade school? something 1989-ish. I should make an effort to find it again -- probably at a used book store. An interesting history of the pre-20th century Chicago Cubs baseball club.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:49 PM
I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but check on ebay for the book. You would be absolutely amazed at all of the cool stuff ( or as my wife calls it junk) that you can pick up on ebay really cheap. I am just lucky enough to have a job that has some free computer time with it. collecting Cub stuff has been my passion for the last 15 or so years. I actually have the Chicago newspaper from the day the ballpark opened(sorry newspapers... the day after) it is amazing how fast news travels any more.
How come when I go to ebay and type in 'really cheap stuff', it's all being sold by some jabroney named scorecardpaul?
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