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#1 Fishin Phil

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:12 AM

Cubs Trivia:

What was the name of the ballpark prior to being changed to Wrigley Field?
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#2 Oswego Chris

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

without cheating...i.e. looking it up...I think it was something like Wighum park, or Wigwam or wiggem or something like that....I may be way way off...

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:50 AM

You've got it. Bonus points to anyone who can spell it correctly.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

Was Wigham park when built but I believe they were calling it Cubs park in the 20's before Wrigley. Could be calling it Groupon Park soon if Ricketts doesn't get public funding to update the park.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

Weegham Park, I believe.

But pretty sure that it was actually called "Cubs Field" or something like that for a few years between Weegham and Wrigley.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:36 AM

Weeghman Park, I remember this via the Bill James Baseball Abstract when reading about the Cubbies being the most dominant team ever over a decade.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:43 AM

The Dark Horse comes out of no where to win in a photo finish!
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

From that paragon of virtuous references, Wikipedia:

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..

I'm appealing Phil's decision to the commissioner's office. I think the correct answer to the trivia question is "Cubs Park."

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.



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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

I just go by what is printed on the calendar.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:20 AM

Everyone is out to get me, even the Cubs.

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#11 Fishin Phil

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:27 AM

Remember, you're not paranoid if everyone really is out to get you.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:22 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.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

I skipped straight to the bottom since I'm seeing this late...

Weeghman Park or something like that...
And that's a bad miss...

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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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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

I skipped straight to the bottom since I'm seeing this late...

Weeghman Park or something like that...


I didn't read this thread either, but if I was guessing, I'd say it was Weeghman Park. :blink:
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