A Significant Day in Baseball – and Cub – History!

A Significant Day in Baseball – and Cub – History!

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 A Significant Day in Baseball – and Cub – History!

On this day back in 1926, 91 years ago, the name “Wrigley Field” was born. An article in the Chicago Tribune casually mentioned that henceforth Weeghman Park will now be known as Wrigley Field, reflecting the ownership of the club by William Wrigley, Jr.

The park was originally named for the previous owner, Charles Weeghman, who built the park for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League. After the Feds folded in 1915, the Cubs moved in as the two teams were merged.

The caption I found with the featured photo below says it’s from Game One of the 1938 World Series, between the Cubs and Yankees. “George Selkirk’s bouncer to Cubs second baseman Billy Herman scored Lou Gehrig after Herman bobbled the grounder. The Yankees won the game, 3-1.”

I don’t seen any World Series bunting so maybe the photo is misidentified…but it’s still a neat, historical photo of Wrigley Field from the 1930’s. Be sure to click on the photo for a better view!

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I'm a baseball historian who also loves to write. My forte is identifying ballplayers in old photos, and my specail interest is the Dead Ball Era.

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