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Wrigley - Historical Events
Date Event
1891-04-01

The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

1916-04-20

Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6

1916-04-30

Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds

1926-05-23

Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard

1939-01-15

1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field

1942-01-15

Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II

1943-02-20

Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League

1947-07-08

14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago

1950-12-14

Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner

1959-06-30

During a game in Wrigley Field, 2 balls were in play at same time

1962-07-30

33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago

1974-06-26

The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

1982-08-18

Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)

1988-08-08

Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1

1988-08-09

Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field

1990-06-12

NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning

1990-07-10

61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago

1993-07-07

Red Tom Browning decides to watch his team play at Wrigley Field from the roof of a building across Sheffield Ave, he is fined $500

2016-10-28

World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

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Wrigley - Birthdays
Date Event
1861-09-30

William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

1861-9-30

William Wrigley Jr., Catalina, Here I Come

1933-01-21

William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)

1934-02-18

Dewey Wrigley Jr., The Carpetbaggers

1959-08-07

Jimmy Mack, Wrigley Field: Beyond the Ivy

1960-11-23

Bill Wrigley, The Fear Chamber

1988-04-24

Cornelius Murphy, Wrigley and King

Wrigley - Deaths
Date Event
1932-01-26

William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies

1932-01-26

William Wrigley Jr., Catalina, Here I Come

1950-04-20

Dewey Wrigley, A Foreign Affair

1977-04-12

Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82

1994-10-06

Ben Wrigley, Bedknobs and Broomsticks


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