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Wrigley Field Bleacher Renovations 1925-26

By bullpenbrian at 03.01.2013 2 comments.

“There are millions of Cubs fans who did not grow up in Chicago. Why? It’s Wrigley Field. You see that great old ballpark on television–the ivy on the walls, the people on the rooftops, the bleacher bums, the old stadium–and it’s everything you ever dreamed baseball could be.” -Randy Hundley, former Cub

In 1925 more renovations took place at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field).
The left field wall was moved back at the request of the Cubs’ pitching staff.
This mid-season change created the ‘jury box’ look, still present to this day.
In 1926 Cubs owner William Wrigley attached his name to the ballpark.
Shortly after he began the construction of upper deck seating.
Wrigley hired the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.
The same firm which designed the Merchandise Mart and the Wrigley Building.
* Photo: Temporary bleachers over Waveland Ave for the 1929 World Series.

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  1. Derek Blume says:

    Unfortunately, that picture is not of any renovations to the bleachers, but rather the construction of temporary bleachers which hung over Waveland Avenue for the World Series in 1929.

    • bullpenbrian says:

      Interesting, I did not know that. I was aware the picture wasn’t the bleacher construction in the post, but my intention really was just to shake up the picture from the general Wrigley Field shots I typically use. So, if you’re ok with it, I am too! Thanks for sharing, Derek (and I’ll attempt to add the info to the pic for other readers).

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