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Exterior view of Wrigley Stadium during the 1929 World Series matchup between the hometown Cubs and the Philadelphia Athletics. Captures the exterior of the stadium facing Addison Street ornamented with bunting in celebration of the first World Series held at the ballpark. Depicts a busy street scene looking west on Addison Street at the corner of Sheffield with heavy car traffic, and fans swarming the sidewalk and the entrance to the stadium. Includes a men's clothing store selling the "Official Cub Tie," a double-decker bus, and signage for "Henry F. Hollmann fine shoe rebuilding."

Details

  • Title: Wrigley Field hosts the World Series
  • Date: 1929-10
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Story: Constructed in 1914 by Charles Weeghman to house his short-lived Federal League team, the Chicago Federals. The stadium was purchased by a consortium of owners for the Chicago Cubs of the National League, who remain its current occupants, in 1916. Known as Weeghman Park 1914 to 1916; Cubs Park 1920 to 1925; and Wrigley Field 1926 to the present.
  • Contributor: National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum and Library
  • External Link: ABNER: National Baseball Hall of Fame's online catalog

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