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Sullivan: Wrigley Field centennial mural depicts Comiskey Park

From SABR member Floyd Sullivan at ChicagoNow on May 14, 2014:

A couple of days ago I posted a blog stating that there was a pretty big mistake on one of the murals that have been mounted on the Waveland and Sheffield exterior walls of Wrigley Field. I invited readers to try to find that error.

I received dozens of replies, both in the Comments section (scroll down that post to read the comments) and via email. One reader, as of 4:00pm Wednesday, noted the same rather substantial mistake that I saw as I waited to get into the Centennial Game on April 23. Others found additional errors.

On that rather chilly Wednesday morning I stood in a long line on Waveland Avenue that snaked from Gate K to almost Sheffield Avenue, waiting for the gates to open at 11:30. There was a parallel line for the bleachers. The sidewalk was pretty congested. We all wanted our free Chicago Federals jerseys, promised to the first 30,000 that entered the ballpark. We needn't have worried. Based on the number of people in the park that day, the Cubs had plenty of jerseys left.

Because I had the time, I stood and actually studied the Waveland Avenue murals. Previously, I had sped by the ballpark and noted their existence without taking a closer look. When I came to this photograph in one of the murals close to Gate K, I stopped dead in my tracks ...

Read the full article here: http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/2014/05/wrigley-field-centennial-mural-mistake-thats-comiskey-park-not-wrigley-field/

This page was last updated May 19, 2014 at 11:18 am MST.

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