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 Posted: Fri Apr 10th, 2009 04:49 am
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Okay we still have points pending with questions 17 and 18 so we'll get standings caught up later.

Question #19 ~ Lights were to be installed at Wrigley Field in 1942 but this never happened until 1988. What was (the original) reason lights were not installed at the start of the 1942 season?

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 Posted: Fri Apr 10th, 2009 05:24 am
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Lights were scheduled to be added in Wrigley for the 1942 season; after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owner Phillip K. Wrigley donated the necessary materials to the war effort. Because baseball ended up booming after the war, Wrigley (the original Wrigley's son) was able to hold off on the issue. One of his long-stated reasons for not installing lights is that it would upset the neighborhood.

THE LIGHTS ISSUE
The city of Chicago had an ordinance banning night events at Wrigley, due to its location in the residential Lakeview neighborhood. For night game to occur, the Tribue Company (who assumed ownership of the Cubs in 1981) would need the ordinance repealed.



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 Posted: Fri Apr 10th, 2009 10:42 am
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The lights were donated to the war effort during WWII.

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1942 SEASON
Lights were scheduled to be added in Wrigley for the 1942 season; after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owner Phillip K. Wrigley donated the necessary materials to the war effort. Because baseball ended up booming after the war, Wrigley (the original Wrigley's son) was able to hold off on the issue. One of his long-stated reasons for not installing lights is that it would upset the neighborhood.

THE LIGHTS ISSUE
The city of Chicago had an ordinance banning night events at Wrigley, due to its location in the residential Lakeview neighborhood. For night game to occur, the Tribue Company (who assumed ownership of the Cubs in 1981) would need the ordinance repealed.



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1942 SEASON
Lights were scheduled to be added in Wrigley for the 1942 season; after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owner Phillip K. Wrigley donated the necessary materials to the war effort. Because baseball ended up booming after the war, Wrigley (the original Wrigley's son) was able to hold off on the issue. One of his long-stated reasons for not installing lights is that it would upset the neighborhood.

THE LIGHTS ISSUE
The city of Chicago had an ordinance banning night events at Wrigley, due to its location in the residential Lakeview neighborhood. For night game to occur, the Tribue Company (who assumed ownership of the Cubs in 1981) would need the ordinance repealed.



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1942 SEASON
Lights were scheduled to be added in Wrigley for the 1942 season; after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owner Phillip K. Wrigley donated the necessary materials to the war effort. Because baseball ended up booming after the war, Wrigley (the original Wrigley's son) was able to hold off on the issue. One of his long-stated reasons for not installing lights is that it would upset the neighborhood.

THE LIGHTS ISSUE
The city of Chicago had an ordinance banning night events at Wrigley, due to its location in the residential Lakeview neighborhood. For night game to occur, the Tribue Company (who assumed ownership of the Cubs in 1981) would need the ordinance repealed.

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1942 SEASON
Lights were scheduled to be added in Wrigley for the 1942 season; after the attack on Pearl Harbor, owner Phillip K. Wrigley donated the necessary materials to the war effort. Because baseball ended up booming after the war, Wrigley (the original Wrigley's son) was able to hold off on the issue. One of his long-stated reasons for not installing lights is that it would upset the neighborhood.

THE LIGHTS ISSUE
The city of Chicago had an ordinance banning night events at Wrigley, due to its location in the residential Lakeview neighborhood. For night game to occur, the Tribue Company (who assumed ownership of the Cubs in 1981) would need the ordinance repealed.



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