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Cubs historical sleuthing: More color 1930s video of Wrigley Field

This one has a rare view of the old scoreboard

Here’s yet another video from our friends at Flagstaff Films of a visiting team at Wrigley Field in 1937. Again, the ballpark is the star of the show:

Rare Color-1937 pre-game, Philadelphia Phillies, at Wrigley Field (from the Flagstaff Films baseball home movie archive) pic.twitter.com/9Pe4jIGtvV

— Flagstaff Films (@Flagstafffilms) November 12, 2018

Once again, the state of the bleachers and scoreboard allows us to precisely date this film. There’s no construction begun on the bleachers yet, so it has to be before July 5. The Phillies were at Wrigley twice before that in 1937: May 25-27 and June 18-20.

It’s the brief view of the scoreboard at the end of this film that tells us the date. On the right side of the board you see the White Sox score line at the top. They’re at New York. That matches the later dates.

Now, what exact date was this? Also toward the end of the video, you see No. 47 warming up near the sideline. That’s Syl Johnson — he was the starting pitcher for the Phillies in the Friday, June 18 game. Presuming again that a …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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