A report on Chicago Cubs and Philip K. Wrigley

Wrigley in 1917
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League members in 1948
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
The Wrigley Building in Chicago
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

He presided over the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, and also the family hobby, the Chicago Cubs, as owner until his death.

- Philip K. Wrigley

After the "Double-Bills" (Wrigley and Veeck) died in 1932 and 1933 respectively, P.K. Wrigley, son of Bill Wrigley, took over as majority owner.

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Banks in 1969

Ernie Banks

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Banks in 1969
1955 Bowman trading card
Banks in 1964
1967 advertisement
Banks' retired number 14 at Wrigley Field in Chicago
Banks and Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts on the float representing the Cubs organization at the 2010 Chicago Pride Parade
Ernie Banks' grave monument in Graceland Cemetery

Ernest Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was an American professional baseball player who starred in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971.

In his memoir, citing his fondness for the Cubs and owner Philip K. Wrigley, Banks said he did not regret signing with the Cubs rather than one of the more successful baseball franchises.

College of Coaches

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Philip K. Wrigley in 1917
Bob Whitlow during his military service

The College of Coaches was an unorthodox baseball organizational practice employed by the National League's Chicago Cubs in and.

After the Cubs finished 60–94 in, their 14th straight NL second-division finish, Cubs owner P. K. Wrigley announced in December 1960 that the Cubs would no longer have a sole field manager, but would be led by an eight-man committee.

William Wrigley Jr.

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American chewing gum industrialist.

American chewing gum industrialist.

July 4th ad in 1920 for Wrigley's chewing gum in The Saturday Evening Post

In 1972, his son, Philip K. Wrigley, established the Catalina Island Conservancy for this purpose and transferred all family ownership to it.

In 1916, Wrigley bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team as part of a group headed by Charles Weeghman, former owner of the Federal League's Chicago Whales.

Wrigley Field in 2018

Wrigley Field

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Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Major League Baseball stadium located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Wrigley Field in 2018
Wrigley Field in 2022
Videoboard above new left field bleacher seats in 2015
Closeup of Wrigley Field's ivy
Wrigley's distinctive ivy-covered outfield walls in 2006
View of the right field bleacher seats before the 1060 Project renovations began
April 2006 view from a rooftop across Waveland Avenue
The scoreboard at Wrigley Field is operated by hand.
The iconic marquee outside Wrigley Field
The marquee was temporarily painted purple for the 2010 Land of Lincoln Trophy college football game.
Installed in 1934, the marquee was removed for restoration for the first time in 2015.
Wrigley Field configured for soccer in 2012.
Hockey rink layout during the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings
Some Wrigley Field advertising in 2007
The north exterior of Wrigley Field, with manual scoreboard visible, as it appears during the offseason. This picture was taken prior to the outfield bleacher expansion, which brought the bleachers over the sidewalk.
Fans on Waveland Avenue during a 2009 game.
at Wrigley Field is served by Red Line trains. This view is now blocked by buildings constructed in 2007.

It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two MLB franchises.

In 1942, then-owner Philip K. Wrigley had planned to install lights, but they were scrapped for the World War II effort.

Durocher in 1948

Leo Durocher

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American professional baseball player, manager and coach.

American professional baseball player, manager and coach.

Durocher in 1948
Durocher's 1933 Goudey baseball card
Durocher in the dressing room of Delorimier Stadium in Montreal in July 1946.
Durocher with the Giants in 1948.

Durocher returned to the managerial ranks in 1966 with the Chicago Cubs.

With a mediocre record of 46–44, Durocher was fired midway through the 1972 season, later stating that his greatest regret in baseball was not being able to win a pennant for longtime Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley.

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo

Santa Catalina Island (California)

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Rocky island off the coast of Southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.

Rocky island off the coast of Southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Tourists enjoying the waters off Catalina in 1889
Hotel Metropole in 1901
The Catalina Casino as it appeared in 2007
The Catalina Island interior is owned and maintained by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Silhouette of Catalina Island at sunset, as seen from the mainland
Catalina manzanita, one of the island's endemic plants
Bison on Catalina Island
Avalon beach in summertime
Avalon in March 2015
Two Harbors, the smaller of the island's two population centers, in 2015
Sunrise view of the Wrigley Institute lab and Big Fisherman's Cove
Catalina Airport, also known as the Airport-in-the-Sky
Little Harbor on the backside of Catalina

Starting in 1921, the Chicago Cubs, also owned by Wrigley, used the island for the team's spring training.

Following the death of Wrigley, Jr. in 1932, control of the Santa Catalina Island Company passed down to his son, Philip K. Wrigley, who continued his father's work improving the infrastructure of the island.