Jan. 24, 1969: Ghosts of Wrigley Field

Oct. 4, 1944, Wrigley Field

Keith Thursby says: John Hall wrote a couple of columns bidding farewell to Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field.

“It was another time, another place. It was Wrigley Field, 1925-1969, may it rest in peace. The demolition crews are at work and the creaky old place at 42nd and Avalon will soon be nothing but a vacant lot, ” Hall wrote..

The post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org.

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2 Responses to Jan. 24, 1969: Ghosts of Wrigley Field

  1. stevw424 says:

    Larry, in 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Los Angeles at Wrigley Field. It was the site of the largest civil rights rally in the US until the March on Washington. I think 30,000 people attended.


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