On this day in history 1957: Dodgers Purchase Wrigley Field

Not that Wrigley Field.  This one.   If you’ve ever been to Catalina Island, the tour guides in Avalon are quick to point out that the Wrigley family once owned the island, and that the Chicago Cubs held spring training there on the island until 1931, when they moved to Wrigley Field Los Angeles (home to the Angels and later the Hollywood Stars) which had opened in 1925. When I took the tour, one of the guides suggested that before O’Malley chose to bring the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles, the Wrigley family made a serious effort to bring the … Continue reading