Cubs historical sleuthing: The blank scoreboard edition

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Cubs historical sleuthing: The blank scoreboard edition
Cubs historical sleuthing: The blank scoreboard edition

Here's a snapshot in time of the Wrigley Field scoreboard — with nothing on it other than the team matchups. No other games taking place at that time, no pitchers listed for the Cubs or the visitors, just the clock and umpire numbers indicated. There are lots of clues here. First, below is the full version of the photo at the top; I cropped it above so it fits the horizontal photo format better. I love this photo for a lot of reasons. First, it's clearly from a specific era, with the bleachers not full, even at close to game time. It shows the unnaturally green Astroturf that covered center field and formed the hitters background for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. One other thing you'll

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