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Wrigley Field to be built
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Milligan, J.C
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1924
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
The chewing-gun magnate bought the Angels in 1921 for $150,000, as a farm team for his Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field (435 East 42nd Place), built on 10 acres of land in South Los Angeles between San Pedro Street (on the west), Avalon Blvd (to the east), E. 41st Place (to the north), and E. 42 Place (to the south), was the home park for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. Chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr. purchased the Angels in 1921 and built Wrigley Field which opened in 1925. From 1925-1957 the park was home to the Angels, and for 11 of those seasons (1926-1935 and 1938) it had a second home team,the Hollywood Stars. The Stars eventually moved to Gilmore Field. In February 1957, Phil Wrigley (heir son of William Wrigley), sold both the team and Wrigley Field to Walter O'Malley, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1961, the Los Angeles joined the American League and took residence at Wrigley Field for just one season. The Angels then moved into Dodger Stadium with the Los Angeles Dodgers, until 1966, when they moved to Anaheim Stadium. Wrigley Field was torn down in the mid 1960s; Gilbert Lindsay Park presently occupies the site.
William Wrigley Jr. (left) and partners look over blue prints for Wrigley Field.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1736.
Wrigley, William,--1861-1932
Wrigley Field (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Businessmen--United States
Baseball fields--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Architectural renderings
South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Time Period

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