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No Lights in Wrigley Field Retro Tee

$34.95 $27.95

Do you have your vintage 1985 Chicago Cubs "NO LIGHTS IN WRIGLEY FIELD: Support Day Baseball". The Cubs were a hold-out against night games for decades, not installing lights at Wrigley until 1988 (after baseball officials announced that the park would be prohibited from hosting any future post-season games without lights). Before then, all games at Wrigley were played during the day.

In 1942, then-owner Philip K. Wrigley had planned to install lights, but instead, the lights and stands were scrapped for the World War II effort. In the late 1980s, however, Cubs management insisted that the team was in danger of leaving Wrigley if lights weren't installed, and Major League Baseball threatened to make the Cubs play postseason "home" games at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

After 5,687 consecutive day games played by the Cubs at Wrigley, the lights were finally lit on August 8, 1988, for a game with the Philadelphia Phillies. That game was rained out after 3½ innings, and the first official night game took place the following evening against the New York Mets, a game which the Cubs won 6–4.

  • SIZE: Unisex
  • MATERIAL: 100% Cotton
  • No Lights in Wrigley Field artwork on Front
  • Support Day Baseball on Back
  • Heavyweight classic
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Tearaway label
  • Machine Washable

SKU: CC-1049-10002-87006710

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