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Phil Wrigley’s Innovations and Legacy

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Neither Hal Steinbrenner nor Randy Levine has to worry about clearing a date on their busy calendars during the off season to receive an award that Phil Wrigley received in 1957.

The New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' of America presented Mr. Wrigley with the coveted Bill Slocum Award for long and meritorious service to the game. Bill Slocum was a former baseball writer who made many contributions to baseball.

Phil Wrigley Promoted Change But Not Night Baseball

Phil Wrigley became a majority stockholder in the Chicago Cubs in 1932. He refused to install lights in the Cubs' ballpark, which pleased players, fans, and writers, but Phil Wrigley was not against progress or change.


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