Wrigley Field (Los Angeles)

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Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field Los Angeles-2.jpg
Location Avalon Boulevard and 42nd Place, Los Angeles, California
Broke ground 1925
Opened 1925
Closed 1969
Owner Chicago Cubs
Operator Chicago Cubs
Surface Grass
Architect Zachary Taylor Davis
Capacity 22,000 (1925)
20,457 (1961)
Field dimensions Left Field - 340 feet (100 m)
Left Center Field - 345 feet (105 m)
Center Field - 412 feet (126 m)
Right Center Field - 345 feet (105 m)
Right Field - 339 feet (103 m)
Backstop - 56 feet (17 m)
Tenants
Los Angeles Angels (PCL) (1925–1957)
Hollywood Stars (PCL) (1926–1935, 1938)
Los Angeles Angels (MLB) (1961)

Wrigley Field was a baseball park in Los Angeles, California. It was a home field of the minor league baseball teams called the Los Angeles Angels and the Hollywood Stars. It was also the home of the Los Angeles Angels of the American League in 1961.

The ballpark was built in 1925, by the same people who had built the much more famous Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. It was on a city block bound by Avalon Boulevard, 42nd Place, San Pedro Street, and 41st Street. It opened in the last part of the 1925 baseball season and closed for baseball after the 1961 season.

It was used for other events from time to time. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a civil rights rally there on May 26, 1963. It was used as a set for several movies and TV shows. It was used for boxing matches a few times. It was also used for soccer matches. The ballpark was torn down in 1969. The block is now the home of a public park called Gilbert Lindsay Park.

Sources[change | change source]

  • Green Cathedrals, by Philip J. Lowry
  • Ballparks of North America, by Michael Benson
  • Lost Ballparks, by Lawrence Ritter

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