Wrigley Field (Los Angeles)

former baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California

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.

Wrigley Field
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LocationAvalon Boulevard and 42nd Place, Los Angeles, California
Broke ground1925
Opened1925
Closed1969
OwnerChicago Cubs
OperatorChicago Cubs
SurfaceGrass
ArchitectZachary Taylor Davis
Capacity22,000 (1925)
20,457 (1961)
Field dimensionsLeft 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)
TenantsLos Angeles Angels (PCL) (1925–1957)
Hollywood Stars (PCL) (1926–1935, 1938)
Los Angeles Angels (MLB) (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.

SourcesEdit

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

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