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100 Haunted Wrigley Field

August 17, 2022
Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916. https://www.cbs58.com/news/wrigley-field-home-of-the-chicago-cubs-designated-a-national-historic-landmarkHistoric Wrigley

Is Wrigley Field Haunted?

Is Wrigley Field Haunted? It’s Ghostly’s 100th episode! Wrigley Field is an iconic building in Chicago and the home of the Cubs baseball team. But it’s also filled with ghost stories of past managers, announcers, and fans. Is it haunted?  Listen and vote!



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Questions Explored in this Episode

Where is Wrigley Field located in Chicago? What was the neighborhood like before and now? Who built it and why? How did the Cubs end up playing there? Who named it Wrigley? How has it changed over the years? What was the curse of the Billy Goat? Who are Charles Grimm, Steve Goodman, and Harry Caray and do they haunt the park?



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Wrigley Field in line with the Chicago Cubs sign.Wrigley Field in line with the Chicago Cubs sign.

History of Wrigley Field

Pat explores the history of Wrigley and how it came to be built where the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary was located. He tells us about the Federal League, the Chi-Feds (Chicago Whales), and Charles Weeghman. Learn how the field came to be the home of the Chicago Cubs and also how the Chicago Bears once played there.



The Debate

Pat and Rebecca debate if the field is haunted. The three famous ghosts are Charles Grimm, Steve Goodman, and Harry Caray. All have been seen around the park and Grimm is said to call the bullpen phones in the middle of the night.



Harry Caray during a Cubs-Pirates game at Wrigley Field in ChicagoHarry Caray during a Cubs-Pirates game at Wrigley Field in Chicago– 9/30/88

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley_Field and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Billy_Goat
MLB.com– https://www.mlb.com/cubs/ballpark
Ballparks.com: https://ballparks.com/baseball/national/wrigle.htm
Last Word On Sports: https://lastwordonsports.com/baseball/2020/10/14/haunted-wrigley-field-a-tale-of-its-haunts/
America’s Haunted Road Trip: http://americashauntedroadtrip.com/wrigley-field-is-the-ballpark-haunted/
Windy City Ghosts: https://windycityghosts.com/wrigley-field/
Waymarking: https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMTX7T_Wrigley_Field_Chicago_Illinois
Mysterious Universe: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2019/04/haunted-wrigley-field-and-the-curse-of-the-billy-goat/
Huff Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-ghost-of-wrigley-fiel_b_12692296



Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann



“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com


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