Named for Cubs owner William Wrigley when the Pacific Coast League Angels were a Cubs farm club, Wrigley Field (not to be confused with an eponymous park in Chicago) was home to the expansion Angels in their first big-league
A major league-record 248 homers were hit there in its lone season, thanks to 345-foot
power alleys. It also hosted the classic "Home Run Derby" television show as well as an episode of "The Munsters".
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»March 28, 1940: During a 10–1 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field in LA, White Sox vet 2B Jackie Hayes catches a cinder in his eye. The eye will become infected and though he finishes the season, he loses the sight in the eye. In 1943 he will lose the sight in both eyes.