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One of the first signs a baseball fan has that he is approaching an historic place is the bright red marquee on the northwest corner of Addison and Clark streets in Chicago. It is the first thing new and repeat visitors see when they approach 90-year-old Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO - The mix of baseball and hockey in the Winter Classic makes for odd distances at Wrigley Field: It’s 112 feet from home plate to the center-ice faceoff dot, then another 288 feet to the center-field wall.
CHICAGO — Media conglomerate Tribune Co. announced a definitive agreement to sell all but a 5 percent stake in the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field to the billionaire Ricketts family on Friday, capping a tortuous selection process that began nearly 2½ years ago.
In this July 6, 2009, file photo, Chicago Cubs fans celebrate as the Cubs defeated the Braves 4-2 in a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
In 1930s Phoenix, the Wrigley Mansion symbolized elegant living.
CHICAGO - It’s April of 1988, and a 23-year-old first baseman for the Chicago Cubs is walking from the on-deck circle to home plate. Mark Grace knows he should be thinking about the confrontation ahead of him. What is the pitcher going to throw? What kind of stuff does he have? What should my approach be?
Built in 1914, Wrigley, photo above, is the second-oldest park in baseball behind Boston\'s Fenway Park (1912).
NO BAD SEATS: Photo left, a view from the upper deck at Wrigley Field in 2002. The Cubs have since done some minor renovations.
One of the many rooms in the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix
These days, there's another reason to call Johnnie B. Baker Jr. “Dusty."
Wrigley is a medium-sized, two-and-a-half-year-old ... well, we're pretty sure he's a dog. He has a tail and likes everybody. He's a beautiful brown, black and white combo that newspaper photos can't fully capture, but he's every bit as genial as you see here.
Wrigley is a a beautiful brown, black and white dog.
MILWAUKEE - Shareholders of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. have approved the company's $23 billion sale to Mars Inc., a move that will end more than a century of family control as the chewing-gum company becomes part of what will now be the world's largest candy maker.
CHICAGO — Greg Maddux returned Monday to the place where it all started back in 1986 when as a fresh-faced 20-year-old he first put on a major league uniform with the Chicago Cubs.
CHICAGO — The Cubs' attempt to prevent vendors from selling racially insensitive T-shirts outside Wrigley Field apparently have hit a snag.
It was all about making an entrance Saturday as kids proudly showed their pearly whites while strutting down the runway at the first Arizona Kids Pageant at the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix.
Katherine Lileck-Moreno of Scottsdale holds the hand of her daughter, Bijou Encinas, 2, who struts down the runway Saturday during a children’s pageant at Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix.
Most kids get an introduction to eating out at places where plastic booths, crayons and jungle gyms are part of the experience. So when it’s time to go to white-tablecloth restaurants, they can be ill-equipped.
Michael Yurko, 7, of London cherishes a filet mignon during a dining etiquette class for children at the Wrigley Mansion Club in Phoenix.
CHICAGO - On the first day of their makeover, the Diamondbacks looked runway-ready. Sort of the way Luis Gonzalez always seems here. New right fielder Chad Tracy homered in his first at-bat and made a diving catch on a tricky line drive.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Tony Clark tags out Chicago Cubs\' Neifi Perez, right, at first in the seventh inning Thursday.