William Wrigley Jr.

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Wrigley on the Oct. 14, 1929 issue of Time

William Mills Wrigley Jr.

Biographical Information[edit]

Chewing gum mogul William Wrigley Jr. purchased the Chicago Cubs from Charles Weeghman in 1921 and was the namesake of Wrigley Field. When he died, his son Philip K. Wrigley inherited the club.

Wrigley (on the right) with some friends in 1923 in Chicago

Further Reading[edit]

  • David Fletcher and George Castle: "William Wrigley, Jr.", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 5-11. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2

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