Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    Then they’d have a more of Strikes to Spare.

  2. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, about 3 years ago

    Darn stadium lighting. If God wanted us to play baseball in the dark…. grumble grumble.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    @Barry Carter

    I know a Cubs fan, when I hear one !

  4. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, about 3 years ago

    @Linguist

    I can’t believe anyone caught that reference! Yup, Wrigley Field was the LAST baseball stadium to install nighttime lighting.

  5. Syke

    Syke said, about 3 years ago

    Because MLB forced them to. I seem to remember it was a season where there was a chance that they’d be in the playoffs. And a Chicago alderman actually introduced a bill that would have made installing lights in Wrigley illegal.

  6. sarah413

    sarah413 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @barrycarter @Linguist Of course, the irony in the first night game at Wrigley getting rained out was just splendid.

  7. fogey

    fogey said, about 3 years ago

    Few Cincinnatians mention that Johnny Vander Meer’s second consecutive no-hitter came at the first NIGHT game at Ebbets Field. Vander Meer was a wild rookie, and batters unaccustomed to night baseball were possibly afraid of him.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    The Negro Leagues had night baseball before MLB ever did. Allow me to plug one of my favorite attractions: the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, right here in Kansas City!

  9. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 3 years ago

    As a life-long masochist – I am a Cubs and a Red Sox fan ( Hey at least one of my teams won a World Series in my long lifetime ), I resent any changes which would alter the agony of the fans.
    That said, I think instant replay is a great idea. It would make long boring games even longer and give the fan the opportunity to relive the fallibility of his nemesis, the infallible umpire. Remember the three most famous words in baseball: “We Wuz Robbed” !

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    barrycarter: I caught it and I am not even a spectator sports fan.

  11. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, about 3 years ago

    @Syke

    Full details at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley_Field#Lights

    Even today, the number of night games are limited by law.

  12. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    Wrigley Field was actually scheduled to be lighted in 1942. However, the lights and light towers (which were already purchased and delivered) were scrapped for the war effort.
    It didn’t actually get lights until 1988. My Phillies tried to play the first night game at Wrigley on August 8, 1988, but it was rained out after 3 innings as Sarah413 wrote.
    The Statler Brothers sang a song, “Don’t Wait On Me,” which had a line, “When the lights go on at Wrigley Field, I’ll be coming home to you!”

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