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by Lee Santiva June. 05, 2019 239 views
6 p.m on May 5, 2019 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, USA

6 p.m on May 5, 2019 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, USA

Hello Sports Fans! 6 p.m. on May 5 2019, top of the 9th inning as Cubs lead Cardinals 6:5. The Chicago Cubs baseball team went on to win the game against the St. Louis Cardinals just a few minutes later.

This 80-year-old scoreboard uniquely identifies the Wrigley Field baseball stadium and is immediately recognized by most Americans. It is one of only two remaining manually operated baseball scoreboards in the US.

Inside the scoreboard there are three levels of platforms connected by steel staircases and three Cubs employees who manually change the seven pound (15x20 inch) metal plates. There are a total of 344 steel plates for the entire board and because of it's fixed size, it can only show 24 of the 30 MLB teams.

If you'd like to learn more and see his point of view onto the field, refer to the link below.

Source:

https://www.npr.org/2017/08/12/542585335/inside-wrigley-field-the-scorekeepers-stay-true-to-baseballs-beginnings?t=1559711021576

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Kool! +1

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Thx

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 6 months ago

smile+1

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

You really did come prepared to shoot for the 365 challenge smile Nicely done.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Thank you! I actually shot 3 different 6pms but I think Wrigley Field was the best. The other was of the clock on the spire on the biggest church in Heidelberg and the third option was on a golf course. Yes, I do need to prepare in advance, because at 6 pm today I was driving home from work…

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

I grew up in Chicago, near Addison Ave, so it only took me one bus to get to Wrigley.  As soon as I saw your photo at the top, I knew it was the Cubs' scoreboard.  As a child, I dreamed that I might one day get a job working up inside there.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

Hey you are back!!! Welcome back! I missed you and I was actually thinking.....shouldn't they be back by now. Waiting anxiously for photos of your trip smile

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Yup.  It took me a few days of near full time work to process over 1000 photos and an hour of video snippets.  Add in just a touch of jet-lag - OK a lot of jet lag.  :)   Photo posting will begin later today.  Thanks for the welcome, Camellia.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 6 months ago

Welcome back Bob! Thanks for taking the time to comment, you probably have 10000 other things to do after such a long trip

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 6 months ago

Thanks Lee, but nope, I finished my thousand other things early yesterday and then went to this site to start catching up.  The first posting I saw was this one - taking me back to my childhood.  grinning

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