The More You Know -Wrigley Ivy

Wrigley Field went through a renovation primarily to the bleachers in 1937, but that is also when the ivy was added to the outfield walls at Wrigley. The ivy was added primarily to make the stadium look better, but also an attempt to cushion the outfield wall made out of brick.

The original vines were purchased and planted by Bill Veeck in September 1937 – Veeck strung bittersweet from the top of the wall to the bottom, then planted the ivy at the base of the wall.

 

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