Chicago: Let There Be Lights

Let There Be Lights

For 72 seasons, baseball has followed the sun at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Long after every other major league stadium began featuring night games, the ivy- covered ball park resisted installing lights. Last week, under pressure from Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Cubs, the city council voted 29 to 19 to allow the Cubs to play eight night games this season and 18 each year until 2002. Nearby residents contended that night baseball would bring an undesirable element into the area. But the Tribune Co. noted that night games would earn millions of dollars in additional television revenue. As an inducement,...

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