10 Rare Catalina Images

1.  Chicago Cubs Stretching on the Beach!

William Wrigley Jr.’s bought Catalina in 1919 and later gained a controlling interest in the Cubs during 1921. The Wrigley Field on Catalina Island predates the Los Angeles minor league baseball facility of the same name, which didn’t open until 1925. It is technically the first baseball facility to bear Wrigley’s name. The famous Chicago ballpark was first known as Weeghman Park. It was later called Cubs Park and then was renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

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Patrick Alexander is the founder of TourCatalina.com, a website dedicated to providing Catalina Island visitors access to local tours & activities. The company sells tickets on behalf of small and large local tour operators providing Catalina Island visitors a centralized location to purchase tour tickets. He likes to share Catalina Island News, Deals, Discounts, and Areas of Interest for visitors to Avalon.


April 20, 2018
Wrigley never "bought" Catalina Island. He bought controlling interest of the Santa Catalina Island Company.

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