The Lights of Wrigleyville – for ESPN

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We’re thrilled to bring you our first collaboration with ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 Podcasts:


For 40+ years, Wrigley Field was the only Major League baseball park without lights.  Every single game was played during the day–that is, until a battle pitting MLB and big business against a well-organized neighborhood put the business of baseball in the spotlight.  It’s the 80+ year saga that ended on 8/8/88: the night the lights went on at Wrigley Field.

Told in the rich voices of the people who were there, it’s a classic Long Haul – a neighborhood that wants to be heard, fighting an entity that just won’t listen.  We’re exceptionally proud of this epic story, and as diehard Cubs fans, it was a delight for us to report and produce.  Check out the great video preview, and many thanks to ESPN’s 30 for 30 staff, especially Jody Avergan, for helping this story see the lights.