Wrigley Field has been granted preliminary landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Any plans to refurbish or tear down the Chicago Cubs’ home since 1916 will have to be reviewed by this panel.
In a matchup at the Polo Grounds, Giants’ right-hander Virgil Barnes faces his older sibling, Jesse, marking the first time brothers have started against one another in major league history. Neither of Luther and Sade’s sons gets the victory, but Jesse will be tagged with the loss when New York beats his Braves, 11-7.
June 26, 1924
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Umpires Al Salerno and Bill Valentine are fired by American League President Joe Cronin. The men in blue claim the dismissals are due to their efforts organizing a union.
September 16, 1968
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