5/26 Lights out
Somebody must have blown a fuse at Wrigley Field.
The lights went out at the ballpark at 8:25 p.m. CT in the fourth inning of the Cubs’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chicago pitcher Tom Gorzelanny threw a 3-1 pitch to Blake DeWitt which home plate umpire Wally Bell called a ball, and suddenly the ballpark went dark.
Players came off the field and the umpires huddled together, eating sunflower seeds.
Wrigley was the last Major League ballpark to get lights when they were installed in August 1988.
— Carrie Muskat