[Veeck: A Man For Any Season raw #18]

Raw footage of Wrigley Field in preparation for opening day, 1985. Shot for "A Man for Any Season," a documentary about Bill Veeck.

00:00Copy video clip URL Bars and tone.

00:15Copy video clip URL Shots panning Wrigley Field including the press box and stands, grounds crew at work maintaining the infield and pruning the ivy, bleachers, scoreboard, and various shots of the park in preparation for opening day.

09:27Copy video clip URL Shots of Murphy’s Pub through the fence behind the bleachers.

11:29Copy video clip URL Cut to concession stand area, where workers deliver boxes with forklifts.

14:00Copy video clip URL Cut to energetic workers outside the stadium loading boxes and claiming, “Cubs Win!”

15:07Copy video clip URL Cut to shot of the famous red sign in front of the stadium–“Wrigley Field Home of the Chicago Cubs”–and painters on scaffolds painting the exterior of the park.

17:54Copy video clip URL Cut to shots of Veeck’s car in the parking lot, then Veeck walking toward his car.

18:24Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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