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Qdaddy
09-14-2006, 10:59 PM
Hey Fellow Sox Fans,

Can anyone help me find a old picture of Wrigley when it wasn't the "HIP" place to be and there was only like 2,000 fans in the seats?

My boss is a big Cub fan and thinks I'm making it up when I told him that the Cubs pre 1984 had a real hard time filling the park. I'm having no luck searching for a old picture and I know some of you are awesome finding stuff like that.

Thanks for the help & Go SOX!

"Q"

DiGiSyKo
09-15-2006, 01:53 AM
I could only find one picture...

June 11, 1981 picture (5,017 attendance):
http://www.answers.com/topic/bill-buckner-810611-jpg


Here are some other links that will help your case...

Attendance history:
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/history/year_by_year_results.jsp

Audio of Lee Elia's rant toward the 3,000 fans at Wrigley:
http://www.stevetheump.com/lee_elia.htm

Cubs only had 4,802 in attendance for Opening Day in 1983.
Box scores will show attendance (1983 can be changed in the link):
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CHC/1983_sched.shtml

rocky biddle
09-15-2006, 07:33 AM
Last year someone (Fenway, I think) posted a pic from the late 70's with the upper deck closed and barely any people in the seats. Maybe try a search or send him a PM. He might have it saved on his comp. somewhere.

DiGiSyKo
09-15-2006, 07:57 AM
Last year someone (Fenway, I think) posted a pic from the late 70's with the upper deck closed and barely any people in the seats. Maybe try a search or send him a PM. He might have it saved on his comp. somewhere.

You have a great memory... this is probably Fenway's thread you're referring to:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64111

cheeses_h_rice posted some pics here:
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58833

WizardsofOzzie
09-15-2006, 11:05 AM
I could only find one picture...


Here are some other links that will help your case...

Attendance history:
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/history/year_by_year_results.jsp

1981 Chicago Cubs National League 38-65 .369 21.5 565,637

Correct my math if im wrong but is that an average draw of 3,491 per game :o:

FielderJones
09-15-2006, 11:33 AM
1981 Chicago Cubs National League 38-65 .369 21.5 565,637

Correct my math if im wrong but is that an average draw of 3,491 per game

Your math is wrong.

103 total games, let's say 52 of them were home games.

565,637 / 52 = 10877 avg draw.

Scottzilla
09-15-2006, 11:59 AM
Hey Fellow Sox Fans,

Can anyone help me find a old picture of Wrigley when it wasn't the "HIP" place to be and there was only like 2,000 fans in the seats?

My boss is a big Cub fan and thinks I'm making it up when I told him that the Cubs pre 1984 had a real hard time filling the park. I'm having no luck searching for a old picture and I know some of you are awesome finding stuff like that.

Thanks for the help & Go SOX!

"Q"

it must suck to work for someone who is either stupid or 20 years old LOL

WizardsofOzzie
09-15-2006, 12:05 PM
Your math is wrong.

103 total games, let's say 52 of them were home games.

565,637 / 52 = 10877 avg draw.

2 good points. I forgot about non-home games, and didn't bother adding up how many games were played that season. Thats what i get for trying to post while groggy, and considering i flunked pre-cal 2 times

IlliniSox
09-15-2006, 04:23 PM
it must suck to work for someone who is either stupid or 20 years old LOL

The third and more probable choice would be working for somebody from out of state who moved here after college and immediately grabbed a Cub hat (like I do).

CaptainBallz
09-15-2006, 04:36 PM
Hey Fellow Sox Fans,

Can anyone help me find a old picture of Wrigley when it wasn't the "HIP" place to be and there was only like 2,000 fans in the seats?

My boss is a big Cub fan and thinks I'm making it up when I told him that the Cubs pre 1984 had a real hard time filling the park. I'm having no luck searching for a old picture and I know some of you are awesome finding stuff like that.

Thanks for the help & Go SOX!

"Q"

That's seriously debatable if he believes that nonsense..

Soxfanspcu11
09-15-2006, 05:01 PM
Cubs only had 4,802 in attendance for Opening Day in 1983.



:o:

Is that right???? Hell, even the bottom barrell teams usually sell out or come very close to selling out Opening Day!!!!

Again, let me say :o:

Qdaddy
09-16-2006, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the help guys. I'll keep on searching because I just remember seeing this one of an overshot of the stadium and it was completely empty. I so want to find that one and blow it up to put it on my desk.

Thanks.