Home movie of a Chicago Cubs game in 1938




I love this and yet I hate it; the footage isn’t very clear, so any details are hard to make out, and it lacks a lot of context. That said, what I enjoyed most were the close-ups of the crowd, and the details of the stadium on that day. Chicagoans sure dressed classy with some awesome hats.


This was a great time to find this, since we’ll be celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series later this year.


Always liked Wrigley for it’s low-tech quaintness, a relic that did a good job at connecting you with history… to bad that’s all gone now and it’s going to be another McStaidum.


I do hope that this wasn’t filmed without the express written consent of Major League Baseball.

Also, I can’t remember the last time I went to a ballgame with a tie and suit on, and not a baseball cap but a trilby or fedora or whatever we are calling those, while smoking a nice cigar. If we did that again it would certainly fancy things up a lot.


And just think, it had only been 20 years since the Cubs last won the world series at that point!


I now have come to realize that I probably will not live to see the Cubs in the Series. And I’m still of working age.


White Sox rule, Cubbies drool.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, the world’s finest Cubs fan:


The video credits card at the beginning states that it’s from 1937, not 1938.


The scoreboard seems to indicate that it’s a World Series game (NATIONAL vs. AMERICAN (though that should be the other way around at Wrigley,)) in which case it’s 1938 since the Cubs weren’t in the ’37 Series.

EDIT: Then again, that may be the out-of-town scoreboard, I can’t make out the details. Weird that it would be so prominent though.


It is the out of town scoreboard. A better pic from the eighties:



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