The original rooftop owners outside Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field tree climbers 1932

In 1932, Cubs fans didn’t watch games from the rooftops of apartment buildings outside Wrigley Field. Nope, instead people climbed trees to sneak a view of the ball park. Makes you wonder if someone stood at the foot of the tree and charged $250 to climb up and sit for the length of the game. Maybe each branch has an assigned aisle, row, and seat number. Squirrels running up and down the branches serve as vendors tossing peanuts at hungry fans.

The Chicago Cubs finished first in the National League that year, earning them the right to play in the World Series. The Cubs also finished first in attendance, nearly reaching one million visitors with

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