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Cubs error: Mural shows Charles Lindbergh at Comiskey Park

CHICAGO (AP) -- Even by the standards of the woeful Chicago Cubs, this was an unusual error.

A 1927 photograph of the late aviator Charles Lindbergh was included on a mural at Wrigley Field, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the home of the Cubs. But the Cubs said this week that the picture was actually taken when Lindbergh visited Comiskey Park, the now-demolished home of the Chicago White Sox.

Team spokesman Julian Green said the photograph of the triumphant Lindbergh was incorrectly labeled as photographs were gathered to mark the anniversary season. The mistake was first noticed by a blogger and the Cubs soon concluded that the scene depicted the South Side home of the White Sox, not the North Side home of the Cubs.

A closer look at the mural also revealed that a photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt was taken at Wrigley but before he was actually elected, despite what the caption reads.

"We are now reviewing all of the photos," he said.

Green said the team is planning to fix the mural to make it historically accurate. And while the photograph replacing the one of Lindbergh hasn't been selected yet, he said the Cubs will make absolutely sure it was taken at Wrigley.

It won't be the first time the team has had to correct a mistake at the friendly confines. In 2008, after unveiling the statue of Cubs great Ernie Banks, it was quickly noted that the quote attributed to Mr. Cub wasn't grammatically correct, prompting the sculptor to return to add an apostrophe to "Let's Play Two."

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halt1025 May 20 2014 at 6:42 AM


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alspoolhall halt1025 May 20 2014 at 1:35 PM

The Affordable Care Act to you.

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Sparky5229 May 20 2014 at 6:18 AM

The Cubs are in last place again this year ( so whats new ) the park will fall down before they ever win a world series .

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Jerry May 19 2014 at 9:59 PM

Typical Chicago

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steves1709 May 19 2014 at 6:50 PM

It's just a mural... just art... what part of art needs to have historical correctness?

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spooner812 May 20 2014 at 7:11 AM

This is why (like they play baseball) this Chicagoan is a St. Louis fan.


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Michael spooner812 May 20 2014 at 10:56 AM

Yeah , but I would not trade your gayness for the birds success!!

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crrunch May 19 2014 at 8:57 PM

Too bad there's the errors - but it IS a good pic regardless. Doesn't anyone proof their work first anymore?

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zug364 crrunch May 19 2014 at 11:00 PM

Apparently not you... should be, "Too bad there are the errors." Thanks for playing.

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caveat1983 zug364 May 20 2014 at 12:24 AM

Don't forget proof READ.

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ronbobel7 zug364 May 20 2014 at 4:13 AM

"too bad there be errors". the subjunctive is needed but rarely used.

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laugh May 20 2014 at 8:08 AM

They are annually bad and STILL somehow fill the park!

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jwarlock301 May 20 2014 at 4:43 AM

Yea , this is bigger than A-Rod

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tortugatommie May 19 2014 at 11:12 PM

One of my favorite Cub errors, there are so many, was the trade of Lou Brock
for Ernie Broglio back in 64'. When the Cardinal GM, Bing Devine asked the Manager, Johnny Keane, if he liked the idea of the trade Keane reportedly said "Where can we land this plane"? Hall of Famer for Hall of Shamer. Typical disatrous Cub error.

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obamaliedamericadied May 20 2014 at 10:46 AM

I'd rather see AOL post coverage of the VA hospital (s) killing off Vets with
what can only be considered Obamacare type healthcare....
Why are there No Screaming Headlines
about the hundreds of thousands of Vet being mistreated?
How about an updated count of how many Vets have died due to VA Obamacare?
Especially since Barack Obama knew prior to his first election and promised to "fix this"!
The President Bush administration found and suspected there were many more when 400 cases of abuse were found just prior to President Bush's end of last term and informed Obama's team of all they found and Obama made this a campaign 'speach' promise to fix.
Now over 1.5 million abused Vets later, Obama said "he did not know about this".!
Where was America's President the past 6 years and why did Obama 'speak' of it when running for President then saying "I know nothing -- nothing"..?

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