By all accounts, Philip K. Wrigley was a smart man. Though he inherited the gum manufacturing company that bears the family name from his father, along with ownership of the Chicago Cubs, he was a good, innovative leader for both organizations. When World War II began, he had the company donate it’s entire output of Spearmint, Doublemint, and Juicy Fruit gum to the U.S. military, donated the steel for the planned light standards for Wrigley Field to the military (leaving the team to play exclusively in daylight for the next forty years), and simultaneously started the
Wouldnt that have been something if Buck had gotten the manager title or been put in the rotation as head coach 15 years before F Robby was the first black manager! I wonder if that would have advanced the opportunity for others to take the reins in the interim. Buck was such a delightful and positive man that I believe he could have opened doors for others to get the opportunity before 1976.