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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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