Owner of Iowa Cubs finds new ways to interact with Des Moines fans

Michael Gartner Feature Photo

By Madison Williams Medill Reports As a 9-year-old boy, Michael Gartner accompanied his father to his first minor league baseball game in 1947 in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. The Des Moines Bruins had begun their affiliation with the Chicago Cubs that year. Fifty-two years later, after working at The Wall Street Journal, acting […]

No Fans, No Problem: Wrigleyville Sports remains open during pandemic

By Madison Williams Medill Reports Wrigleyville is normally filled with Cubs fans from April to September. During this time, the Cubs shops nearby have hundreds of customers each game day. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted these local businesses since the Cubs games did not allow fans in attendance. Wrigleyville Sports, one of the most […]