|Andrew T. Frain|
He rounded up some burly friends from the neighborhood and convinced the White Sox that he could do better with his honest, unbribable ushers.
Four years later, Andy won Wrigley Field’s business, too. William Wrigley Jr. advanced him the cash to buy the blue uniforms with gold braid trim that became a Frain hallmark.
Pretty soon, Andy Frain ushers became an institution themselves. If anything was happening or if anyone of note was in Chicago, an Andy Frain usher was there. Frain, who never even finished grade school, eventually expanded the business across the country.
|Andy Frain Service at a Beatles concert.|
|Andy Frain's family carries on Dad's business at Comiskey Park in May 7, 1964.|
|Vintage, Iconic Andy Frain Cap made by Maier Lavaty Co.,|
on Adams Street in Chicago. (circa 1950)
|Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Andy Frain Coat (circa 1970)|
Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.