Large circular metal sign with alternating red and white tapered bands containing 48 light bulb sockets and bulbs (some bulbs missing and broken) in each recessed band; square box with dome light bulb at front center of wheel.
This pinwheel was part of an exploding scoreboard installed by William (Bill) Veeck, Jr. in 1982 at Comikskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team.
This pinwheel was saved when Comiskey Park fell to the wrecker's ball in 1990. It was one of eight red and white pinwheels attached to the scoreboard. Every time a White Sox player hit a home run, the pinwheels flashed on and off while a shower of fireworks exploded overhead. Initially scorned by baseball purists, the scoreboard eventually inspired many other teams to follow suit. U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox's current stadium, has a similar exploding scoreboard with pinwheels similar to this pinwheel sign.