A few years later in 1979, Nelson reported Read about a company that makes your own bubble gum in Texas, so he bought a kit to make the candy and some flavor extracts from the local supermarket. Nelson did not have proper supplies in his kitchen, and instead requested to use Todd Field’s family kitchen. After all, he to be inspiration. Nelson chopped up slices of pizza to make it look more like cigarettes and sent the shipment to his investor, former World Series player for the New York Yankees, Jim Bouton. The duo sold the idea to the Wrigley Company the following year, which at the time owned the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
The combination of the great gum idea and baseball iconography made Big League Chew a huge hit. The kids loved the ability to easily share gum with friends, as well as avoid the fate of “The Sandlot” kids, who swallowed chewing tobacco in an attempt to look like their heroes. them, only to vomit all over. Big League Chew remains popular to this day, and has even replaced the real chewing tobacco of professional ball players as a means of keeping their mouths moist enough to spit out the dirt they catch on Yard. It seems Todd Field has been keeping it out of the park in many ways for even longer than most people realize.
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https://www.slashfilm.com/1039045/tar-director-todd-field-helped-invent-big-league-chew/ Director Tar Todd Field Helped Invent Big League Chew