Happy 100th Birthday Wrigley Field [VIDEO]
Nolan Thomas | 04/23/14 | 2:58 PM EDT 0 Comments
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100 Years and counting.
 

Back in 1914 today, April 23rd, The Chicago Federals and the Kansas City Packers of the short lived Federal League played the first game ever at Weeghman Park at Clark and Addison streets in Chicago.
 
The iconic ballpark would be renamed Cubs Park in 1921 before being renamed Wrigley Field after Cubs owner and gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. took over the team.
 
Besides the Cubs playing at Wrigley, the Chicago Bears football team played their home games there from 1921-1970.
 
In 1927 the upper deck was added, and in 1937, Bill Veeck, the son of the club president, planted the ivy vines that still are a big part of the parks ambiance on the outfield walls. 1937 was also the year that the infamous hand turned scoreboard was installed in center field.
 
In 1988 lights were finally installed in Wrigley, the last MLB stadium to do so.
 
Wrigley Field is, in my humbled opinion, the best ball park to watch a baseball game. It brings the history and the nostalgia of the game to life and no matter what exit you walk out of after the game, there is a bar across the street.
 
Happy Birthday Wrigley!

 
In this Article: 100TH BIRTHDAY | WRIGLEY FIELD | CHICAGO FEDERALS | KANSAS CITY PACKERS

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