Posted by: Author | April 25, 2014

Friday Facts- April 25, 2014-Happy Anniversary to Wrigley Field

thThis week saw a 100th anniversary!  On April 23, 1914, the field was officially opened and was the called Weeghman Park. It was part of the Federal League. The team at the time it opened was the Chicago Whales. The Federal League shut down in 1915.

in 1916,the field became the home of the Chicago Cubs. They played their first game against the Kansas City Packers. The field was called Cubs Park until the William Wrigley of the chewing gum company became the owner of club. He changed the name to Wrigley Field in 1926.

This week, they had a big party and played the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both teams wore retro 1914 jerseys (fun!). I also heard that the dude from Cake Boss made a replica of the field cake for the celebration. I read somewhere that the prices at the concession stand were also retro but I’m not sure that’s true so we won’t call that a fact.

EDITED TO ADD:  Check out this story about the cake. What a shame.

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  1. 100 years, I can only imagine what retro prices were back then. It’s a good indication of how well the stadium was made that it’s still standing. Now days buildings don’t seem to last so long.

    • You’re absolutely right, Lavada. They don’t make them like they used to. And yeah, those hot dog prices would be interesting to see. Lol.

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  2. Wow. 100 years. Happy birthday Wrigley Field. I’m betting the celebration will be even bigger in two years when the Cubs turn 100.

    • Yep. You’re probably right, the cubs love their club. Win or lose.

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