April 23, 2014
Today, Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th anniversary. Wow, 100 years of baseball history and reverence where take me out to the ballgame, hot dogs, pitches and love hitches have been made. The ballpark an architectural icon holding the baseball memories for 100 years.
The scoreboard produced in 1937 from turning the tiles still lives. This ballpark is celebrated for its contribution to sport and U.S. history. The field is a sustainable landmark providing knowledge of baseball yesterday, today and tomorrow.
“One hundred years ago, on April 23, 1914, Weegham Park hosted its first game as the Chi-Feds played the Kansas City Packers. It was the eighth game of the Federal League season, and 21,000 fans filled the new ballpark at Clark and Addison Streets. Catcher Art Wilson hit two home runs to back pitcher Claude Hendrix, who went the distance in a 9-1 win. Chi-Feds manager Joe Tinker also was the No. 3 hitter, going 1-for-3 and scoring a run.”
“Weeghman Park cost $250,000 to build, and it was completed in two months. It was a single-story grandstand that stretched from the left-field foul pole around home plate to the right-field pole. There was a small bleacher section in right. Today, that park, now known as Wrigley Field, will celebrate its 100th anniversary,” reports Major League Baseball (MLB).
The party begins as the historic site is commemorated and celebrated for its 100th anniversary.