10 Things You Don't Know About the 100 Years of Wrigley Field

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10 Things You Don't Know About the 100 Years of Wrigley Field
Kiichiro Sato

It's been 100 years to the day since Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs, first opened for business. That's our cue to celebrate.

I can think of no better way to do so than by taking a look at 10 things you don't know about baseball's latest 100-year-old ballpark.

Granted, this is assuming that you're not a Wrigley Field super-nerd who knows the size and weight of every brick at The Friendly Confines. Rather than said super-nerds, the following is more for fans whose Wrigley knowledge lies somewhere between "clueless" and "informed."

While I'm clearing things up, I'll clarify that we're going to look at a whole lot more than just 10 things. What we're about to look at are more like 10 categories, with many things within.

Thus concludes the ground rules portion of our program. On with the history!

 

Note: Various sources will be cited along the way, but the two that guided the research for this project are MLB.com's Cubs timeline and the Chicago Tribune's countdown of the top 100 Wrigley Field moments.

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