‘Before Wrigley Became Wrigley’ Is Fascinating Historical Tale

March 25, 2014 by  

From the time Weeghman Park, the park that would eventually become Wrigley Field, opened and the time the Cubs played their first game there, two full years would pass. Even though Weeghman Park opened on April 23, 1914, it housed the Chicago Federals of the Federal League; the Cubs didn't play a game there until April 20, 1916. The unlikely story of how the Cubs became housed in what is now viewed as a baseball and national landmark is the subject of this book by The Sporting News writer Sean Deveney.

As Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday this season, it's only natural to look back at its long and storied history. Everyone knows about Babe Ruth's "Ca...

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