Let’s Not Forget the Federals as Wrigley Rings in 100

April 23, 2014 by  

As any baseball fan, Chicagoan, or news junkie knows, today is the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game played at venerable Wrigley Field. And although the Chicago Cubs plan an elaborate ceremony to mark this momentous event before today’s game against their age-old rival Arizona Diamondbacks—whose home state was barely into its Terrible Twos when “Play ball!” first echoed through Wrigley—we should keep in mind that this is not fully a Cubs moment.

April 23, 1914, at Wrigley Field—then known as Weeghman Park, after its builder and Chicago Federals owner, Charles We...

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