Friday, November 4, 2016

108 Years Later, Cubs Win It All: A Look At Wrigley Field-- Part 1

And, there is to be a Championship Parade today from Wrigley Field to Grant Park for a huge rally.  We're also having some great weather here in the Chicago area so I am sure there will be lots and lots of people there for it.  Not us, though.  Not really fond of huge crowds.

There have been some changes to Wrigley Field since the Cubs last made a World Series appearance in 1945 (when they lost to the Detroit Tigers).

From the October 28, 2016, Chicago Tribune "Wrigley Field's transformation."

FACADE:  Restored to 1930s luster, complete with ornamental grill work topped by sunburst patterns.

FIELD:  Foul territory has shrunk over the years because of renovation work and the addition of seats.

LIGHTS:  The Cubs were the last major league team to install lights, hosting their first night game on August 8, 1988.  The game was raine dout in the fourth inning, so the first official night game was played the next day.

--RoadCub


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