Fans share memories as Wrigley Field turns 100
With 100 years under its belt, Wrigley Field–home of the Chicago Cubs–is the National League’s oldest baseball park and MLB’s second-oldest park. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, TicketCity created a contest for fans to share their favorite memories at Wrigley. The responses invoked the kind of nostalgia you’d expect for a century-old venue that’s hosted some of the greatest names in America’s favorite pastime. Take a look at some of our favorite responses, including our two winners!
Torres Grisel – “I went with my daughter right after they played against the sox she went in to labor four almost five years ago gave birth to twins a boy and a girl”
@SMLCFH – “The best was a game in ’92 where I went with my Dad before he passed away. It was awesome! #WrigleyField100 #HappyBdayWrigley”
Here are a few other great memories we loved!
Roy Conner – “I got to go to Wrigley Field in 1980 for the first time. Sat in the bleachers and made friends with locals when they found out I was from Texas. Great game and they took me to local bar for drinks afterward. what a great time!”
@KeeganLong29 – “I went to a Cubs/Mets game and I got to play catch with my Dad on the field and we took a tour of the stadium. Cubs lost though.”
@eskimojones22 – “my gf took me to my first @Cubs game last year and they won! 🙂 #HappyBdayWrigley #Wrigley100”
Joyce Nivens Harrell – “Our grandchildren get to go anywhere in the continental US with us for their 10th birthday. Our first grandson chose Chicago. We went to see our STL Cardinals play the Cubs (what a rivalry and tradition that was). He loved Wrigley Field.”
@oxkidox – “1998 Kerry Wood 20 strikeouts. He was a ray of sunshine on that cloudy day! #Wrigley100 #HappyBdayWrigley”
David Boles – “Drove with a friend of mine from Decatur,Alabama to Chicago to see a game between Reds and Cubs in 1990. Cubs won when Paul o’neill lost ball in sun in latter innings.Highlight of trip met Harry Carey.”
@habitual_loser – “Most memorable was vs the Reds in 2011 when Campana fell into the ivy after making a catch! #WrigleyField100 #HappyBdayWrigley”