Wrigley Field


First and Figures

Status: Home of Chicago Cubs

Address: 1060 West Addison Street chicago, Il

Capacity:  14,000 opening day; 39,538 current

Cost to construct:  $250,000

Architect: Zachary Taylor Davis 

Owner: Chicago Cubs

Former Naming: Weeghman Park; Cubs Park


The Field

Playing Surface: Grass

Defining Feature: The brick walls covered in Ivy; City Setting; No video replay scoreboard at park; Massive manual Centerfield Scoreboard; Chicago hot dogs; Organ Music; Famous 7th inning stretch 

Dimensions (ft) Initial distance in parenthesis

Left Field:  355 (345)

Left Center:  368 (364)

Center Field:  400 (440)

Right Center: 368 (364)

Right Field:  353 (356)


Hosted Events

World Series:  1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945

All Star Games:  1947, 1962, 1990




First Game 04/23/1914 Kansas City Packers 1, Chicago Whales 9

  Umpires Bill Brennan, Barry McCormick

  Managers Joe Tinker, Whales

  George Stovall, Packers

  Starting Pitchers Claude Hendrix, Whales

  Chief Johnson, Packers

  Ceremonial Pitch Chicago Corporation Counsel Sexton

  Attendance 21,000


  Batter Chet Chadbourne (ground out)

  Hit John Potts (single)

  Run Dutch Zwilling

  RBI Jack Farrell

  Single John Potts

  Double Rollie Zeider

  Triple Rollie Zeider (04/25/1914)

  Home Run Art Wilson

  Grand Slam Rollie Zeider (05/06/1914)

  IPHR Harry Swacina (05/17/1915)

  Stolen Base Ted Easterly, Chet Chadbourne (04/26/1914)

  Sacrifice Hit Jack Farrell (04/25/1914)

  Sacrifice Fly Art Wilson (04/26/1914)

  Cycle Hack Wilson (06/23/1930 NL)


  Win Claude Hendrix

  Loss Chief Johnson

  Shutout Mike Prendergast, Doc Watson (05/04/1914)

  Save N/A

  Hit by Pitch Pete Henning hit Max Flack (04/26/1914)

  Wild Pitch Dwight Stone

  Balk Doc Watson (10/01/1914)

  No-Hitter Fred Toney (05/02/1917 NL)

1918 World Series, 1929 World Series, 1932 World Series, 1935 World Series, 1938 World Series, 1945 World Series, All-Star Game, Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field


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