Chicago’s Wrigley Field turns 100

Chicago’s Wrigley Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, celebrated its 100th birthday Wednesday. While ownership of the team has changed, players have come and gone and home run races commenced, the stadium has endured a century of Cubs baseball. Here are some photos looking through the years of the ballpark:


Construction taking place at Federal League ballpark, which would later become Wrigley Field, in 1914. Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images


View of the traffic surrounding Wrigley Field, home of the National League’s Chicago Cubs, as fans gather for a game, circa the 1920s. Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images


Team owner William Wrigley opens the Chicago Cubs season by throwing out the first ball in April of 1932 in Wrigley Field. Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images


The Chicago Bears recover their quarterback’s fumble and go on to win the first scheduled NFL Football Championship game over the New York Giants at Wrigley Field by a score of 23-21 on December 17, 1933. The Chicago Bears played at Wrigley Field between 1921 and 1970. Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)


Exterior view of Wrigley Field as cars and pedestrians pass on the street in front of it, Chicago, Illinois, May 1939. Photo by Photo File/Getty Images


The scoreboard above the centerfield bleachers tells the score of the game as well as those from around the major leagues during a game on May 18, 1963 between the Milwaukee Braves and the Chicago Cubs. Photo by Diamond Images/Getty Images


Aerial view of Wrigley Field from a blimp during an August 8, 1988 game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies. It was the first night game in Wrigley Field history. Photo by Modra /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images


Exterior view of Wrigley Field’s marquee welcoming fans for the home opening game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field on April 4, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won 5-4. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Chicago Cubs baseball announcer and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Harry Caray conducts fans singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” from his television booth during the seventh inning stretch in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on August 2, 1996. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Sammy Sosa is carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders after hitting his 61st and 62nd home runs of the year in a Cubs 11-10 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers 13 September at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. Sosa, alongside the St. Louis Cardinal’s Mark McGwire, broke Roger Maris’s 1961 Major League Baseball home run record. Photo credit should read JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images


Fans in the left field bleachers of Wrigley Field cheer as the Chicago Cubs score runs in the 4th inning against the New York Mets on April 22, 2008. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Cubs fans leave Wrigley Filed after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2, July 6, 2009. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Chicago Cubs center fielder Tony Campana leaps into the ivy but can’t catch St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday’s two-run home run in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on April 24, 2012. Photo by Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images


Wrigley Field marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

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