Wrigley Field, the historic baseball park that is home to the Chicago Cubs, held its very first game on this day in 1916. Originally named Weeghman Park, the stadium changed its name just a few years after chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. purchased the Chicago Cubs in 1921. A historically protected landmark for the city of Chicago, Wrigley Field’s seating capacity can accommodate more than 40,000 excited Baseball Enthusiasts. Known for its recognizable brick outfield wall and red marquee over the main entrance, the century-old stadium is currently the second-oldest being used by Major League Baseball after Boston’s Fenway Park.
"Happiness is going eyeball-to-eyeball with those Cub fans. That's really what I appreciated most about playing in Wrigley Field." —