Posted on October 26 2016
Major League Baseball Tour
ABOUT THE GAME
3 hours 1 minute
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
73 degrees, cloudy
Did you know?
As we travel from one Major League Baseball stadium to the next, we are really enjoying how each stadium is completely different and has its own character, history, and architecture. Here are a few of the unusual facts about Wrigley Field that we found especially interesting.
Facts Unique to
Ernie Banks Statue: Unveiled March 31, 2008, this statue honors Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub,” who played shortstop and first base for the Cubs from 1953-71. The statue is located outside of Wrigley Field near the corner of Clark and Addison streets. Due to the 1060 Project, the location of the Ernie Banks statue may change.
Harry Caray Statue: To honor legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, a statue in his likeness was placed outside Wrigley Field April 12, 1999. It was moved to its present location near the Budweiser Bleacher entrance at the corner of Waveland and Sheffield avenues in 2010.
Ron Santo Statue: Unveiled August 10, 2011, this statue honors Hall of Famer Ron Santo who played third base for the Cubs from 1960-73, and served as a Cubs broadcaster for 21 seasons. The statue is located at the corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street.
Our Reflections on the Game
Advice and reflections from the Glanville Team
Thoughts from James
The game was kind of a blowout – the Cubbies hit lots of home runs and that made the day complete. The stadium was packed as it was a holiday and of course everyone was wearing red, white, and blue! We learned an interesting fact that IF the opposing team hits a home run the ball MUST be thrown back onto the field. So even if an opposing fan sits in the outfield and catches the ball they are boo’d until they throw it back. Evidently the Cub fans take this tradition so seriously that it has never happened. The Reds did hit a home run and the crowd made such a fuss that the person who caught it reluctantly threw it back on the field. The game stopped and the Cubbie’s pitcher wouldn’t pitch until it was returned. That was a new one for us! James
Wrigley Field was historical. We loved the ivy on the outfield walls and the old brick buildings. The building is, as you’d expect older, they have been doing updates and you can see those. The experience was awesome. Seeing this “all American” field ON the 4th of July was epic! The Star-Spangled Banner was an American flag that was the size of the field and took 100 people to hold up.Christie
Some snapshots from the game.
Thank you for following along! Stay tuned, next we are heading to Chicago, Illinois to US Cellular Field, on July 5th, 2016. See you after!