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Major League Baseball Tour 2016 – Wrigley Field

Posted on October 26 2016

Major League Baseball Tour

Chicago Cubs
vs
Cincinnati Reds



GAME
0
out of 30

SCORECARD

Flip this card to see the score of the game!

BOX SCORE

Cincinnati Reds - 4
Chicago Cubs - 10

Chicago Cubs WIN!

ABOUT THE GAME


  • ATTENDANCE

    41,293 fans

  • DURATION

    3 hours 1 minute

  • STADIUM

    Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • WEATHER

    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
Wrigley Field


MUSIC

  • Gary Pressy has been the organist at Wrigley Field for more than 25 years and 2,000 home games. Organ music debuted at Wrigley Field April 26, 1941, making it the first Major League ballpark to play organ music.

STATS

  • Capacity: 41,160 fans
  • Mascot:
    Clark
  • Stadium opened
    April 23, 1914

PARK STATUES

Billy Williams Statue: Unveiled September 7, 2010, this statue honors Hall of Famer Billy Williams who played outfield and first base for the Cubs from 1959-74. The statue is located outside of Wrigley Field at the corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street.

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

Christie’s Thoughts

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

SMILE

Some snapshots from the game.

  • fam
  • buildings
  • cupcakes
  • scoreboard
  • seats
  • swag

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!

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