4/15 Lee's 100th Wrigley HR
Derrek Lee hit his 100th career home run at Wrigley Field in the first inning Thursday. Back in the lineup after being pulled Monday because of inflammation in his right thumb, Lee hit a 3-2 pitch from Milwaukee’s Jeff Suppan to straightaway center field.
He’s now the 10th player to hit 100 regular season homers at Wrigley Field. The group includes Sammy Sosa (293), Ernie Banks (290), Billy Williams (231), Ron Santo (212), Ryne Sandberg (164), Hank Sauer (118), Gabby Hartnett (115), Andre Dawson (110) and Hack Wilson (109).
Of Lee’s 100 career homers at Wrigley, 99 have come with the Cubs. He did hit one for the Florida Marlins on July 7, 2003, off Matt Clement.
– Carrie Muskat