11/8 Happy 100, Wrigley Field
The 2014 season marks Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday, and it will be celebrated all season long. During a presentation Friday to Cubs season ticket holders, some of the details of the ballpark’s party were revealed. In December, a commemorative book about Wrigley Field’s history will be released. The Cubs also plan on launching a website in January with more videos and photographs detailing the ballpark’s history. Home uniforms will have a commemorative “Wrigley 100″ patch on the sleeve and the side of the cap. The road uniforms will be gray and have “Cubs” across the chest, similar to the uniforms worn by players in the 1920s.
There will be 10 straight home stands dedicated to 10 different decades at the ballpark, beginning with the 1910s. On Fridays of every homestand, the team will give a unique bobblehead honoring an individual or event from that decade. On throwback Sundays, the Cubs and the opposing team will wear uniforms from that celebrated decade. Concessions also will present decade-themed food.
On April 23, which is Wrigley’s birthday, the first 30,000 fans will receive a replica Chicago Federals jersey. The Federals were the first team to play at the ballpark at Clark and Addison streets.
– Carrie Muskat