Client – Chicago Cubs

Source: Chicago Tribune


On this day, 100 years ago, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park, which later became Wrigley Field:

This is a condensed version of an article that appeared in an April 20, 1916 edition of the Chicago Tribune.

Whatever the Kaiser has to say to Woodrow Wilson today doesn’t go on the north side in Chicago, because this is the day when the new Cubs have their grand home opening at Weeghman park, and all who live north of the Chicago river have a little fight of their own to settle with Garry Herrmann’s tribe of Reds from Cincinnati. No one except the weather man has the power to quiet the baseball enthusiasm.

With every box seat sold and thousands turned away, and a gang of carpenters constructing a row of seats on the field in front of the stand, it looks as if Chicago’s Cubs are to experience the greatest opening they ever had in Chicago. Indications are that the north side park will be packed to the limit of its capacity on its very first day as the home of the Cubs.

Chicago Tribune, “April 20, 1916: Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park”, April 20, 2016