Wrigley Field at 100: More than just a ballpark

<p>Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field for the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast</p>

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field for the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Wrigley Field turns 100 years old Wednesday. You probably think of it as just a ballpark which houses the Chicago Cubs but it’s actually so much more, according to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Ed Hartig doesn’t hesitate picking the event he would have loved to see most at Wrigley Field, and it has nothing to do with baseball.

“I would have loved to have seen the ski jumping,’’ the Cubs historian said of the novel event held by the Norge Ski Club of Fox River Grove in 1944. “It was on again, off again so many times because ice was considered a wartime essential.

“Because travel was difficult, they thought holding it in the city would be more convenient. They trucked in the ice and held the event on consecutive weekends.”

[Read more at Chicago Sun-Times]

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