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Wrigley Field celebrates 100th anniversary

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A major milestone in Chicago baseball will be celebrated this afternoon.

Today's game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks will mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field.

Back in 1914 it was called Weegham Park, it was called Cubs Park from 1920-1926, and the building has remained largely the same.

It started out as a 14,000 seat, one-level baseball park built on the north side of Chicago at a cost of $250-thousand.

Wrigley Field has seen countless hall-of-famers and other great players in it's existence.

It was the scene of Babe Ruth's legendary "called shot" in the 1932 World Series... Ernie Bank's 500th home run... And Pete Rose's 4,191st career hit that tied Ty Cobb's record for the most hits in baseball at the time.

It was even the home of the bears from 1921 until 1970.

The Cubs will wear the 1914 Chi-Feds home uniforms this afternoon when they play the Diamondbacks.

The ballpark will be dressed up inside and out with the Wrigley Field 100th logo painted on the grass behind home plate.

Numerous special guests will be on hand to help the fans get the feel of the first century in the historic stadium.

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