100 Years Of Wrigley, My Top 5 Memories

fergieToday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley Field.

Here’s to 100 more – and how about at least one World Series championship this time around, OK?

One century ago today, at the corner of Clark and Addison, Chicago restaurateur Charles Weeghman opened the gates to the brand new ballpark that would eventually be named Wrigley Field.

Originally, the place was built for Weegham’s Federal League team, the Whales, but after the Chicago Cubs moved in for the 1916 season, it’s been best known for producing tales of the “The One That Got Away.”

Since calling Wrigley home, the Cubs have seen World Series championships wriggle away in 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 and 1945, while failing to ever hook a title as a tenant of the Friendly Confines.

That famous championship drought, however, hardly means that the old ballpark hasn’t produced its share of memorable moments – some of which I’ve been blessed to witness in person. And so today, in honor of Wrigley becoming a centenarian, I thought I’d share five of my favorite memories of games that I’ve attended.

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