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Come To Think of it: Wrigley Field Anniversary Spoiled By Sloppy Play

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On this date in history, 95 years ago, baseball was first played at what is now known as Wrigley Field.

But the Cubs didn't exactly pay homage to the anniversary, as a lack of offense and a porous defense contributed to a 7-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on a Thursday afternoon.

On Apri. 23, 1914, the park at 1060 West Addison St., then known as Weegham Park, opened its gates for the first time.

The Chicago Federals (later, the Chicago Whales) of the Federal League played their first game. The Federal League folded after only two years, however, and Willam Wrigley, Jr.  purchased the Cubs and moved the team to Weegham Park.

The name of the stadium was change...

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