Cubs to celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary - – Rockford’s News Leader

Cubs to celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary


Baseball and football greats from Chicago will team up next Wednesday to celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th year.

Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Andre Dawson will be among the former Cubs participating while Hall of Famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers will be among former Bears players taking part. The Bears called Wrigley home for decades.

The celebration will include a ceremonial pitch using a 100-year-old baseball. It will be thrown by Sue Quigg, the grandniece of Charles Weeghman, the Cubs owner who built the stadium. The ball was thrown out by Quigg's grandmother in a ceremonial first pitch 100 years ago.

The Cubs and their opponent, the Arizona Diamondbacks, will each dress as the teams that played on that day, the Chi-Feds and the Kansas City Packers.

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