Friday, April 04, 2014

Phils in to play the Cubs and celebrate 100 Years at Wrigley

Wrigley Field in Chicago is one of the nicest places to take in a ballgame. The stadium is celebrating it's 100th Anniversary this year, and the Phillies are making their only stop to Chicago this weekend during the regular season.

The Cubs even put up a special 100 Year Anniversary website which has special features which fans can go to vote on the All-Wrigley vote for the Cubs best players ever.

The Phillies and the Cubs have a long history of playing each other, perhaps one of the most famous games between them was on a windy afternoon that turned into a slug fest on May 17, 1979 when the Phils out slugged the Cubs 23-22 in a 4 hour action packed game in front of a paid attendance of 14,952.

Of course Phillies manager, Ryne Sandberg, was one of the most famous Cubs ever, making it to the Hall of Fame being voted in January 2005 and the Phillies traded him to the Cubs along with now bench coach Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus.

Wrigley has a lot of great stories, and it's the stories that live inside one of the most famous houses of baseball in a time where not many of the teams have this much history in their stadium to talk about.

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