As one of the oldest major-league baseball parks in the United States, Wrigley Field is a rare survivor of baseball’s “golden age” of the 1910s and 1920s. Originally built in 1914 to house a team in the now-defunct Federal Baseball League, Wrigley field has been home to the National League Chicago Cubs since 1916. For five decades (1921-70), it also served as the playing field for the Chicago Bears football team. It has been the site for several legendary events in American sports history, including baseball’s only “Double No-Hitter” (1917), Babe Ruth’s purported “Called shot” during the 1932 World Series, and Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin,” which clinched the 1938 National League pennant. Commonly referred to as the “friendly confines,” Wrigley Field has been universally acclaimed for its intimacy, charm, and distinctive urban setting.
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