Chicago Moped Tours

9. Wrigley Field

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The ninth stop on The Original Chicago Moped Tours is World famous "Wrigley Field" Home of the Chicago Cubs!!

Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, will be playing host to Major League Baseball for the 97th season in 2010 - and to the Cubs for the 95th year.

Wrigley Field is the second-oldest ballpark in the majors behind Boston's Fenway Park (1912).

The Friendly Confines has been the site of such historic moments as:
Babe Ruth's "called shot," when Ruth allegedly pointed to a bleacher location during Game 3 of the 1932 World Series ... Ruth then hit Charlie Root's next pitch for a homer.

Pete Rose's 4,191st career hit, which tied him with Ty Cobb for the most hits in baseball history ... Rose singled off Reggie Patterson September 8, 1985.

Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout affair in 1998.

Sammy Sosa's 60th home runs in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

The 1947, 1962 and 1990 All-Star Games.

Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built on the grounds once occupied by a seminary.

The park became known as Cubs Park in 1920 after the Wrigley family purchased the team from Weeghman ... it was named Wrigley Field in 1926 in honor of William Wrigley Jr., the club's owner.

The Wrigley Field bleachers and scoreboard were constructed in 1937 when the outfield area was renovated to provide improved and expanded seating ... the original scoreboard remains intact.

One of the traditions of Wrigley Field is the flying of a flag bearing a "W" or an "L" atop the scoreboard after a game ... a white flag with a blue "W" indicates a victory; a blue flag with a white "L" denotes a loss.

The original vines were purchased and planted by Bill Veeck in September 1937 ... Veeck strung bittersweet from the top of the wall to the bottom, then planted the ivy at the base of the wall.

Wrigley Field added lights in 1988.

The first night game took place August 8 against Philadelphia, but was rained out after 3 1/2 innings.