Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark currently in use in the major leagues, but it ranks first in the hearts of Cubs fans. Rooting for the home team from the corner of Clark and Addison to small towns and city streets across the country, generations of Cubs' fans have made that summer pilgrimage to the home of Gabby Hartnett's "Homer in the gloamin'" that clinched the 1938 pennant, Hack Wilson's record 190 RBI season, Ernie Banks' 500th career home run, Sammy Sosa's 60 plus home run seasons, and Kerry Wood s 20-strikeout masterpiece. It was originally built as Wheeghman Park in 1914 to host the Chicago Whales of the upstart Federal League. The Cubs moved in two years later, and, with an 11-inning 7-6 victory over the rival Cincinnati Reds, one of the greatest traditions in all of American sports was established: National League baseball at Chicago s picturesque north side ballpark. Renamed Cubs Park in 1920 and finally Wrigley Field in 1926, the hallmark bricks and ivy, hand operated scoreboard, and high flying W (or, regrettably, L ) flag over Wrigley have become longstanding symbols of summertime in the city."

Buy Chicago's Wrigley Field book by Paul Michael Peterson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738533759
ISBN-10: 0738533750
Format: Paperback / softback
(237mm x 170mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Chicago's Wrigley Field book by Paul Michael Peterson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Author Paul Michael Peterson

Chicago Stadium by Paul Michael Peterson

Chicago Stadium

Hardback, October 2011
Chicago's Soldier Field by Paul Michael Peterson

Chicago's Soldier Field

Hardback, October 2007
Chicago's Wrigley Field by Paul Michael Peterson

Chicago's Wrigley Field

Hardback, March 2005
Swedish Chicago by Paul Michael Peterson

Swedish Chicago

Hardback, September 2003