The Historical Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field was originally built for the short-lived Federal League franchise known as the Chicago Whales. The ill-fated league folded a year later, leaving the park's owner, Charles Weegham, searching for a new team. The Cubs were playing across town and easily persuaded to make the state-of the art ballpark their new home. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at the park on April 20, 1916. Later, chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Junior bought the Cubs and changed the ballpark’s name to Wrigley Field. The ballpark, known as “the friendly confines,” remains one of baseball's most iconic ballparks and for 100 years has been the only home of the Chicago Cubs.