The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field yesterday, by "replaying" the first ever Major League game at Wrigley, between the Chicago Federals and the Kansas City Packers, whom the Arizona Diamondbacks were wearing. They played the first ever game at then Weegham Park on April 23, 1914. During the recap, I will be using the names of those teams.
The Packers took the early lead on a Chris Owings force out that scored Miguel Montero. Then, the Federals came back and scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, on a sacrifice bunt, sacrifice fly, and a groundout. Then, after the Packers scored again, the Federals got a two-run home run from Justin Ruggiano. But, even after having a three run deficit, the Packers were not done. After scoring two runs to tie the game in the ninth, Aaron Hill hit a two-run triple, making it a 7-5 game.
Although the Diamondbacks ruined Wrigley's birthday by taking a win away from the Cubs, the festivities were really large. The Cubs hosted former players (excluding Sammy Sosa) and they also added two Bears who played at Wrigley. They had a really big birthday cake of Wrigley outside the stadium, and the ushers wore blue jackets with "Weegham Park" on the back. This was a celebration of the century.
D-Backs 7, Cubs 5