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NL: Chicago - Wrigley Field
« on: July 27, 2005, 06:11:46 pm »
AKA: The Friendly Confines
FKA: North Side Ballpark.  Weegham Park.  Whales Park.  Cubs' Park
Opened: April 23, 1914
Style: Open
Surface: Merion Bluegrass and Clover
Capacity: 38,902
Dimensions: LF-355 ft LCF-368 ft CF-400 ft RCF-368 ft RF-353 ft


- Oldest park currently in the National League.

- Only remaining Federal League Park.

- Famous ivy was planted on the walls in 1937.

- Last Major League park to install lights (1988).
The rules of distinction were thrown out with the baseball cap.  It does not lend itself to protocol.  It is found today on youth in homes, classrooms, even in fine restaurants.  Regardless of its other consequences, this is a breach against civility.  A civilized man should avoid this mania.