A Century of Wrigley Field

By Paul Hagen / MLB.com

300x235_wrigley100bookWrigley Field is baseball’s most cherished ballpark. Just try to disagree.

There may be diverse opinions on which venue is the best — Boston’s Fenway Park has claimed for itself the distinction of most beloved. But the old yard at Clark and Addison on Chicago’s North Side, where baseball has been played since 1914, still stands apart.

Just in time for the centennial season comes “A Century of Wrigley Field: The Official History of the Friendly Confines.” Published by Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs, it’s a coffee-table volume that will delight the believers and persuade those who don’t get it yet.

Naturally, there are hundreds of spectacular photographs — all pulled together by the narrative written by veteran Chicago journalist Alan Solomon. It would be hard to imagine a more fitting author. When he was eight, Solomon got his first baseball glove. It was a Hank Sauer — the 1952 National League MVP Award winner with the Cubs — model, which he still has. He was also a vendor at Wrigley, Comiskey Park and Soldier Field to help pay his way through college — and covered the Cubs and White Sox for the Chicago Tribune from 1988 through 1994.

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I hope to pick up that book soon. We’ve been to Fenway last year and that was amazing. Going again this year for Cubs/Red Sox series. Wrigley’s beautiful!

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