The 2014 season marks 100 years of baseball at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs will commemorate it all season long. Cubs management held their annual season ticket holders meetings on Friday and reveled their plans to celebrate the ballpark’s history.
According to MLB.com, a commemorative book about the Wrigley Field’s history will be released in December. In January, the Cubs will launch a website with videos and photographs detailing the ballpark’s history.
Throughout the season the Cubs’ home uniforms will have a “Wrigley 100″ patch on the sleeve and on the side of the cap. The road uniforms will take a vintage look. The gray uniforms will have “Cubs” across the chest similar to the 1920’s look.
There will be 10 straight home stands dedicated to 10 different decades at the ballpark, beginning with the 1910s. On Fridays of every homestand, the team will give a unique bobblehead honoring an individual or event from that decade. On throwback Sundays, the Cubs and the opposing team will wear uniforms from that celebrated decade. Concessions also will present decade-themed food.
On April 23, which is Wrigley’s birthday, the first 30,000 fans will receive a replica Chicago Federals jersey. The Federals were the first team to play at the ballpark at Clark and Addison streets.
The Federals came away with a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Packers and 100 years later the Cubs will look to do the same against the Arizona Diamondbacks.