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Check out the highlights from Wrigley Field's 100th birthday celebration

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Wrigley Field has seen a lot over the years -- from Billy Goat Curses to Bartman to Banks. And on Wednesday, during the D-backs-Cubs game, the MLB landmark celebrated its 100th birthday. Here's the party wrap-up below:

What's a birthday without cake? Fans were greeted by this delicious stadium replica on the corner of Addison and Clark streets:

Before the game, legendary Cubs players made their way onto the diamond, including Hall of Famers Andre Dawson:

Dawson

And Mr. Cub, himself:

Ernie

Sue Quigg, the grand-niece of former Cubs owner Charles Weeghman, delivered the ceremonial first pitch:

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And let's get a closeup of that ball. Yep, it's the same one her grandmother threw out before the first game at Wrigley in 1914 (when it was still called Weeghman Park):

100 ball

Speaking of 1914, some fans commemorated the date with their ballpark attire:

vintage fans

The Cubs and D-backs also donned some throwback threads. The park's first game was between the Chicago Federals (the Cubs moved over in 1916) and Kansas City Packers. The home team played the part of the Feds:

Feds

While the visitors sported the Packers uniforms:

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The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to the Friendly Confines in the fifth inning:

And in the seventh, Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams, Dick Butkus and Dutchie Caray honored a Wrigley Field/Harry Caray tradition by singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame":

Even though the Cubs lost in heartbreaking fashion in the ninth inning, the stadium looked as glorious as it did a century ago:

Cubs

And the fans? Still just as passionate:

Cubs fan

 


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