Babe Ruth and Wrigley Celebrate 100 Years

Babe Ruth and Wrigley Celebrate 100 Years

As mentioned back on March 3rd, 2014 is a significant year in Babe Ruth history, as it’s the first year he joined the Major Leagues. It’s also happens to be significant for Cubs fans. Wrigley Field was built in 1914 for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales, and was originally known as Weeghman Park. Cub Fans have been celebrating their baseball history since the start of the season and on May 16th, they recognized one of baseball’s biggest events – Babe Ruth’s Called Shot. The Cubs were giving away Babe Ruth Called Shot bobblehead dolls.

Babe Ruth bobblehead

Babe Ruth bobblehead

Daughter Julia Ruth Stevens and grandson Tom Stevens, were both on hand for the event. Julia, 97, was called upon to throw out the first pitch and Julia and Tom both led Cubs fans in the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch.

Julia Ruth Stevens Cubs First Pitch- Tributed to MLB and the Chicago Cubs

Julia Ruth Stevens Cubs First Pitch

tom julia 7th inning

Julia Ruth Stevens and Tom Stevens singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” during the 7th Inning Stretch. Attributed to MLB and the Chicago Cubs

 

Bad weather aside, it was a fun day for the Ruth Family and Cubs fans alike!

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