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The Chicago White Stockings (later, Cubs), 1889, Lake Park Grounds (Grant Park), Chicago.

The Chicago White Stockings (later, Cubs), 1889, Lake Park Grounds (Grant Park), Chicago.

Tennis grounds in Jackson Park, 1910, Chicago.

Tennis grounds in Jackson Park, 1910, Chicago.

Glossop’s Hotel, Amusement and Business Map for what we now refer to as the Loop, 1884, Chicago.

Among many points of interest, look east to find Lake Park (later Grant) and then to the north for the Base Ball Grounds, home of the Chicago White Stockings and then the Exposition Building, now the site of the Art Institute.

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Glossop’s Hotel, Amusement and Business Map for what we now refer to as the Loop, 1884, Chicago.

Among many points of interest, look east to find Lake Park (later Grant) and then to the north for the Base Ball Grounds, home of the Chicago White Stockings and then the Exposition Building, now the site of the Art Institute.

Via greatchicagofire.org

The Memorable Game between the New Yorks (Giants) and the Chicagos (White Stockings, later Cubs), 1891, West Side Park, Congress - Loomis - Harrison - Throop, Chicago.

The Memorable Game between the New Yorks (Giants) and the Chicagos (White Stockings, later Cubs), 1891, West Side Park, Congress - Loomis - Harrison - Throop, Chicago.

Chicago White Stockings (Cubs) star Ned Williamson and “mascotte” Willie Hahm, 1887, Chicago

Chicago White Stockings (Cubs) star Ned Williamson and “mascotte” Willie Hahm, 1887, Chicago

Aerial looking north east from Clark and Addison, 1955, Chicago.

Aerial looking north east from Clark and Addison, 1955, Chicago.

Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull shills for Jantzen swimwear, 1967, Chicago.

Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull shills for Jantzen swimwear, 1967, Chicago.

Trick water skiing on the Chicago River, 1958, Chicago.

Trick water skiing on the Chicago River, 1958, Chicago.

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

Wrigley Field, 1952, Chicago.

Happy 100th Birthday, Wrigley!

Lining up for $1 bleacher seats at Wrigley, 1965, Chicago.

Lining up for $1 bleacher seats at Wrigley, 1965, Chicago.

Scoreboard constuction continues, with freshly planted ivy below, Wrigley Field, 1937, Chicago.

Scoreboard constuction continues, with freshly planted ivy below, Wrigley Field, 1937, Chicago.

Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Construction nears completion at the Chicago Whales’ Weeghman Park, April 1914, Chicago.

In 1920 it would be known as Cubs Park until being renamed Wrigley Field in 1926.

Happy 100th, Wrigley!

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Rooftops, circa 1917, Comiskey Park, Chicago.

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Cubs on Parade, sheet music,1907, Chicago.

Cubs on Parade, sheet music,1907, Chicago.

Game at the Cubs’ (then known as the Colts) West Side Park, bounded by Taylor, Polk, Wood and Wolcott, 1895, Chicago.

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Game at the Cubs’ (then known as the Colts) West Side Park, bounded by Taylor, Polk, Wood and Wolcott, 1895, Chicago.

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