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Clark Addison

"Home Sweet Home"


On August 29th, 2004 Cherished Teddies Day at Wrigley's Field in Chicago

The first 10,000 women, 14 years of age and older, will receive this figurine for free!

 

Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was built on the grounds once occupied by a seminary.

Weeghman Park was the home of Chicago's entry in the Federal League and was the property of Charles H. Weeghman ... the club was known as both the Federals and the Whales.

the cost of building Weeghman Park, which had a seating capacity of 14,000, was estimated at $250,000 ... the infield and outfield consisted of more than 4,000 yards of soil and four acres of bluegrass.

the first major league game at the ballpark took place April 23, 1914, with the Federals defeating Kansas City 9-1 ... the first homer in ballpark history was hit by Federals catcher Art Wilson - a 2-run shot in the 2nd inning off Kansas City's Chief Johnson.

when the Federal League folded for financial reasons after the 1915 campaign, Weeghman purchased the Cubs from the Taft family of Cincinnati and moved the club to the two-year-old ballpark at the corner of Clark and Addison streets.

the first National League game at the ballpark was played April 20, 1916, when the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings ... a bear cub was in attendance at the game.

the park became known as Cubs Park in 1920 after the Wrigley family purchased the team from Weeghman ... it was named Wrigley Field in 1926 in honor of William Wrigley Jr., the club's owner.

 

 

 

Ryne Sandberg

"You're Second To None"

On September 28th, 2003 Cherished Teddies Day at Wrigley's Field in Chicago

The first 10,000 women, 14 years of age and older, will receive this figurine for free!

 

 

Dallas Green stole Sandberg from the Phillies in a January 1982 trade, and in the process he filled the second base spot for the Cubs for 16 seasons. Sandberg won the 1984 National League Most Valuable Player Award, batting .314 with 200 hits, 114 runs, 36 doubles, 19 homers and triples, and 84 RBI from the #2 slot in the order. An excellent second baseman, Sandberg won nine Gold Gloves.

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Billy Williams

"Whistle Me A Sweet Home-Run Song"


On September 29th, 2002 Cherished Teddies Day at Wrigley's Field in Chicago

The first 10,000 women, 14 years of age and older, received this figurine for free!

 

 

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Williams fine career was punctuated by his 1,117 consecutive games-played streak, at the time an NL record, and his batting title in 1972. He played on talented Cubs teams that never managed to reach the post-season, and when he finally arrived in Oakland late in his career he was a year late to realize his dream of playing in the World Series.

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Ron Santo

"You're An All-Star In The Game Of Life"

On August 8th, 2001 Cherished Teddies Day at Wrigley's Field in Chicago

The first 10,000 women, 14 years of age and older, received this figurine for free!

 

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Santo made his major-league debut on June 26, 1960, and remained the Cubs' third baseman for nearly 14 years. Emotional and sometimes hot-tempered, he played with a visible desire to win. His best overall season was 1964, when he hit .313, with 30 homers, 114 RBI, and a league-leading 13 triples. He followed with three more seasons of 30 or more home runs and twice more topped 100 RBI. He led the NL in walks four times. In 1966 Santo enjoyed a 28-game hitting streak, and in 1967 he set a record (since broken) with 393 assists at third base. A fine defensive third baseman, he won five Gold Gloves. He topped NL third basemen in putouts seven times, assists seven times, and double plays four times.

Check out his book about his life!

Ernie Banks

"Let's Play Two"

On June 7th, 2000 Cherished Teddies day at Wrigley's Field in Chicago.

The first 10,000 women received a new Cherished Teddies introduction for free!

 

As a boy, Ernie Banks father had to pay his son a nickel to play catch with him. Later that would seem ridiculous, as Banks became a baseball ambassador of good will. He often expressed his great joy at getting paid to play the game he loved so much. He was the most popular player in Chicago Cubs history. The National League Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959 while playing shortstop, Banks was known for his jovial manner off the field. A Hall of Famer, Banks was switched to first base in mid-career. He retired with virtually all of the slugging records for Cubs batters, and finished with 512 home runs.
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