28th Anniversary of First Night Game at Wrigley Field Coming Up

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Martin Oaks under Uncategorized
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The very first night game played at Wrigley Field took place on 8-8-88, 28 years ago. I shot the above photo that very memorable evening.

The Cubbies faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies in a game that, unfortunately, was rained out after three and a half innings. But the excitement of that very special evening lingers even today.

Cubs starting pitcher, Rick Sutcilffe, says that is one of his best memories of his baseball career.

Interesting, but not well known fact about that game: Even though the Chicago Symphony Orchestra preformed the National Anthem that evening, at one point the Cubs contacted The Beach Boys to preform those prestigious duties. For whatever reason the band was unable to accept.

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