Big party, big cake cap off Wrigley 100th Birthday
Even though it was a tough 9th inning loss, Cubs top brass, players and diehard fans turned out for a 100th birthday party tonight.
The theme for the party was the Great Gatsby and it was billed as the party of the century. All the money goes to support Cubs charities. One million was raised before the doors to the Field Museum even opened tonight.
The evening was topped off with a cake replica of Wrigley Field.
The party capped off a day of celebration that began early at The Friendly Confines.
Thousands wanted to be a part of this historic day.
Fans were treated to a list of sports legends, baseball and football alike, who were there to honor the park on its 100th birthday. Former Cubs players like Ryan Dempster, Fergie Jenkins and Ernie Banks and former Bears Gayle Sayers and Dick Butkis.
Both teams donned throwback uniforms: The Cubs as the Chi-Feds as they were on this day in 1914 and the Arizona Diamondbacks as the Kansas City Packers.
Both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn declared today Wrigley Field Day across the city and state.
Centennial celebrations will continue throughout the season at the ballpark.