Monday, August 9

Happy birthday to night games at Wrigley Field.

It's hard to believe that the first official night game was played at Wrigley Field 22 years
ago today. The first night game took place August 8, 1988 against Philadelphia, but was
rained out after 3 1/2 innings. So the first official night game occurred August 9, 1988
vs. New York, when the Cubs defeated the Mets 6-4. Happy birthday Cubs night baseball!

Wrigley Field, originally uploaded by godby07.
It's crazy to think that I was watching games at Wrigley back before there were lights!

1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile the first night game in Major League Baseball was held 55 years earlier when the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Philadelphia Phillies on May 24, 1935. BTW, the Reds won 2-1.