Midwest baseball activities - Busch Stadium and Wrigley Field   2008-05-07

 

On our recent Midwest trip, we were lucky enough to schedule it so we could see a game in the new Busch Stadium  (opened in 2006) in St. Louis and in Wrigley Field (opened in 1914).

 

It's an interesting historical rivalry and comparison between the 2 teams.    We all know about the Yankees 26 pennants but in the National League, the team with the most World Series wins in the post-1903 modern era are the Cardinals with 10, the last being in 2006.   The Cubs, however, have not appeared in a World Series since 1945 and have not won a World Series since 1908 (See link below - "Curse of the Billy Goat")

 

St. Louis photos (Cards win over Reds 7-2) :    http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=12s7evvm.5cysff7u&x=0&y=x2720h&localeid=en_US


Wrigley Field photos (Brewers win over Cubs 4-3):

     http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=12s7evvm.8xeqab4a&x=0&y=-a9ldf9&localeid=en_US  

Some information on the Cubs "Curse of the Billy Goat
":    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Billy_Goat

 

 

Ken Griffey Jr. approaching 600 home runs.

 

 

 


Onto Wrigley on Thursday, May 1.

 

Still has a manually operated scoreboard.

 

If you've ever been there or seen this on TV, Wrigley is unique in being in the middle of a residential neighborhood with private homes within 50 feet of the outfield walls on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues.

 



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