April 20 is an iconic date in baseball stadium history.

In 1912, Navin Field, which would later be known as Tiger Stadium, opened in Detroit, and Fenway Park opened in Boston. Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009 while Fenway Park is still in use today.

In 1916, the Chicago Clubs played their first game at Weeghman Park, known today as Wrigley Field. They beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.

As a Cubs fan, I hope to someday see a game in Wrigley Field. I want to see the ivy on the outfield walls. I want to cheer on the lovable Cubbies in person.

Someday I want to stand as everyone sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch in the friendly confines.

I cheered on the Cubs when they won the World Series in 2016 for their first world title in 108 years. They won in 1907, 1908 and 2016.

This is probably a rebuilding year but maybe they’ll win again in our lifetime.

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