Wrigley Field Weather, Chicago
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Wrigley Field, built in 1914, is the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues behind Boston's Fenway Park (1912). Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was the site of Babe Ruth's historic "called shot" during the 1932 World Series. Ruth then hit Charlie Root's next pitch for a homer.
The unpredictable winds off Lake Michigan can make or break a pitcher's day, depending on their strength and direction.
The smallish ballpark dimensions (355/368/400/368/353 feet from left to right corner) and the strong winds make Wrigley Field a hitter’s park.
As a hitter’s ballpark, ESPN ranks Wrigley Field #9. However, in 2010, Wrigley Field ranked #5 in total runs scored per game for both teams.
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