Friday, January 17, 2014

Cubs to Honor 100th Anniversary of Wrigley With Throwback Jerseys

The Chicago Cubs' annual fan convention kicked off today in the Windy City, and the overarching theme this year (aside from whether the team will sign pitcher Masahiro Tanaka) is the 100-year anniversary of Wrigley Field.

As a matter of historical record, the Cubs will NOT be celebrating their 100th anniversary of playing at the ballpark on April 23rd of this year. The Chicago Whales of the Federal League were the first tenants of Wrigley, and when that league folded, Charles Weeghman got the Cubs and brought them to play at the stadium, which occurred in 1916.

With that caveat aside, the Cubs will honor the centennial celebration with a series of throwback uniforms on Sundays all season long. For those of you without a Twitter account, I collected these pictures from Chicago Cubs Online:

We'll actually start with the new gray alternate jersey the Cubs will wear starting this season:
Here's the Chicago Whales jersey they will wear on April 23rd:

On May 4th they will wear this gorgeous jersey from 1929:

This 1937 jersey will be worn on May 18th:

On June 8th, this splendid 1942 jersey will hit the field:

The Cubs will throwback to 1953 with these jerseys on June 22nd:

Remember the heartbreak of 1969? Then you probably don't want to go to Wrigley on July 13th:

July 27th will be another strong day in terms of jerseys with these blue beauties from 1978:

The lights turned on at Wrigley Field in 1988, and just two days after the 26th anniversary of that date, the Cubs will don these jerseys on August 10th:

On August 24th, these mid-1990's Cubs jerseys will be on display at the Friendly Confines:

Finally, the Cubs will honor the 2008 team that won 97 games on September 7th:

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