The Gallery of Self Portraits in the Uffizi, 1890
The attendance numbers are not known, but, perhaps more importantly, the Chicago Cubs got the win, which came in an excited fashion. The Cubs tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and won it in the 11th inning. It was April 20th, 1916, not even 10 years removed from their last World Series victory, when they were on top the baseball world. Fans hoped they would soon be back as champions.
The Cubs celebrated this win with a bigger grin than usual, as it was the first win in their new ballpark: Weeghman Park. To help celebrate and “christen” the new ballpark, a bear cub was in attendance. Fans rejoiced as their hopes and dreams were tied with the excitement of a new ballpark, hoping it would bring many more cherished memories to their beloved Chicago Cubs. Fans are still waiting for another championship, but their ballpark would endure and would become a Major League Baseball shrine, known today as Wrigley Field.
Boys on Easter morning. Southside, Chicago, Illinois. April 1941
Russell Lee, photographer
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