Wednesday, July 30, 2014

History in wrigleyfield

Wrigley Field has been open for 100 years and just witnessed history tonight. No, it wasn't a world series, but it was something for everyone who stood there to talk about for their lively hood.
It started in the top of the first inning when Colorado jumped on top for a 3-0 lead. Then, Chicago would score a run in the bottom of the first, then tied it in the bottom of the fifth.
From that inning on, both teams would threaten to score, but it wasn't until the bottom of the 16th when the cubs would prevail to get the win.
Backup catcher John Baker made a relief appearance for the first time in the top of the 16th and would score in the bottom of the 16th inning for the 4-3 win.
It wasn't just any win, it would turn out to be the longest game in cubs history in terms of time. And for John Baker, it was his first win.