Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs (MLB) have played their home games at "The Friendly Confines" since the 1916 season.

Babe Ruth Calls His Shot (1932)

Immediately before homering against the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series, the star slugger made this gesture to the center-field bleachers. Witnesses at the game and Ruth himself insisted at times that he indeed "called his shot," but that has been impossible to confirm from the available footage.

Banks Hits His 500th Career Homer (1970)

Hall of Famer Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks spent his entire career in Chicago. Spending most of his seasons on lousy Cubs teams, achieving this rare milestone was one of his top highlights with the team.

The Sandberg Game (1984)

The signature performance of his National League MVP-winning season, Ryne Sandberg slugged his second game-tying home run in as many innings. After trailing the St. Louis Cardinals by as many as six runs, the Cubs would go on to win, 11-10.

Kerry Wood Ties Record with 20 K's (1998)

On his way to winning the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year award, Wood completed one of MLB's most dominant pitching performances ever. His strikeout total from that game remains tied for the most in any outing in league history.

Sosa Joins McGwire in Passing Maris (1998)

Despite Wood's brilliance, the summer of 1998 is best remembered for Mark McGwire's and Sammy Sosa's historic home run chase. After tying Roger Maris' single-season record earlier in this Sept. 13 game, Sosa launched No. 62 out of Wrigley Field.

The Steve Bartman Incident (2003)

Two innings away from clinching the National League pennant, the Cubs missed an opportunity to record a crucial out when left fielder Moises Alou ran out of room to catch this foul ball. They went on to lose to the Florida Marlins that night (Game 6 of the NLCS), with Bartman becoming a national scapegoat.

Javier Baez Break the Tie (2016)

The breakout star of the 2016 MLB postseason, Chicago's Baez decided Game 1 of the NLDS with this dramatic eighth-inning home run. On a cold, very windy night at Wrigley, his blast just barely cleared the ivy wall.

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