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Video of First Night Game at Wrigley Field

By bullpenbrian at 01.12.2013 Leave a comment.

Wrigley Field Lights

Below is a wonderful video of the first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988 (thanks to @ChicagoTough for sending my way).

Yes, as many of you already know, the game was postponed in the fourth inning due to rain with the Cubs leading the Phillies 3-1.

Thus, the first ‘official’ night game at Wrigley was held the following evening against the Mets, which the Cubs won 6-4.

For the season Chicago played six total games under the lights at Wrigley posting a (3-3) record.

Video Highlights:

3:00 – Interview with long-time season ticket holder and life-long Cubs fan Harry Grossman. He hits the switch to turn on the lights for the first time in a pre-game ceremony (8:15 mark).

22:00 – Old car commercial (there are several throughout the game).

31:00 – Ryne Sandberg commercial for Chevy.

36:00 -  Tim McCarver & Ralph Kiner discuss new lights at Wrigley Field.

41:45 – Steve Stone introduces Wayne Messmer to sing God Bless America.

53:00 – Harry Caray interviews Bill Murray.

58:00 – First pitch from Rick Sutcliffe.


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