Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and is the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues behind Boston's Fenway Park (1912). Originally known as Weeghman Park, Wrigley Field was the site of Babe Ruth's historic "called shot," when he allegedly pointed to the outfield bleachers during the 1932 World Series, then hit Charlie Root's next pitch for a homer. One tradition of Wrigley Field is the flying of a flag bearing "W" or "L" atop the scoreboard after a game. A white flag with a blue "W" indicates a victory; a blue flag with a white "L" denotes a loss.
Soak up the scene:
It's been said before, but every baseball fan should make a pilgrimage to Wrigley Field at least once. It's the definition of a classic ballpark, and right outside are dozens of bars and restaurants that turn the neighborhood into a festival every game day. It should be at or near the top of every fan's list. For more on the Wrigley Field experience, including a game-day itinerary, visit Wise Guides.