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In an effort to mark help mark the occasion, we've put together a gallery of Wrigley Field through the years that includes some of baseball's legends playing in the Friendly Confines. There's Babe and Aaron, Jackie Robinson and Sandy Koufax. There's even a few non-baseball events that happened in the park. <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57854644@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT MLB: Scorekeeper at Wrigley practices dying art http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57854991-77/wilson-scoreboard-wrigley-job.html.csp Chicago • Inside a dusty, dimly lit chamber of steel catwalks, Darryl Wilson peers out a square hole and into one of baseball’s most revered shrines. For 23 years, Wilson has been a scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Running the tall, green manual scoreboard is one of the most unique jobs in baseball — or anywhere — and it’s a symphony of the senses. Each run and every inning, there is a flurry of activity and cacophony of noise inside as scoreboard operators yank me... Chicago • Inside a dusty, dimly lit chamber of steel catwalks, Darryl Wilson peers out a square hole and into one of baseball’s most revered shrines. For 23 years, Wilson has been a scoreboard operator at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Running the tall, green manual scoreboard is one of the most unique jobs in baseball — or anywhere — and it’s a symphony of the senses. Each run and every inning, there is a flurry of activity and cacophony of noise inside as scoreboard operators yank me... 57854991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57854995-77/wrigley-field-game-veeck.html.csp Chicago • Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball’s most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories: ——— Mike Ditka has a question. “Can you name another championship that was won there?” he asked. Well, an iconic Chicago franchise won... Chicago • Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball’s most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories: ——— Mike Ditka has a question. “Can you name another championship that was won there?” he asked. Well, an iconic Chicago franchise won... 57854995@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57855019-77/innings-run-allowed-hit.html.csp ANGELS 7, NATIONALS 2 WASHINGTON • Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night. The first baseman connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone. Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the ... ANGELS 7, NATIONALS 2 WASHINGTON • Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night. The first baseman connected twice off Taylor Jordan (0-3) — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone. Pujols is the first player to collect Nos. 499 and 500 in the ... 57855019@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57855050-77/runs-run-hits-homer.html.csp YANKEES 9, RED SOX 3 BOSTON • Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game at Fenway since leaving the Red Sox to sign a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Tanaka (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. His 35 strikeouts in h... YANKEES 9, RED SOX 3 BOSTON • Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game at Fenway since leaving the Red Sox to sign a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Tanaka (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. His 35 strikeouts in h... 57855050@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57849847-77/hit-inning-innings-run.html.csp PIRATES 6, REDS 5 PITTSBURGH • Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake. Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds’ J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday.... PIRATES 6, REDS 5 PITTSBURGH • Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 before Davis’ fourth-inning homer off Mike Leake. Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds’ J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday.... 57849847@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:20:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57849804-77/inning-runs-six-hit.html.csp ORIOLES 7, RED SOX 6 BOSTON • Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings. Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout before Tommy Hunter, Baltimore’s fifth reliever, retired Mike Carp on a game-ending grounder for his fifth save. The game began at 11:09 a.m., about an hour bef... ORIOLES 7, RED SOX 6 BOSTON • Clay Buchholz allowed six runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the Red Sox 7-6 Monday in the annual Patriots’ Day morning game at Fenway Park, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings. Trailing by two runs, Boston loaded the bases in the ninth. Mike Napoli hit an RBI groundout before Tommy Hunter, Baltimore’s fifth reliever, retired Mike Carp on a game-ending grounder for his fifth save. The game began at 11:09 a.m., about an hour bef... 57849804@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:10:01 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845165-77/hit-inning-field-hits.html.csp METS 4, BRAVES 3 NEW YORK • Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. David Wright had four hits and New York took advantage of three early errors by Atlanta, which had won seven of eight. Granderson went 0 for 6 with an error and was booed all afternoon, but turned those jeers to cheers at the end of a long day. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a leadoff walk from Gus Schlosser ... METS 4, BRAVES 3 NEW YORK • Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. David Wright had four hits and New York took advantage of three early errors by Atlanta, which had won seven of eight. Granderson went 0 for 6 with an error and was booed all afternoon, but turned those jeers to cheers at the end of a long day. Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a leadoff walk from Gus Schlosser ... 57845165@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:15:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57845145-77/run-innings-1-1-hits.html.csp WHITE SOX 16, RANGERS 2 ARLINGTON, Texas • Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row. The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead. Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over... WHITE SOX 16, RANGERS 2 ARLINGTON, Texas • Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row. The White Sox went ahead to stay with three unearned runs off Robbie Ross (1-1) in the fifth, including Abreu’s fifth homer of the season for a 5-2 lead. Johnson (1-1) allowed two runs and only a single over... 57845145@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:08:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836258-77/run-runs-innings-game.html.csp TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... 57836258@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836292-77/innings-hit-run-single.html.csp DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO • Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and... DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO • Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and... 57836292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832078-77/hits-pitched-innings-runs.html.csp REDS 4, PIRATES 0 CINCINNATI • Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto (1-2) limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Francisco Liriano (0-3) threw balls on 10 of his first 13 pitches and allowed three runs, six hits and three w... REDS 4, PIRATES 0 CINCINNATI • Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto (1-2) limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Francisco Liriano (0-3) threw balls on 10 of his first 13 pitches and allowed three runs, six hits and three w... 57832078@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832037-77/innings-hits-pitched-game.html.csp YANKEES 3, CUBS 2 YANKEES 2, CUBS 0 NEW YORK • Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1). Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spo... YANKEES 3, CUBS 2 YANKEES 2, CUBS 0 NEW YORK • Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1). Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spo... 57832037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:55:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826821-77/hit-ninth-homered-innings.html.csp RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0 ARLINGTON, Texas • Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left. Kouzmanoff also had two... RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0 ARLINGTON, Texas • Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left. Kouzmanoff also had two... 57826821@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826768-77/hits-innings-game-six.html.csp REDS 7, PIRATES 5 CINCINNATI • Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win. Leak... REDS 7, PIRATES 5 CINCINNATI • Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win. Leak... 57826768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822391-77/run-hits-homer-inning.html.csp ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. • Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, offsetting Albert Pujols’ 496th home run. Frieri (0-1) was trying to preserve a 2-1 lead for starter Hector Santiago when Josh Donaldson led off the ninth with a single. One out later, Jaso drove a 1-2 pitch deep into th... ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. • Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, offsetting Albert Pujols’ 496th home run. Frieri (0-1) was trying to preserve a 2-1 lead for starter Hector Santiago when Josh Donaldson led off the ninth with a single. One out later, Jaso drove a 1-2 pitch deep into th... 57822391@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:56:01 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822360-77/innings-runs-hit-homers.html.csp CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors’ best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo sho... CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors’ best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo sho... 57822360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:42:02 MDT MLB Internet head defends replay from criticism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822326-77/internet-mlb-replay-bowman.html.csp New York • The head of baseball’s Internet company is defending the sport’s new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company’s office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review to check the balls-strike count. Bowman said at a p... New York • The head of baseball’s Internet company is defending the sport’s new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company’s office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review to check the balls-strike count. Bowman said at a p... 57822326@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:29:01 MDT MLB: Yankees vs Cubs postponed by rain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822277-77/postponed-rain-cubs-game.html.csp New York • The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader. New York also postponed ceremonies marking the unveiling of a plaque honoring Nelson Mandela’s visit to Yankee Stadium in 1990. The ceremonies, planned during the offseason for Jackie Robinson Day, were rescheduled to before Wednesday night’s game. A light rain was falling in late morning Tuesday, a... New York • The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader. New York also postponed ceremonies marking the unveiling of a plaque honoring Nelson Mandela’s visit to Yankee Stadium in 1990. The ceremonies, planned during the offseason for Jackie Robinson Day, were rescheduled to before Wednesday night’s game. A light rain was falling in late morning Tuesday, a... 57822277@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:16:01 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817655-77/runs-run-innings-hit.html.csp BREWERS 4, PIRATES 1 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April. Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings. Lohse was pull... BREWERS 4, PIRATES 1 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April. Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings. Lohse was pull... 57817655@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:10:02 MDT