Chicago Bar Project since 2000

Top Ten Lies Told at Wrigley Field



  1. Both radio and TV were invented
  2. Fourteen teams were added to Major League Baseball
  3. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays
  4. Haley's comet passed Earth, twice
  5. Harry Caray was born, and died
  6. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league
  7. The US fought in World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Iraq War, Afghanistan War
  8. Man landed on the moon
  9. Sixteen US presidents were elected
  10. Eleven amendments added to the Constitution
  11. Prohibition was created and repealed
  12. The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, and was re discovered
  13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League
  14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team's future World Series pennants, which have since rusted and been taken down
  15. A combination of 40 Summer and Winter Olympics have been held
  16. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown
  17. Swing music, bell-bottoms, and disco came in style, went out of style and came back in style
  18. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins have all won the World Series; what next, the Nationals?!?
  19. The Cubs played almost 15,000 regular-season games, losing the majority of them
  20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were admitted to the Union

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