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The night Wrigley Field lit up

8/8/2013

Twenty-five years ago Thursday -- and a mere century after Thomas Edison developed the lightbulb -- lights finally went on at Wrigley Field for the first scheduled major league night game in the ballpark's long history.

Rick Sutcliffe, the Cubs' starting pitcher on Aug. 8, 1988, calls that night: "Easily the biggest event I was ever part of. I pitched a lot of opening days. They were all special. They all meant a lot. There was never an empty seat. But the thing about opening night, we knew -- or we thought -- there was never going to be another one."

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