“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
A lot of classic movies have been filmed in Wrigley Field such as “Ferris Day Off,” “Rookie of the Year,” "The Express," “Sleepless in Seattle", and many more. But the one that stood out, particularly because it was a baseball movie, was 1992's “A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Geena Davis to name a few.
Based on a true story, this comedy-drama is about a team on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that trained and competed inside Wrigley Field. In the movie, the ballpark is called Harvey Fields and we first see it during try-outs. Remember that scene where Doris, who's played by Rosie O' Donnell, throws a ball at Dottie, played by Geena Davis, who catches it? That happened in Wrigley Field! Ferris Bueller's Day Off is another well-known film shot on the baseball field. Ferris and Cameron are seen at the left field foul pole during an actual day game. Fun fact: The Cubs didn't play home games at night until 1988 (the movie came out in 1986).
If you’re not a fan of baseball but you are a fan of these films, you can take a tour of the historic ballpark. Prices vary, along with the length of each tour, and they are only available during the baseball season.