Wrigley Field celebrates 100 years of baseball

The Chicago Cubs are having one heck of a birthday party Wednesday, celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. They enlisted character actors dressed like it's 1914, dressed both teams in throwback uniforms and handed out free cupcakes and replica jerseys to fans.

But as everybody knows, it's not a birthday party if there's not a birthday cake. The Cubs got a pretty memorable one. The team hired celebrity baker Buddy Valastro, best known from the "Cake Boss" reality show, and his team at Carlo's Bakery in New Jersey to make a 400-pound cake that resembled Wrigley.
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt reacts after striking out against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: As fans sing happy birthday to the ballpark balloons are released during the fourth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: A birthday cake for Wrigley Field sits on display before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baseball fans walk past a mural of four 1918 Chicago Cubs' players as they enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: People wait to enter the ballpark before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Russell Duffer waits to get into the ballpark before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left, and Justin Ruggiano, right, celebrate after Rizzo scored on Ruggiano's home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: A woman dressed in period clothing watches pre game festivities before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sue Quigg, of Phoenix, and grandniece of former Chicago Cubs owner Charles Weeghman, throws a ceremonial first pitch with a 100-year-old ball her grandmother Dessa Weeghman threw at a Chicago Federals game a century ago before the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. Catching is Cubs owner Todd Ricketts. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch to Arizona Diamondbacks Martin Prado during the first inning at the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado throws to first as the Chicago Cubs' Justin Ruggiano grounds out during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Baseball fans dress in period clothes, top, and the replica 1914 Chicago Federals jersey, bottom left, at the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago

Baseball fans dress in period clothes, top, and the replica 1914 Chicago Federals jersey, bottom left, at the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro warms up in a replica 1914 Chicago Federals jersey on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field, before a game between the Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Usher John O'Brien, right, hands out the 1914 replica Chicago Federals' jersey to fans for the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at Wrigley Field, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field for the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cup cakes wait for baseball fans as they enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago

Cup cakes wait for baseball fans as they enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: A Cubs usher wears birthday sunglasses before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: People wait to enter the ballpark before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: People wait to enter the ballpark before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks v Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: A birthday cake for Wrigley Field sits on display before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 23, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first game ever played in the historic venue. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)