Freeport, Illinois: Zombie Harry Caray, Little Wrigley Field

A little-league-size version of the famous Chicago ballpark, opened on April 28, 2008. A carved statue of announcer Harry Caray resembles a hungry member of the walking dead.

Address:
W. Empire St., Freeport, IL
Directions:
In Read Park. From US Hwy 20 take Freeport exit. Drive south into town on Hwy 26 for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto W. Empire St. Drive a half-mile. You'll see the ball field and Harry Caray statue on the right, at the corner of S. McKinley Ave.
Hours:
Caray statue stored in winter. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Harry Caray zombie.

Miniature Wrigley Field

On our way from Chicago to Galena we passed a sign for "Little Wrigley Field" and decided to go have a look. This Little-League-size field is in a city park and does, indeed, bear a strong resemblance to the real Wrigley. It comes complete with a replica scoreboard, press box, dugout (with phone), bleachers, box seats, "street signs," and a rather terrifying statue of Harry Caray (possibly as a zombie). According to a sign, the Cubs donated the bricks for the walls.

[Jennie R, 11/04/2013]

The ballpark was built in 2007 and claims to replicate Wrigley Field in 34 different ways. But they had us at "Harry Caray Zombie."


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