Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit a home run that strikes the center field scoreboard at Wrigley Field.On May 23, 1927, at Wrigley Field, Hack Wilson of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player to hit a home run that strikes the center field scoreboard at Wrigley Field. The Wrigley Field scoreboard‚ situated at ground level, the scoreboard will be moved to the left field corner in 1937‚ before one will be built atop the newly-built bleachers.

The monumental blast helps the Cubs to a 14-8 win over the Boston Braves. After the game, Wilson will be arrested at a friend’s apartment for drinking beer – a violation of Prohibition law.