In 2012, a Cubs game at Wrigley Field was televised by Fox Sports and featured a photo of the packed stadium. The first baseman in the picture wore No. 3, and it was confirmed that the visiting team was the Red Sox. This game marked the second time the Red Sox had visited Wrigley Field, with their first visit taking place in 2005.
Further investigation revealed that this particular game took place on Saturday, June 16, 2012. During this game, future Cub Jon Lester pitched for the Red Sox and allowed a homerun from Luis Valbuena that brought the Cubs within one run. However, the Cubs ultimately lost the game to the Red Sox.
Despite losing this game, it is still an important piece of Cubs history and provides fans with a unique opportunity to watch Lester pitch in Wrigley Field before he joined the Cubs as a free agent. This photo serves as a reminder of how special Wrigley Field is to both fans and players alike.