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  • New right field patio at Wrigley gets good reviews

    New right field patio at Wrigley gets good reviews
    The concept of sitting on a patio while watching a baseball game is an idea whose time has finally arrived inside Wrigley Field. "It's a very nice view … it's just beautiful," Lee Maloof of Vernon Hills said of the Budweiser Patio Deck adjacent to the...
  • A day Santo surely would have cherished

    A day Santo surely would have cherished
    In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...
  • Drysdale Hit by Line Drive

     
    Aug. 18, 1960: You don't very often see the phrase "nearly maimed" in headlines for baseball stories. Don Drysdale escaped serious injury when he was struck by a line drive, then he lost the game on the next pitch when Chicago's Ernie Banks homered to...
  • Jim Murray, March 13, 1961

     
    March 13, 1961: Jim Murray writes from Palm Springs about a game between the Angels and the Cubs. “The opposition was the Chicago Cubs, not formidable under the best of circumstances, but this was their "B" team. The Cubs, of......
  • And now pitching for the Chicago Cubs... Robert Redford!

     
    Most of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
  • NO GAME TONIGHT ... DOUBLEHEADER TUESDAY

     
    As Ernie Banks used to say, "It's a beautiful day for a ballgame ... let's play two." At least the IronPigs hope it will be a beautiful day when the Gwinnett and the IronPigs play a Tuesday morning/afternoon doubleheader after Monday night's scheduled...
  • Ron Santo statue unveiled outside Wrigley

     
    His bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
  • Remembering Ron Santo

     
    I was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison.  It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...
  • Friday, April 1, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 5:09 a.m. Greg Jarrett broadcasts live from Wrigley Field in the Captain Morgan's Club as we begin the Wrigley Life! 6:21 a.m. Meet the new Cubs public announcer Andrew Belleson when he visits with Greg Jarrett. 6:39 a....
  • 'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night

    'Let's play two tonight!' -- Ernie Banks visits WGN Sports Night
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
  • Obama gets Chicago fundraising assist from Bulls

    Obama gets Chicago fundraising assist from Bulls
    There was no shortage of hoopla as President Barack Obama  returned home Thursday for the first time since formally announcing his re-election bid, as he used using past and present stars of his playoff-bound favorite Chicago Bulls to cap an evening of...
  • Cubs Corner at Wildfire Chicago featuring Anthony Rizzo, Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters

    Cubs Corner at Wildfire Chicago featuring Anthony Rizzo, Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters