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Cubs Lineup: 9/20/16 vs. Reds

Cubs vs. Reds — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (17-4, 2.40 ERA)
Reds Starter: Josh Smith, rhp (3-1, 4.97 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, lf
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Javy Baez, 3b
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Final Homestand Events and Promotions: 9/15/16-9/25/16

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The Chicago Cubs will host the final homestand of the 2016 regular season as they play the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals Sept. 15-25 at Wrigley Field.

Beginning tomorrow, fans can visit the new Cubs Team Store inside Wrigley Field on the mezzanine level above Gate F. The nearly 3,000 square-foot space offers a wide selection of official team merchandise and apparel. Ticketed guests can enter the location near Aisle 24 on the main concourse.

Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley Field Friday, Sept. 16, as the Ryder Cup Ambassador for the first ever U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour. The Ryder Cup Trophy will be on the field before the Cubs vs. Brewers game, and Sandberg will lead the afternoon’s seventh-inning stretch wearing a full Ryder Cup uniform. The stop is part of a month-long, 5,000-mile nationwide trek as part of the “We Are 13” fan-engagement initiative to connect, energize and educate fans on the Ryder Cup.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, @Cubs will host the team’s annual Social Media Night at Wrigley Field. Guests who registered in advance will participate in a pregame trivia contest to win a variety of prizes, including a ceremonial first pitch before that evening’s game. Each guest at the pregame event will receive a Social Media Night T-shirt. Registration is now closed after being made available to fans online on a first-come, first-served basis. Throughout the game, the club’s social media accounts will host giveaways for fans both at the ballpark and following at home. Fans also can tune in to CSN Chicago for an interactive #CubsSocial broadcast.

Ticket availability for this homestand is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Friday, Sept. 16, will receive a Kyle Schwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead presented by Comcast SportsNet.

To celebrate Tradesman Appreciation Day at Wrigley Field, Ideal Industries Inc. is presenting a Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle for up to the first 10,000 fans Saturday, Sept. 17.

Up to the first 10,000 fans Sunday, Sept. 18, will receive a Cubs Picnic Blanket presented by Jewel-Osco. Up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under can run the bases postgame.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Athletic Shirt presented by Xfinity.

Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Night Light presented by Think Energy Friday, Sept. 23.

Guests and Entertainment
On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Jesse White Tumblers will perform an acrobatic routine pregame, followed by a ceremonial first pitch by Christopher Hayes, host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball auction winner Larry Bell will lead the seventh-inning stretch.

On Friday, Sept. 16, members of the band ZZ Top will throw a first pitch, as well as Chicago-native Villanova Basketball guard Jalen Brunson. Hall of Famer and Ryder Cup Ambassador Ryne Sandberg will sing the stretch.

Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Saturday, Sept. 17.

Cast members from Hamilton on Broadway will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Sunday, Sept. 18.

Actress, comedian and Chicago native Bonnie Hunt will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Monday, Sept. 19. Brendan Bayliss from the band Umphrey’s McGee will perform the national anthem.

U.S. Olympic swimmer and Chicago native Kevin Cordes will throw a first pitch Tuesday, Sept. 20, while Chicago-native comedian Tom Dreesen leads the stretch.

Joey Belladonna from the band Anthrax will perform the national anthem Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Chicago-native chef Stephanie Izard will throw a first pitch Friday, Sept. 23.

Chicago-native rapper Lupe Fiasco will throw a first pitch Saturday, Sept. 24, while former Cubs pitcher Lee Smith will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch.

For Wrigley Field’s regular season home finale Sunday, Sept. 25, Wayne and Kathleen Messmer will perform the national anthem, and the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew will continue their longstanding tradition of leading the regular season’s final seventh-inning stretch.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Jim Bullinger is a jalapeño-cheddar beef sausage topped with jalapeño mustard, pico de gallo and shredded pepper jack cheese. The Brooks Kieschnick is a spicy Thai chicken sausage topped with spicy mayo and toasted coconut. The Try Not to Suck, named after manager Joe Maddon’s signature phrase by an auction winner at the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball, is a cheddar-stuffed bratwurst topped with Goose Island beer mustard, crispy fried onions and smoked gouda cheese.

Budweiser Bleacher guests can enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka Sunday, Sept. 18. Fans can order a Tito’s Bloody Mary made with America’s original craft vodka at the concession stands in the Right Field Porch. Those looking for a perfect food pairing can visit Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers, for a specialty Hot Doug’s breakfast sausage. This homestand will feature the Joe Borowski, a bacon sausage topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well. The “Rizzo Way” Buona Italian Beef Sandwich is topped with mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese and red sauce served with a side of french fries. Gilbert’s Beef and Cheddar Sausage is a smoked beef sausage with cheddar cheese, topped with mac and cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and barbecue sauce served on a sausage roll with a side of french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, Sept. 16, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) Chicago. BUILD’s mission is to engage at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets, so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety and well-being of our communities.

The Cubs will host a Hispanic Heritage Reception at Wrigley Field Monday, Sept. 19. First baseman Anthony Rizzo will be recognized as the Cubs’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is awarded by Major League Baseball to the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. Hector M. Perez, senior club director of the Union League Boys & Girls Club, will be recognized as the Roberto Clemente Day SEAT 21 honoree from the Chicago community.

Homestand Recap, Sept. 15-25
Thursday, Sept. 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Jesse White Tumblers acrobatic routine
  • First pitch: Christopher Hayes, host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC
  • National anthem: Heather Horton
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball auction winner Larry Bell
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Kyle Schwarber “Home Run” Bobblehead presented by Comcast SportsNet, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitches: ZZ Top band members; Chicago-native Villanova Basketball guard Jalen Brunson
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Hall of Famer and Ryder Cup Ambassador Ryne Sandberg
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 17, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 3:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Stainless Steel Drink Bottle presented by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Picnic Blanket presented by Jewel-Osco, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-nning stretch: Cast members from Hamilton on Broadway
  • National anthem: Michael McDermott
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under

Monday, Sept. 19, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Actress, comedian and Chicago native Bonnie Hunt
  • National anthem: Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Sept. 20, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Athletic Shirt presented by Xfinity, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: US Olympic swimmer and Chicago native Kevin Cordes
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Sept. 21, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • National anthem: Joey Belladonna from Anthrax
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 23, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Night Light presented by Think Energy, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Chicago-native chef Stephanie Izard
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 24, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 12:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: Chicago-native rapper Lupe Fiasco
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
  • National anthem: Jacky Dustin
  • Broadcast: FOX, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 25, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:08 p.m.

  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Wrigley Field Grounds Crew
  • Broadcast: ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Cubs announce tentative 2017 schedule

Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2017 regular-season schedule. The Cubs will open their 142nd season at the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, April 3, with the Wrigley Field opener taking place the following Monday night, April 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Cubs will begin the 2017 campaign on the road for the 12th time in the last 16 seasons, and for the first time in St. Louis since 1986. The Cubs open their Wrigley Field campaign against the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time since 1963.

After three games at the Cardinals (April 3, 5-6), the Cubs conclude their season-opening, six-game, two-city road trip with three games at Milwaukee April 7-9. The Cubs begin their Wrigley Field slate the next day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the start of a season-opening 10-day, nine-game homestand against the Dodgers (April 10, 12-13), Pittsburgh Pirates (April 14-16) and Milwaukee Brewers (April 17-19).

The 2017 schedule features interleague play against the American League East and the annual home-and-home with the Chicago White Sox, which offers a pair of two-game series over four summer days from July 24-25 (at Wrigley Field) and July 26-27 (at Guaranteed Rate Field).

In addition to the White Sox games, the Cubs interleague schedule includes hosting three AL East opponents: the New York Yankees (three games, May 5-7), the Tampa Bay Rays (two games, July 4-5) and the Toronto Blue Jays (three games, Aug. 18-20). The Cubs travel to the Boston Red Sox (three games, April 28-30), play at Baltimore (three games, July 14-16) and play at Tampa Bay (two games, Sept. 19-20).

The Cubs 2017 tentative schedule features four three-series homestands and three three-city road trips (after five three-city road trips in 2016).

The Cubs are scheduled to host just one holiday game in 2017: the Fourth of July vs. Tampa Bay. The Cubs will be on the road for four holidays: Mother’s Day in St. Louis on May 14; Memorial Day on Monday, May 29 at San Diego; Father’s Day on June 18 at Pittsburgh; and Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4 in Pittsburgh.

2017 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

APRIL

4/3/17           at St. Louis

4/4/17           OFF

4/5/17           at St. Louis

4/6/17           at St. Louis

4/7/17           at Milwaukee

4/8/17           at Milwaukee

4/9/17           at Milwaukee

4/10/17        Los Angeles-NL, 7:05

4/11/17        OFF

4/12/17        Los Angeles-NL, 7:05

4/13/17        Los Angeles-NL, 1:20

4/14/17        Pittsburgh, 1:20

4/15/17        Pittsburgh

4/16/17        Pittsburgh

4/17/17        Milwaukee, 7:05

4/18/17        Milwaukee, 7:05

4/19/17        Milwaukee, 1:20

4/20/17        OFF

4/21/17        at Cincinnati

4/22/17        at Cincinnati

4/23/17        at Cincinnati

4/24/17        at Pittsburgh

4/25/17        at Pittsburgh

4/26/17        at Pittsburgh

4/27/17        OFF

4/28/17        at Boston

4/29/17        at Boston

4/30/17        at Boston

MAY

5/1/17           Philadelphia, 7:05

5/2/17           Philadelphia, 7:05

5/3/17           Philadelphia, 7:05

5/4/17           Philadelphia, 1:20

5/5/17           New York-AL, 1:20

5/6/17           New York-AL

5/7/17           New York-AL

5/8/17           at Colorado

5/9/17           at Colorado

5/10/17        at Colorado

5/11/17        OFF

5/12/17        at St. Louis

5/13/17        at St. Louis

5/14/17        at St. Louis

5/15/17        OFF

5/16/17        Cincinnati, 7:05

5/17/17        Cincinnati, 7:05

5/18/17        Cincinnati, 1:20

5/19/17        Milwaukee, 1:20

5/20/17        Milwaukee

5/21/17        Milwaukee

5/22/17        San Francisco, 7:05

5/23/17        San Francisco, 7:05

5/24/17        San Francisco, 7:05

5/25/17        San Francisco, 1:20

5/26/17        at Los Angeles-NL

5/27/17        at Los Angeles-NL

5/28/17        at Los Angeles-NL

5/29/17        at San Diego

5/30/17        at San Diego

5/31/17        at San Diego

JUNE

6/1/17           OFF

6/2/17           St. Louis, 1:20

6/3/17           St. Louis

6/4/17           St. Louis

6/5/17           Miami, 7:05

6/6/17           Miami, 7:05

6/7/17           Miami, 7:05

6/8/17           Colorado, 7:05

6/9/17           Colorado, 1:20

6/10/17        Colorado

6/11/17        Colorado

6/12/17        at New York-NL

6/13/17        at New York-NL

6/14/17        at New York-NL

6/15/17        OFF

6/16/17        at Pittsburgh

6/17/17        at Pittsburgh

6/18/17        at Pittsburgh

6/19/17        San Diego, 7:05

6/20/17        San Diego, 7:05

6/21/17        San Diego, 1:20

6/22/17        at Miami

6/23/17        at Miami

6/24/17        at Miami

6/25/17        at Miami

6/26/17        at Washington

6/27/17        at Washington

6/28/17        at Washington

6/29/17        at Washington

6/30/17        at Cincinnati

JULY

7/1/17           at Cincinnati

7/2/17           at Cincinnati

7/3/17           OFF

7/4/17           Tampa Bay, 1:20

7/5/17           Tampa Bay, 1:20

7/6/17           OFF

7/7/17           Pittsburgh, 1:20

7/8/17           Pittsburgh

7/9/17           Pittsburgh

7/10/17        OFF

7/11/17        All-Star Game

7/12/17        OFF

7/13/17        OFF

7/14/17        at Baltimore

7/15/17        at Baltimore

7/16/17        at Baltimore

7/17/17        at Atlanta

7/18/17        at Atlanta

7/19/17        at Atlanta

7/20/17        OFF

7/21/17        St. Louis, 1:20

7/22/17        St. Louis

7/23/17        St. Louis

7/24/17        Chicago-AL

7/25/17        Chicago-AL

7/26/17        at Chicago-AL

7/27/17        at Chicago-AL

7/28/17        at Milwaukee

7/29/17        at Milwaukee

7/30/17        at Milwaukee

7/31/17        OFF

AUGUST

8/1/17           Arizona, 7:05

8/2/17           Arizona, 7:05

8/3/17           Arizona, 1:20

8/4/17           Washington, 1:20

8/5/17           Washington

8/6/17           Washington

8/7/17           at San Francisco

8/8/17           at San Francisco

8/9/17           at San Francisco

8/10/17        OFF

8/11/17        at Arizona

8/12/17        at Arizona

8/13/17        at Arizona

8/14/17        Cincinnati, 7:05

8/15/17        Cincinnati, 7:05

8/16/17        Cincinnati, 7:05

8/17/17        Cincinnati, 1:20

8/18/17        Toronto, 1:20

8/19/17        Toronto

8/20/17        Toronto

8/21/17        OFF

8/22/17        at Cincinnati

8/23/17        at Cincinnati

8/24/17        at Cincinnati

8/25/17        at Philadelphia

8/26/17        at Philadelphia

8/27/17        at Philadelphia

8/28/17        Pittsburgh, 7:05

8/29/17        Pittsburgh, 7:05

8/30/17        Pittsburgh, 7:05

8/31/17        Atlanta, 7:05

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

9/1/17           Atlanta, 1:20

9/2/17           Atlanta

9/3/17           Atlanta

9/4/17           at Pittsburgh

9/5/17           at Pittsburgh

9/6/17           at Pittsburgh

9/7/17           at Pittsburgh

9/8/17           Milwaukee, 1:20

9/9/17           Milwaukee

9/10/17        Milwaukee

9/11/17        OFF

9/12/17        New York-NL, 7:05

9/13/17        New York-NL, 7:05

9/14/17        New York-NL, 7:05

9/15/17        St. Louis, 1:20

9/16/17        St. Louis

9/17/17        St. Louis

9/18/17        OFF

9/19/17        at Tampa Bay

9/20/17        at Tampa Bay

9/21/17        at Milwaukee

9/22/17        at Milwaukee

9/23/17        at Milwaukee

9/24/17        at Milwaukee

9/25/17        at St. Louis

9/26/17        at St. Louis

9/27/17        at St. Louis

9/28/17        at St. Louis

9/29/17        Cincinnati, 1:20

9/30/17        Cincinnati

10/1/17        Cincinnati, 2:20

Cubs announce online registration details for postseason tickets

The Cubs have announced details for fans seeking the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets to potential postseason games at Wrigley Field. Beginning today at 9 a.m. until Sept. 21 at noon, fans can register for a random drawing to win a chance to purchase single-game postseason tickets for a potential Wild Card Game and National League Division Series.* Registration will remain open throughout the postseason at cubs.com/postseason, with cut-off times for drawings to additional potential series to be announced as the postseason unfolds.

Fans who register for the online ticket opportunity will be notified via email if they have been selected for a chance to purchase before single-game tickets go on sale. Those who are randomly selected from all eligible registrants will have a one-time chance to purchase a maximum of four tickets to a potential Wild Card Game or Division Series Game at Wrigley Field, pending availability. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Being selected in a drawing does not guarantee the opportunity to purchase tickets to a postseason game.

“With so much excitement surrounding this year’s team, demand will certainly exceed the limited number of tickets we have available for postseason play at Wrigley Field,” said Cubs Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Colin Faulkner. “Like last year, we once again wanted to provide a fair process to give access to these tickets. Nearly 1.2 million people registered for the purchase opportunity last year, so we encourage fans to register early and purchase quickly if their name is selected.”

The number of potential postseason tickets that may become available to Cubs fans is limited as a result of ticket allocations to Cubs Season Ticket Holders and other partners. To provide a purchase opportunity to as many fans as possible, all registered fans who are not selected for early postseason contests will remain eligible for selection if the Cubs advance to subsequent rounds. Fans may only purchase tickets once during the postseason.

The postseason single-game ticket on-sale date and pricing will be announced following the Sept. 21 registration deadline for Wild Card Game and National League Division Series tickets. Single-game ticket buyers are encouraged to pay with MasterCard, the preferred credit card of the Chicago Cubs. Fans may visit cubs.com/postseason for more information about potential single-game postseason ticket sales or call the Chicago Cubs Fan Services team at 773-388-8270 with any questions.

*Registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited; additional exclusions apply. Registrations from the 2015 Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity do not carry over to the 2016 Postseason Ticket Purchase Opportunity. Full terms and conditions are available at cubs.com/postseason.

Cubs 10th Homestand Events and Promotions: 8/29/16-9/4/16

Maddon-GlassesThe Chicago Cubs kick off a seven-game homestand starting with the Pittsburgh Pirates Aug. 29-31. They will welcome the San Francisco Giants to Wrigley Field for the first time this season Sept. 1-4.

Six of the seven games this homestand include a promotional giveaway, including the continuation of Bud Fridays in the Budweiser Bleachers. Ticket availability is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Monday, Aug. 29, will receive a Cubs Lanyard presented by MasterCard.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older will receive Cubs Wine Cork Sunglasses presented by Barefoot Wine.

Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Wednesday, Aug. 31, will receive Cubs Player Decals presented by CITGO.

On Thursday, Sept. 1, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Rizzo Cap presented by Buona Beef.

Bud Fridays continue Sept. 2 with up to the first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older receiving Bud Fridays Maddon Glasses.

Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Saturday, Sept. 3, will receive a Cubs Tumbler presented by Pepsi.

On Sunday, Sept. 4, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under can run the bases postgame, weather permitting.

Guests and Entertainment
On Monday, Aug. 29, The Jesse White Tumblers will perform an acrobatic routine pregame and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Broadway actor and Chicago native Anthony Rapp also will throw a first pitch and sing the national anthem.

Country music artist Jordan Rager will sing the national anthem Tuesday, Aug. 30.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.

U.S. Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings will throw a ceremonial first pitch Thursday, Sept. 1.

On Friday, Sept. 2, actor and comedian Jon Lovitz will throw a ceremonial first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.

Former Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch Saturday, Sept. 3.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Gene Clines is a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage with sweet and spicy mustard, caramelized onions and shredded cheddar cheese. The Turk Wendell is a gyro sausage with tzatziki, feta cheese and chopped tomatoes. The Bill Bonham is an atomic pork sausage topped with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well. The Loaded Grilled Cheese with Smoked Bacon features a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with mac and cheese and Applewood smoked bacon served with french fries. The Chicken Tacos includes three ancho braised chicken tacos served on corn tortillas with pickled red onions, Cotija cheese, fresh cilantro and charred jalapeño crema.

Budweiser Bleacher guests can enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka Sunday, Sept. 4. Fans can order a Tito’s Bloody Mary made with America’s original craft vodka at the concession stands in the Right Field Porch. Those looking for a perfect food pairing can visit Platform 14, located behind the center-field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers, for a specialty Hot Doug’s breakfast sausage. This homestand will feature the Joe Borowski, a bacon sausage topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, Sept. 2, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing Children’s Oncology Services in conjunction with Friday’s “Let’s Go Gold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at the ballpark. Children’s Oncology Services provides empowering, supportive, educational and fun experiences for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The organization offers 11 different programs throughout the year serving children and families who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.

Cubs Charities will join Major League Baseball in the fight against pediatric cancer Friday, Sept. 2, by going “gold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field. Cubs players and coaches will wear “Let’s Go Gold” batting practice T-shirts, gold ribbon decals and wristbands, as well as participate in a special pregame activity alongside pediatric cancer patients and their families. Cubs Charities will donate a portion of game’s 50/50 raffle proceeds to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation and Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign, which support pediatric cancer research and programs. Bases used during the Sept. 2 game will be adorned with custom base jewels featuring “Let’s Go Gold” and a gold ribbon.

Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins will be signing autographs for a $20 donation, benefiting the Ron & Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, inside the main concourse Sept. 1-4 starting an hour before the game through the seventh inning. The mission of the foundation is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients in purchasing a diabetic alert dog.

Homestand Recap, Aug. 29 through Sept. 4
Monday, Aug. 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Lanyard presented by MasterCard, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • Pregame: The Jesse White Tumblers
  • First Pitch: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Broadway actor and Chicago native Anthony Rapp
  • National anthem: Anthony Rapp
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Wine Cork Sunglasses presented by Barefoot Wine, up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older
  • National anthem: Country music artist Jordan Rager
  • Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 31, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Player Decals presented by CITGO, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, Sept. 1, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Rizzo Cap presented by Buona Beef, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: U.S. Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Broadcast: CSN+, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 2, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Maddon Glasses, up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 3, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Tumbler presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 4, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, TBS, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under

Cubs Ninth Homestand Events and Promotions: 8/9/16-8/18/16

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The Chicago Cubs kick off a 10-game homestand vs. the Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers Aug. 9-18 at Wrigley Field. The schedule includes a doubleheader vs. Milwaukee Aug. 16 to make up for the April 27 postponement due to inclement weather.

Seven of the 10 games this homestand include a promotional giveaway, including the continuation of Bud Fridays in the Budweiser Bleachers and Kids Sundays.

Ticket availability is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Wednesday, Aug. 10, will receive a Cubs Everything Pouch presented by Olivet Nazarene University.

Bud Fridays continue Aug. 12 with up to the first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older receiving a Bud Fridays Cubs Fedora.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger will receive a Youth Sun Safety Shirt presented by Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation (PSPF), Advocate Children’s Hospital and Mott 50.

Kids Sundays continue Aug. 14 with the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger receiving a Clark Hat presented by Velveeta.

For the second game of the doubleheader Tuesday, Aug. 16, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Joe Maddon “Manager of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Benjamin Moore.

Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Beach Tote Bag presented by Las Vegas Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The homestand concludes Thursday, Aug. 18, with up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older receiving a Cubs Floppy Hat presented by RumChata.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Go Tweedie Go is a ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese. The Mike Bielecki is a pepper and onion pork sausage with marinara and fresh mozzarella cheese. The Carmen Fanzone is a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage with spicy brown mustard and caramelized onions.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well. The Turkey Reuben features sliced turkey breast, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and house-made Louie dressing on toasted marble rye bread served with french fries. Gilbert’s Beef and Cheddar Sausage includes a smoked beef sausage with cheddar cheese topped with mac and cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and barbecue sauce on a sausage roll served with french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, Aug. 12, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing Chicago Scholars. Cubs Charities has partnered with Chicago Scholars, an established mentoring program serving inner-city children, as part of the Cubs Scholars Signature Program. Students in the Chicago Scholars college preparation program have a 95 percent college graduation rate. The program includes seminars, workshops and mentoring designed to prepare each student for college success. Importantly, Chicago Scholars tracks students and offers established curriculum for measuring success and keeping students on track toward college graduation. Cubs Scholars will continue participating in Chicago Scholars’ program throughout their four years of college to maximize their chances for college graduation.

Homestand Recap, Aug. 9-18
Tuesday, Aug. 9, Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: PGA golfer and Chicagoland resident Luke Donald
  • National anthem: Classical Blast
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 10, Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Everything Pouch presented by Olivet Nazarene University, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Chicago-native TV host Chris Jacobs from Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Live on Velocity
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN+, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, Aug. 11, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: Chicago-native actress Ta’Rhonda Jones from Empire on FOX
  • National anthem: Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee Melba Moore
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Aug. 12, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Cubs Fedora, up to the first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • First pitch: Chicagoland-native actor Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Aug. 13, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Youth Sun Safety Shirt presented by Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation (PSPF), Advocate Children’s Hospital and Mott 50, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Notre Dame men’s basketball coach and college basketball analyst Digger Phelps
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Aug. 14, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:08 p.m.

  • Promotion: Clark Hat presented by Velveeta, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Northwestern men’s basketball coach Chris Collins
  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Broadcast: ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers (first game of doubleheader), 12:20 p.m.

  • National anthem: Andrew Jackson Language Academy
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers (second game of doubleheader) 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Joe Maddon “Manager of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Benjamin Moore, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Rock band Chevelle
  • National anthem: Scott Kemper
  • Broadcast: WPWR, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 17, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Beach Tote Bag presented by Las Vegas, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: NASA astronaut Steve Bowen
  • National anthem: Hannah Huston, competitor on The Voice
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, Aug. 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Floppy Hat presented by RumChata, up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer, with Navy Seals jump landing at Wrigley Field
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Navy Seals Jump Team
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Cubs Eighth Homestand Events and Promotions: 7/27/16-8/3/16

The Chicago Cubs kick off the next homestand at Wrigley Field by hosting the second half of the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago White Sox. The city rivals visit July 27-28, followed by an Interleague matchup with the Seattle Mariners July 29-31 and a series with the Miami Marlins Aug. 1-3.

In an effort to recognize police and civic leaders who serve Chicago’s communities, the Cubs have partnered with the Chicago Police Department and Chicago White Sox to support the CHI-RISE initiative at both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. Both teams donated custom CHI-RISE shirts with Cubs and White Sox logos to promote unity and collaboration in making our city safe. Chicago Police officers are distributing the shirts pregame in the communities near each ballpark during the Crosstown Cup series.

The Cubs have partnered with The Field Museum in Chicago to host traveling replicas of their Terracotta Warriors exhibit on the Right Field Porch of the Budweiser Bleachers July 27-29. The replica statues have appeared throughout the City of Chicago this month to promote the China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors exhibit on display at the Field Museum through Jan. 8.

As fans visit Wrigley Field this homestand, they will be able to purchase official Cubs merchandise at a new temporary retail location just north of the Wrigley Field Ticket Office at the corner of Addison and Clark streets. The Cubs Store is scheduled to open by game time July 27, with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Cubs Store will open at 9 a.m. on game days and remain open for one hour following the last pitch of night games. Store hours are subject to change.

Ticket availability is limited for each game this homestand. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the conclusion of the Crosstown Cup series Thursday, July 28, will receive a Limited Edition T-shirt presented by Express.

Bud Fridays continue July 29, with up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older receiving a Bud Fridays Tank Top.

Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Misting Fan presented by Comcast SportsNet Saturday, July 30.

On Sunday, July 31, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger will receive a Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover presented by Bigelow Tea.

Up to the first 10,000 fans Monday, Aug. 1, will receive a Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Wintrust Community Banks.

The homestand concludes Wednesday, Aug. 3, with up to the first 10,000 fans receiving Cubs Graphic Socks presented by StubHub.

Guests and Entertainment
On Wednesday, July 27, University of Michigan Head Football Coach and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will lead the seventh-inning stretch.

Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas and FC Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will both throw ceremonial first pitches Thursday, July 28.

A member of the electric pop band, Major Lazer, will throw a first pitch Saturday, July 30.

National radio host, author and Chicago native Scott Simon will throw a first pitch Sunday, July 31.

Members of the 1960s American pop band, The Buckinghams, will sing the national anthem Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Valparaiso Men’s Basketball Coach and Chicago native Matt Lottich will throw a first pitch Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers, with two unique new additions this homestand. The Brooks Kieschnick is a spicy Thai chicken sausage with spicy mayonnaise and toasted coconut. The Gary Varsho is an alligator and pork sausage with Cajun remoulade and shredded Swiss cheese. Returning is the Champ Summers, with a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage, Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials, featuring a Cuban Sandwich with smoked pork, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, pickles and spicy mustard aioli on a toasted torta roll served with french fries. Fans also can select a Meatball Grinder with house-made meatballs, marinara, melted provolone cheese and grated parmesan cheese on a toasted garlic hoagie roll served with french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, July 29, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a Cubs Charities grantee that provides a continuum of care and network of services for people with developmental disabilities.

On Sunday, July 31, fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used baseball and softball equipment for an equipment drive benefiting Archer Manor Little League. The youth team will attend the game and interview with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight program pregame. Baseball Tomorrow Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to the team to help provide materials still needed after the equipment drive, including jerseys, catcher’s equipment, batting helmets, bats, bases, baseballs and softballs.

Prior to the game Monday, Aug. 1, the 2016 class of Cubs Scholars will be recognized on the field alongside their front office mentors. The team recently held a signing ceremony for the incoming 2016 Cubs Scholars class and celebrated the college selections of the 2015 graduate class. The Cubs Scholars Program offers quality scholarship and financial contributions for Chicago inner-city high school students, coupled with a program designed to promote academic achievement and encourage post-secondary educational advancement.

During Monday’s pregame ceremony, Legacy Partner Nuveen will present a $10,000 check to Cubs Charities in honor of catcher David Ross hitting his 100th career home run off the company’s new sign down the left-field line this season. Nuveen is offering another $10,000 for the next time a Cubs player hits the new fixture, which is a likely target, as it rests just inside the left-field foul pole behind the Budweiser Bleachers.

Homestand Recap, July 27-Aug. 3
Wednesday, July 27, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: University of Michigan Head Football Coach and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman
  • Broadcast: WGN, ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Thursday, July 28, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Limited Edition T-shirt presented by Express, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitches: Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas; FC Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm
  • National anthem: Josie Dunne
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, July 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Tank Top, up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • National anthem: Larry Kernagis
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, July 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Misting Fan presented by Comcast SportsNet, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Electric pop band Major Lazer
  • National anthem: Stolen Silver
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Sunday, July 31, Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:08 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Youth Batting Practice Pullover presented by Bigelow Tea, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger
  • Pregame: Baseball and softball equipment drive benefiting Archer Manor Little League
  • First pitch: National radio host, author and Chicago native Scott Simon
  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Broadcast: ESPN, 670 The Score, ESPN Radio, Cubs.com

Monday, Aug. 1, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Kris Bryant “Rookie of the Year” Award Bobblehead presented by Wintrust Community Banks, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • Pregame: Recognition of Cubs Scholars and mentors
  • Pregame: Nuveen check presentation to Cubs Charities
  • National anthem: Gayle Ritt
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 2, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Heart and Hustle Award presentation
  • National anthem: The Buckinghams
  • Broadcast: CSN+, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 3, Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Graphic Socks presented by StubHub, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Valparaiso Men’s Basketball Coach and Chicago native Matt Lottich
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Cubs Seventh Homestand Events and Promotions: 7/15/16-7/20/16

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The Chicago Cubs return home from an eventful All-Star break to host the Texas Rangers July 15-17 and the New York Mets July 18-20. The homestand includes a number of promotional giveaways, charitable opportunities and special events, plus unique food specials like the Chicago-Style Hot Dog Deep Dish Pizza from Giordano’s and Vienna Beef, or Sunday Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka complete with a food pairing from Hot Doug’s in the Budweiser Bleachers.

Once again this season, fans can learn more about their favorite players while supporting Cubs Charities as players’ wives and girlfriends auction off Cubs Players’ Favorite Things Baskets in the main concourse at Wrigley Field Saturday, July 16, and online at cubs.com/auction July 17-24. Baskets feature autographed memorabilia and hand-picked items, such as players’ favorite movies, restaurant gift cards, snacks, team gear and much more.

Manager Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye will give back as well as they host the second annual Respect 90 Main Event July 20 at the Wintrust Bank Building downtown. The charity boxing event gives fans an opportunity to sit ringside with Cubs players and enjoy cocktails, spirits tasting stations, dinner from Chicago’s iconic Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and a premium auction including unique sports memorabilia. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit youth boxing programs in Chicago’s underserved communities. Tickets are available at cubs.com/mainevent.

Cubs fans have an opportunity to hear directly from Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer while enjoying a delicious lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House during the second On Deck Luncheon presented by XFINITY, RSM and TimberTech Tuesday, July 19. Each On Deck Luncheon includes a live broadcast chat with featured Cubs guests, led by 670 The Score’s on-air personalities Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff. Tickets and more information are available at cubs.com/ondeck.

Once the homestand concludes, Wrigley Field will host the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, Saturday, July 23, at 3:05 p.m. The game features a collection of the country’s top high school prospects during a weekend of intense competition, instruction and national exposure. A Home Run Derby will take place before the game at 1:45 p.m., during which youth Cubs Baseball Summer Camps participants will have the opportunity to participate by catching baseballs in the outfield. Since the game’s inception in 2008, 71 Under Armour All-Americans have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft, including All-Star Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, who participated in the event in 2010. Fans can learn more about the game and secure complimentary tickets at baseballfactory.com/allamerica.

Ticket availability is limited for each game this homestand. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Bud Fridays continue July 15 as up to the first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher fans age 21-and-older receive a Bud Fridays Distressed Cubs Cap.

On Sunday, July 17, up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger will receive Cubs Family Decals presented by Gonnella Baking Co. Up to the first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases postgame, weather permitting.

On Monday, July 18, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive Cubs Ear Buds and Case presented by Starwood Preferred Guest.

On Tuesday, July 19, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive Cubs Pajama Bottoms presented by American Airlines.

The homestand concludes Wednesday, July 20, with up to the first 10,000 fans receiving a Jake Arrieta Cy Young Award Bobblehead presented by Pepsi.

Food Specials
Two of the city’s most iconic food brands, Giordano’s and Vienna Beef, have teamed up to create a specialty Chicago-Style Hot Dog Deep Dish Pizza this homestand to help celebrate National Hot Dog Month. The tasty creation features Vienna Beef hot dogs baked inside Giordano’s famous stuffed deep dish pizza, served with Giordano’s signature pizza sauce and yellow mustard. Toppings include a mixed relish of chopped tomatoes, onions, pickles and sport peppers. This limited-edition pizza is available only at Wrigley Field, sold July 15-20 at the concession stand near aisle 122 in the main concourse.

Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers, including a Sunday Brunch at the Ballpark offering. The Jim Bullinger is a Vienna jalapeño-cheddar beef sausage topped with jalapeño mustard, pico de gallo and shredded pepper-jack cheese. The Bill Bonham is an atomic pork sausage topped with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese. The Les Lancaster is a beef and pork Thuringer sausage topped with Goose Island beer mustard, caramelized onions and shredded cheddar cheese.

On Sunday, July 17, Budweiser Bleacher guests can once again enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka, complete with a food pairing from Hot Doug’s. The Joe Borowski is a bacon sausage topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon, available at Platform 14. Fans also can order a Tito’s Bloody Mary made with America’s original craft vodka at the concession stands in the Right Field Porch.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well, featuring a BBQ Brisket Sandwich with 18-hour smoked pulled beef brisket, BBQ sauce and crispy onions on a toasted onion roll with a side of coleslaw and french fries. Also available is the Gilbert’s Chicken Caprese Sausage featuring a chicken sausage topped with diced tomatoes, chopped basil, mozzarella pearls and balsamic glaze, served on a sausage roll with a side of french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
Manager Joe Maddon continues his support of Chicago nonprofit organizations through his Respect Community charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his postgame press conference. On Friday, July 15, Maddon will represent Crushers Club, which arms young people with the support and skills needed to restore their lives and improve their neighborhood. A portion of the proceeds from Maddon’s Respect 90 Main Event July 20 will benefit Crushers Club’s youth boxing program in Englewood.

Cubs wives and girlfriends will once again create and auction off Chicago Cubs Players’ Favorite Things Baskets. Each basket will contain one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia and hand-picked items, such as players’ favorite movies, restaurant gift cards, snacks, team gear and much more. The auction will launch online July 17-24 and also will be available inside the concourse at Wrigley Field Saturday, July 16. Net proceeds benefit Cubs Charities. For more information or to place a bid online, visit http://www.cubs.com/auction.

Before the game Tuesday, July 19, Cubs leadership and front office associates, including Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, will host a signing ceremony for the incoming 2016 Cubs Scholars class and celebrate the college selections of the 2015 graduates in Wrigley Field’s Audi Club. In addition to Cubs College Prep, Cubs Charities will sponsor each of the five Cubs Scholars in a five-year college preparation and persistence program offered by Chicago Scholars, an established mentoring program serving inner-city students.

Following the game Wednesday, July 20, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye will host the second annual Respect 90 Main Event at Wintrust Bank Building downtown. The charity boxing event will feature several local youth boxers at various skill levels as well as a special main event bout. Guests will be able to sit ringside with Cubs players and enjoy cocktails, spirits tasting stations, dinner from Chicago’s iconic Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and a premium auction including unique sports memorabilia. A limited number of general admission tickets are available at cubs.com/mainevent. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit youth boxing programs in Chicago’s underserved communities.

Homestand Recap, July 15-20
Friday, July 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Distressed Cubs Cap, up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, July 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Cubs Charities: Players’ Favorite Things Baskets
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, July 17, Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Family Decals presented by Gonnella Baking Co., up to the first 5,000 kids 13-and-younger
  • Food Special: Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka in the Budweiser Bleachers
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, TBS, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, first 1,000 kids 13-and-under

Monday, July 18, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 6:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Ear Buds with Case presented by Starwood Preferred Guest, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Professional skateboarder and Chicago native Chaz Ortiz
  • Broadcast: WPWR, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, July 19, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 6:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: On Deck Luncheon Series with 670 The Score at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
  • Promotion: Cubs Pajama Bottoms presented by American Airlines, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Actor, producer and Chicago native William Petersen
  • Broadcast: CSN, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, July 20, Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Jake Arrieta Cy Young Award Bobblehead presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: Former Chicago Bulls center Brad Miller
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Main Event

Saturday, July 23, Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, 3:05 p.m.

Celebrate 100 Years of the Cubs at Wrigley Field

100ScorecardCommemorative scorecard honoring 100 years of Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field.

On Wednesday, the Cubs will celebrate a Century of the Cubs at Wrigley Field (which originally hosted the Federal League’s Chi-Feds and Whales from 1914-15) and both the Cubs and visiting Reds will wear 1916 throwback uniforms for the game. The two teams matched up April 20, 1916, in the Cubs first game at the ballpark, then named Weeghman Park. Up to the first 30,000 fans will receive a 1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey. Cubs Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams will lead the seventh-inning stretch. The game’s scorecard, in-game video board graphics and entertainment will highlight the team’s 100 years of history at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have worn a commemorative patch featuring a version of the team’s 1916 logo on home uniforms throughout the season, and the logo has been featured on base jewels and as a stamp on baseballs used during 2016 home games. Bases used July 6 will be adorned with custom base jewels featuring the Cubs’ and Reds’ 1916 logos.

Cubs Sixth Homestand Events and Promotions: 7/4/16-7/7/16

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The Chicago Cubs will kick off their next homestand while celebrating Independence Day as the Reds visit July 4-6 and the Braves return July 7 for a makeup of the April 30 postponement due to inclement weather. Both the Cubs and Reds will wear Stars and Stripes uniforms July 4 to celebrate the patriotic holiday.

The team will celebrate a Century of the Cubs at Wrigley Field (which originally hosted the Federal League’s Chi-Feds and Whales from 1914-15) Wednesday, July 6, and both the Cubs and visiting Reds will wear 1916 throwback uniforms for the game. The two teams matched up April 20, 1916, in the Cubs’ first game at the ballpark, then named Weeghman Park. Up to the first 30,000 fans will receive a 1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey presented by Ideal Industries Inc., which is celebrating its 100th anniversary as well. Cubs Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams will lead the seventh-inning stretch. The game’s scorecard, in-game video board graphics and entertainment will highlight the team’s 100 years of history at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have worn a commemorative patch featuring a version of the team’s 1916 logo on home uniforms throughout the season, and the logo has been featured on base jewels and as a stamp on baseballs used during 2016 home games. Bases used July 6 will be adorned with custom base jewels featuring the Cubs’ and Reds’ 1916 logos. Game-used jerseys, hats and helmets will be authenticated, collected and auctioned by Cubs Authentics at cubs.com/authentics, while bases and baseballs will be available for preorder or purchase at the Cubs Authentics kiosk during the game. Net proceeds benefit Cubs Charities. Fans can purchase licensed merchandise and collectibles with the celebratory logo at team stores throughout this season.

Each game this homestand features a promotional giveaway for fans. Ticket availability is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans celebrating the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field will receive a Cubs Camo Apron presented by Magellan Corporation.

The following day, July 5, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive an Anthony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead presented by Reynolds Wrap.

Ideal Industries Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary along with a Century of Cubs at Wrigley Field by presenting a 1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey for up to the first 30,000 fans Wednesday, July 6.

On Thursday, July 7, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive the Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion that was originally scheduled for April 30.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s will continue its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Turk Wendell is a gyro sausage topped with tzatziki, feta cheese and chopped tomatoes. The Rick Wrona features a smoked Hungarian sausage topped with smoked paprika mustard and smoked Gouda cheese. The Carmen Fanzone is a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with spicy brown mustard and caramelized onions.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner features a rotating selection of homestand specials. This homestand, fans can order a Footlong Chili Cheese Dog, which is a footlong Vienna Beef hot dog served with traditional Cincinnati chili, diced onions, cheddar cheese and yellow mustard with a side of french fries. The Grilled High Plains Bison Burger is available as well, topped with bacon, cheddar and American cheese, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions and Louis dressing on a sesame bun with a side of french fries.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
Following the game Wednesday, July 6, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farah will be joined by teammates and coaches for a night of live country music, carnival games, great food and more at the NVRQT Goes Country fundraiser at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. Net proceeds from the sold-out event will benefit Lester’s NVRQT campaign, run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), which helps raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research. Fans can learn more about the event at cubs.com/nvrqt.

Following the homestand on Sunday, July 10, the Wood Family Foundation will join Cubs Charities to host the second annual Kerry Wood and Friends Battle of the Bats Charity Home Run Derby at Wrigley Field. This date is a make-up from the original May 25 event, which was postponed due to inclement weather. Kerry Wood and other Cubs alumni will coach participants to swing for the fences while competing for the ultimate title of Home Run Derby Champion. Individuals will fundraise a minimum of $3,500, which will benefit underserved youth in Chicago through Cubs Charities and the Wood Family Foundation. For more information or to participate, visit cubs.com/derby.

Homestand Recap, July 4-7
Monday, July 4, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Camo Apron presented by Magellan Corporation, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • Pregame: Large flag display and Military Take the Field
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Comedian, actor and Chicago native Jeff Garlin
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, July 5, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Anthony Rizzo “Tarp Catch” Bobblehead presented by Reynolds Wrap, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and National Anthem: Actor Ryan Bondy from the Broadway hit Book of Mormon
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, July 6, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

  • Century of Cubs at Wrigley Field Celebration
  • Promotion: 1916 Chicago Cubs Replica Throwback Jersey presented by Ideal Industries, Inc., up to the first 30,000 fans
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Cubs Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, July 7, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • National anthem: Indie-pop band AJR
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs third baseman Bill Madlock
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

About the Century of Cubs at Wrigley Field Celebration
The Chicago Cubs franchise–originally chartered as the Chicago White Stockings, then called the Colts and Orphans before officially adopting the Cubs moniker in 1907–played in five different ballparks between 1876 and 1915 before moving in 1916 to the team’s current home at the corner of Clark and Addison streets. Originally named Weeghman Park after Chicago Federals owner Charles Weeghman, the ballpark was first home to the Chi-Feds (later the Chicago Whales) of the Federal League. The park hosted its first game April 23, 1914, with the Chi-Feds defeating the Kansas City Packers 9-1, and hosted the Federal League-champion Chicago Whales in 1915. After the Federal League folded in December of 1915, Weeghman assembled a group of 10 investors, including William Wrigley Jr., to purchase the Chicago Cubs and move them to Weeghman Park for the 1916 season. The Cubs played their first home game at Weeghman Park vs. the Cincinnati Reds April 20, 1916, emerging victorious by a 7-6 score in 11 innings. By 1919, Wrigley Jr. gained controlling interest in the club, and the park was renamed Cubs Park, eventually becoming Wrigley Field after the 1926 season. The team celebrated 100 Years of Wrigley Field with a yearlong campaign during the 2014 season.