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First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 8/30-9/8

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The Cubs will celebrate Chicago Blackhawks Day on Monday, Sept. 2 at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Stephen Green)

On Friday afternoon, the Cubs welcome Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg back to Wrigley Field, as they kick off a nine-game homestand against the Phillies, Marlins and Brewers. It’s also your chance to see Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. If you’re headed out to the Friendly Confines from Aug. 30-Sept. 8, here’s your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineup:

Friday – 8/30
First Pitch and Stretch: Jon Lovitz, actor and comedian

Saturday – 8/31
Stretch: Gary Matthews, former Cubs player, “Sarge”

Sunday – 9/1
Stretch: Chicago Sky players Swin Cash, Sylvia Fowles and Courtney Vandersloot

Monday – 9/2
First Pitch: Andre Dawson, Cubs Hall of Famer
Stretch: Chicago Blackhawks TBD
Special Event: Chicago Blackhawks Day at Wrigley Field

Tuesday – 9/3
Stretch: Big Ten Network football analysts Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith
Special Event: Salute to Big Ten Night

Wednesday – 9/4
Stretch: Andre Dawson, Cubs Hall of Famer

Friday – 9/6
Stretch: Scott Eyre, former Cubs pitcher

Saturday – 9/7
TBD

Sunday – 9/8
Stretch: Lee Smith, former Cubs closer

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 8/12-8/22

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ESPN basketball analyst Digger Phelps will be conducting the stretch on Saturday, Aug. 18. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Starting Monday, the Cubs are back at Wrigley Field for a 10-game homestand with the Reds, Cardinals and Nationals. If you’re headed out to the Friendly Confines from Aug. 12-22, here are your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineups:

Monday – 8/12
First Pitch: Aimee Garcia, actress, Dexter
Stretch: William Petersen, Chicago native and actor

Tuesday – 8/13
First Pitch: Colin Cowherd, ESPN
Stretch: Mike and Mike, ESPN

Wednesday – 8/14
First Pitch: Marquis Teague, Chicago Bulls
Stretch: Tom Skilling, WGN weatherman

Friday – 8/16
First Pitch: Lee Brice, country musician
Stretch: TBD

Saturday – 8/17
First Pitch: Umphrey’s McGee, Chicago band
Stretch: Digger Phelps, former Notre Dame basketball coach and current ESPN analyst

Sunday – 8/18
Stretch: Fergie Jenkins, Cubs Hall of Famer

Monday – 8/19
Stretch: Richard Lariviere, Field Museum president

Tuesday – 8/20
First Pitch: Steve Byrne, Chicago native and comedian, Sullivan & Sons
Stretch: TBD

Wednesday – 8/21
First Pitch: Social Media Night winner
Stretch: Darren Rovell, ESPN
Special Event: Social Media Night, broadcast from the Budweiser Patio

Thursday – 8/22
First Pitch and Stretch: Plain White T’s, Chicago band

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 7/29-8/4

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Actor Jim Belushi will be conducting the stretch on Thursday, Aug. 1, and his daughter will sing the anthem. (Photo by Stephen Green)

After the All-Star break and a West Coast road trip, the Cubs are finally back home for an eight-game homestand versus the Brewers and Dodgers from July 29-Aug. 4. If you’re headed out to Wrigley Field, here are your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineups:

Monday – 7/29
Pitch and Stretch: Bill Kurtis, Journalist
*Don Kessinger will be on field pregame

Tuesday – 7/30 (Day)
Pitch and Stretch: Rich Nye, Former Cub

Tuesday – 7/30 (Night)
Pitch: Danni Allen, The Biggest Loser winner and Chicago native
Stretch: CM Punk, WWE superstar
Special Event Night: Lucha Libre mask (Bleachers only)

Wednesday – 7/31
Stretch: Members of the Chicago Fire TV show (Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso and David Eigenberg)
Special Event: Firefighter Appreciation Night

Thursday – 8/1
Pitch: Imagine Dragons, Indie band
Anthem: Jami Belushi, Jim’s daughter
Stretch: Jim Belushi, Actor and Chicago native

Friday – 8/2
Stretch: Michael Shannon, Actor (Man of Steel)

Saturday – 8/3
Pitch: Ben Bridwell, Indie rock band Band of Horses
Stretch: TBD

Sunday – 8/4
Stretch: Jody Davis, Former Cub

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 7/5-7/14

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Coach Joel Quenneville of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will be throwing out the first pitch and singing the seventh-inning stretch on Saturday, July 6—and he’ll be bringing the Cup with him. (Photo by Stephen Green)

After a long West Coast road trip, the Cubs finally head back to the Friendly Confines Friday for a nine-game homestand with the Pirates, Angels and Cardinals. If you’re headed out to Wrigley Field, of if you just want a chance to see the Stanley Cup in person, here are your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineups:

Friday — 7/5
Bryan Bickell, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Bollig (Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks)

Saturday — 7/6
First Pitch: Coach Joel Quenneville and the Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks)
Stretch: Jim Cornelison (singer at Chicago Blackhawks games)

Sunday — 7/7
John Groce (University of Illinois head basketball coach)

Tuesday — 7/9
First Pitch: Neil Flynn (actor, Scrubs and The Middle)
Stretch: Cast of the Goodman Theatre’s The Jungle Book

Wednesday — 7/10
Jeff Garlin (actor, producer, comedian)

Thursday — 7/11
First Pitch: Jeff Larentowicz (Chicago Fire) and Bo Pelini (University of Nebraska head football coach)
Stretch: Jeff Larentowicz, Mike Magee and Gonzalo Segares (Chicago Fire)

Friday — 7/12
Jerrod Niemann (Country music artist)
Promo Item: Cubs cowboy hat

Saturday — 7/13
Dutchie Caray (Harry Caray’s wife)
Promo Item: Harry Caray statue

Sunday — 7/14
Gary Fencik (former Chicago Bears player)

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 6/21-6/23

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Actor Joe Mantegna will be throwing out the first pitch and singing the seventh-inning stretch on Sunday, June 23. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs are at home this weekend for a quick three-game set with the former division rival Houston Astros. If you’re headed out to Wrigley Field, here are your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineups:

Friday — 6/21
Joel Murray (Actor and emcee for the 2nd Annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert at the Metro)

Saturday — 6/22
Christian Madsen, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Amy Newbold (Cast members from Divergent, an upcoming film release currently shooting in Chicago)

Sunday — 6/23
Joe Mantegna (Actor, Chicago native)

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 5/29-6/2

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs kick off a five-game homestand Wednesday, with the White Sox and Diamondbacks coming to town. If you’re headed to Wrigley Field over the next week, here’s your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineup:

Wednesday – 5/29
Denis Savard (former Chicago Blackhawks star)

Thursday – 5/30
Billy Williams (Cubs Hall of Famer)

Friday – 5/31
Bryce Drew (Valparaiso basketball head coach, former Bulls player)

Saturday – 6/1
Bob Brenly (former Cubs broadcaster)

Sunday – 6/2
Ryan O’Reilly (Bricks and Ivy auction winner)

First Pitch/Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup: 4/29-5/8

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Comedian Julia Sweeney sang the seventh-inning stretch during a game earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs kick off a nine-game homestand Monday, as the Padres, Reds and Cardinals come to town. If you’re headed to Wrigley Field over the next week, here’s your first pitch and seventh-inning stretch lineup:

Monday – 4/29
First Pitch & Stretch: John Egan, Rich Rochelle & Chuck Wood from the 1963 Loyola Men’s Basketball championship team (celebrating their 50th anniversary)

Tuesday – 4/30
First Pitch & Stretch: Corey Wootton (Chicago Bears)

Wednesday – 5/1
First Pitch & Stretch: Jeff Mauro (“The Sandwich King”/ Chicago Food Network star)

Thursday – 5/2
First Pitch: Emmylou Harris (12-time Grammy winner)
Stretch: Steve Trout (Cubs alumni)

Friday – 5/3
First Pitch: Shea McClellin (Chicago Bears)
Stretch: TBD

Saturday – 5/4
First Pitch & Stretch: TBD

Sunday – 5/5
First Pitch & Stretch: Gary Sinise (Actor/Musician)

Monday – 5/6
First Pitch: Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
Stretch: TBD

Tuesday – 5/7
First Pitch & Stretch: Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent)

Wednesday – 5/8 “Pink Out”
First Pitch: Breast cancer survivor
National Anthem: Sing to Live Chorus (40 members affected by breast cancer)
Stretch: Breast cancer survivors

Now Playing: Cubs Social Media Night 2

Last night, the Cubs helped fans pass the three-and-a-half-hour rain delay in style at their second Social Media Night event of the season. Though the game didn’t get started until 10:42 p.m., Social Media Night kicked off at about 5 p.m. in the Captain Morgan Club. Each attendee received a Social Media Night T-shirt with a design that was selected by the fans. Comcast SportsNet also broadcast their Chicago Tribune Live show from the Captain Morgan Club, and many prizes were handed out, including signed copies of Vine Line, Cubs Authentics products and a ticket upgrade. One lucky fan even got to throw out the first pitch at last night’s long-delayed game.

Seventh-Inning Stretch Lineup, 9/14-9/23

The Cubs kick off their second-to-last homestand of the season on Friday, as the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals come to town. If you’re headed to Wrigley Field over the next week, here’s your seventh-inning stretch lineup:

Friday 9/14: Jonathon Brandmeier, WGN Radio morning drive host
First Pitch: Christina Loukas, USA Olympic diver
Saturday 9/15: Keith Moreland, former Cub and current Cubs radio broadcaster
First Pitch: Carlos Leon, paralympian, track and field
Sunday 9/16: TBD
First Pitch: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Monday 9/17: Israel Idonije, Chicago Bears Defensive Lineman
Tuesday 9/18: Firefighter Appreciation Night
Members of Fire Department Engine 78, located across the street from Wrigley Field, will lead the seventh-inning stretch
-Actor Taylor Kinney from the new NBC show Chicago Fire will throw out the ceremonial first pitch
-Actor Jesse Spencer from Chicago Fire will play the national anthem on violin, joined by real-life Chicago firefighter Art Guzman on guitar
-Multiple cast members from Chicago Fire will be joined by multiple firefighters on the field for a pregame recognition and photo
Wednesday 9/19: Donnell Woolford, former Chicago Bears cornerback
Thursday 9/20: Michael Madsen, actor and Chicago native
Friday 9/21: TBD
Saturday 9/22: George Lopez, actor and comedian
Sunday 9/23: Kerry Wood Day
Kerry and Sarah Wood will lead the seventh-inning stretch along with their three kids, Justin, Katie and Charlie
Kerry’s son, Justin, will throw the ceremonial first pitch and Kerry will catch it

While you’re at the park, remember to pick up the latest issue of Vine Line and the collectible Vine Line Gameday Edition and scorecard.

Stretching Out with John Grisham

Earlier this season, Vine Line got an opportunity to chat with best-selling author and baseball enthusiast John Grisham as he threw out the first pitch and sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in his first-ever trip to Wrigley Field. Grisham describes the beloved stadium through his eyes, his love for the game and coping with first-pitch nerves. To read the full story, check out the June edition of Vine Line.

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