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Opening Day Countdown: No. 1 Jose Cardenal

Opening Day is just one day away. As Cubs fans prepare for pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the rest of the squad to kick off the regular season, we here at Vine Line are counting down the days in a unique way. For every day remaining until the season starts—today’s number is one—we’ll commemorate some of the best players to wear that number for the Cubs.


Jose Cardenal (and his incredible hairstyle) wore the No. 1 from 1972-77 with the Cubs. A fan favorite, the outfielder hit .296/.363/.424 (AVG/OBP/SLG) and stole 129 bases in his six seasons on the North Side. Two of his finest years came in 1972 and 1973, when he received MVP votes.

After his 18-year playing career with nine different teams, Cardenal moved into coaching. He was the first base coach on the Yankees World Championship teams in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

Other notables to wear the No. 1 include:

Charlie Grimm, Larry Bowa and Kosuke Fukudome.

August 2011 Vine Line sneak peek

August 2011 Vine Line cover

Featuring the Cubs’ veteran left fielder, the August issue of Vine Line remembers Fergie Jenkins’ Cy Young season and  gives an insider’s look to the Yankees series at Wrigley.

  • Play it Forward: Alfonso Soriano has taken Cubs prospects under his wing.
  • Total Domination: Ferguson Jenkins‘ Cy Young season still impresses 40 years later.
  • The Profile: Chris Carpenter.
  • Glory Days: 9 innings with Jose Cardenal.
  • Stretching Out with Joel McHale.
  • Farm Report: No rest for the minor league All-Stars.
  • Minor league notebooks and more.

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Coming up: Seventh-inning stretch singers for Rockies/Giants series

Chris Chelios and Eddie Vedder hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2008. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning conductors for this week:

  • Monday, June 27. Alexandria Mills / Miss World
  • Tuesday, June 28. Chris Chelios / Former NHL defenseman
  • Wednesday, June 28. Kelsey Grammer / Actor
  • Thursday, June 29. Eddie Vedder and Jose Cardenal / Musician and former Cubs outfielder

While you’re at the ballpark this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a Vine Line Game Day Edition, the Wrigley Field program and scorecard that’s just $2.