WATCH: Cubs celebrate Lee Smith's Hall of Fame induction
|Sunday, September 1, 2019, 3:52 PM- -|
CHICAGO — An on-field ceremony was held at Wrigley Field on Sunday, as the Chicago Cubs honored all-time great Cubs closer Lee Smith for his recent induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Prior to Sunday's matchup between the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers, Smith spoke to the fans and was honored for his great career as part of "Lee Smith Day" at the Friendly Confines.
Several of Smith's former Cubs teammates and mentors were on hand, including Cubs legends Ferguson "Fergie" Jenkins, Rick Sutcliffe and Billy Williams, and speeches were given by some of them prior to Smith stepping up to the podium and giving his speech. A video tribute to Smith was played on the video board at Wrigley Field, and Smith capped off the special occasion by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
A legendary first pitch. pic.twitter.com/3nEIpv4NYj— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 1, 2019
Update: During the seventh-inning stretch of the Brewers-Cubs game, Smith and his family sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" from the broadcast booth.
A Hall-of-Fame stretch. ?? pic.twitter.com/DHxiujMDsz— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 1, 2019