Joe Maddon thanked the unknown individual responsible for having the basket at the top of the Wrigley Field outfield wall installed.
Joe Maddon thanked the unknown individual responsible for having the basket at the top of the Wrigley Field outfield wall installed.

WATCH: Joe Maddon thanks person who decided to put basket at top of Wrigley Field wall


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — The nameless person who decided to have a basket installed at the top of the wall in the Wrigley Field outfield is no longer thankless, as Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thanked whomever that individual may be on Tuesday night. The Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in 10 innings, with a walkoff home run that landed in the basket handing the North Siders the win.

Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber skied a towering shot that carried just out of the park, as it descended into the basket beyond left-center field for a 359-foot dinger. Asking the reporters at this postgame press conference to thank whomever "thought of that basket," Maddon was appreciative that the fixture was in place to provide Schwarber with his first career walkoff blast.

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