First Look: Cubs final homestand of 2019


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David Banks - USA Today Sports
David Banks - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates September 13-15, Cincinnati Reds September 16-18 and St. Louis Cardinals September 19-22 at Wrigley Field for the final homestand of the 2019 season.

The Cubs will honor longtime broadcasting partner WGN-TV Saturday, September 21, during the final Cubs home game broadcast on WGN-TV. Before the game, to commemorate the 72-season partnership, the Cubs will present WGN-TV with a Wrigley Field scoreboard tile with the number nine on one side and the lyrics to “Go Cubs Go” etched on the other. Additionally, a group of the longest-tenured members of the WGN-TV broadcast crew will gather on the field for the first pitch and WGN-TV station members will lead the crowd in singing the seventh-inning stretch.

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Cubs are hosting a series of events this homestand. Fans who purchase a ticket through the September 15 Special Ticket Offer will receive a "Los Cubs" cap. Fans attending the September 15 game also can enjoy two traditional Hispanic dishes in the ballpark: Birria Sopes, served with goat birria, refried beans, queso fresco, cilantro, onions, radish, pickled Fresno peppers and lime wedges, will be available at the Sheffield Corner and Elotes, a whole corn on the cob grilled, dunked in butter and topped with lime crema, Tajín and Wrigley queso mix, will be available at the Marquee Grill. Additionally, Cubs players and coaches will wear “Ponle Acento” T-shirts during batting practice. The Cubs continue the celebration of Hispanic heritage Wednesday, September 18, with Roberto Clemente Day. Before the game, the Cubs will host a reception for leaders in Chicago’s Hispanic community as well as honor New Life Centers of Chicagoland’s Director of Urban Life Skills Program Jorge Roque for his dedication to the community. The Cubs also will recognize Cubs pitcher Jon Lester as the team’s 2019 Roberto Clemente Award nominee for his charitable work through his NVRQT (Never Quit) campaign, which raises money for pediatric cancer research and care.

Cubs Charities will join Major League Baseball to raise awareness for childhood cancer Friday, September 13, by going "gold" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field. Fans can join the fight by purchasing tickets to the Cubs-Pirates game at www.cubs.com/everybodyingold and receive an #EverybodyInGOLD batting practice shirt. A portion of the net proceeds from the Childhood Cancer Awareness ticket offer will be donated to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign and Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation. Net proceeds from that game’s Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle also will be split among the charities serving children battling cancer. Fans can purchase Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle tickets inside the ballpark or online at www.cubs.com/raffle starting at 11 a.m. CDT. During the game, Cubs players and coaches will wear gold ribbon decals, wristbands and #EverybodyInGOLD batting practice shirts, as well as participate in a special pregame activities alongside patients and their families. On Wednesday, September 18, in collaboration with MLB and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Cubs and Clark the Cub will deliver baseball-themed Starlight gowns to Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge – Infusion Center.

In association with the 22nd Annual Chicago Football Classic featuring Hampton University and Howard University, the Cubs are hosting HBCU Day at Wrigley Field Friday, September 13. Fans who purchase tickets through the Special Ticket Offer will receive an HBCU Day T-shirt. Attendees also will be able to enjoy live performances by the Hampton University and Howard University bands before the game at Gallagher Way. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/specialticketoffers.

On Sunday, September 22, the Cubs will host Fan Appreciation Day. To celebrate, the Cubs will forego a traditional ceremonial first pitch and instead Cubs players and associates will toss baseballs to fans before the game. As in years past, the seventh-inning stretch will be led by the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Cubs and Levy continue to bring locally sourced, chef-driven menu items to Wrigley Field, including pork tenders, beer can chicken sandwich, short rib disco fries, Wrigley house chips and more. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's returns with its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are JJ’s Hawa Kaala, a spicy Vienna Beef Polish sausage with honey mustard, sauerkraut and smoked Gouda cheese; the Steve Ontiveros, a smoked Italian sausage with marinara, sautéed peppers and mozzarella; and the Shawn Boskie, a jalapeño-jack pork sausage with spicy salsa, chopped onions and pepper jack cheese.

Homestand Details September 13-22:

Friday, September 13, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 3:05 p.m.

Promotion: Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults, age 21 and older

Special Ticket Offer: 2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Special Ticket Offer: HBCU Day

Special Ticket Offer: Senior Days presented by Humana

First pitch: Chuck Anderson, artist from the Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser

First pitch: Actress Wendy Davis

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Postgame: As a part of his Respect Community T-shirt initiative, Joe Maddon will wear an #EverybodyInGOLD T-shirt for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field

Saturday, September 14, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:20 p.m.

Pregame: Cubs Charities Diamond Project ribbon-cutting ceremony and Cubs Jr. All-Stars clinic at Mayfair Park

Promotion: Cubs Stick-On Phone Wallet presented by Mastercard, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, September 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:20 p.m.

Promotion: Pedro Strop ''Karaoke Night'' Bobblehead presented by Jewel-Osco, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

Special Ticket Offer: Hispanic Heritage Appreciation

First pitch: U.S. Congressman from the Fourth Congressional District of Illinois Jesús G. “Chuy” García

7th inning stretch: Actor and Chicago native Nick Offerman

Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

Monday, September 16, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

Pregame: #CubsSocial Media Night

Special Ticket Offer: Northern Illinois University

First pitch: Northern Illinois University football head coach Thomas Hammock

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, September 17, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

Special Ticket Offer: DePaul University

First pitch: Maestro Riccardo Muti, who opens his 10th season as the Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra September 19 at Symphony Center

First pitch: DePaul University men’s and women’s basketball head coaches Dave Leitao and Doug Bruno

Broadcast: WCIU, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, September 18, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

Pregame: Roberto Clemente Day honoring Jon Lester and community leader Jorge Roque

Special Ticket Offer: Loyola University Chicago

First pitch & 7th inning stretch: Loyola University men’s basketball head coach Porter Moser

Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Thursday, September 19, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6:15 p.m.

Special Ticket Offer: Cancer Awareness

7th inning stretch: Actor, stand-up comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen

Broadcast: FOX, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

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

Promotion: Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults, age 21 and older

Pregame: Cubs will recognize the team’s Minor League pitcher and player of the year

First pitch: Brandon Breaux, artist from the Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser

First pitch & 7th inning stretch: Chicago Blackhawks television play-by-play announcer Pat Foley

Broadcast: ABC7, Facebook Live presented by Gallagher, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Postgame: As a part of his Respect Community T-shirt initiative, Joe Maddon will represent Erie Neighborhood House a community service agency in Chicago that promotes a just and inclusive society

Saturday, September 21, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

Pregame: Tribute to WGN-TV

First pitch: President and CEO of Shedd Aquarium Bridget C. Coughlin

First pitch & 7th inning stretch: WGN-TV station/crew members

Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Sunday, September 22, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:20 p.m.

Pregame: Cubs players and associates will toss signed baseballs to fans in the crowd for Fan Appreciation Day

7th inning stretch: Wrigley Field Grounds Crew

Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, TBS, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

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