LOOK: Cubs pay tribute to Gale Sayers at Wrigley Field
|Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 8:24 PM- -|
CHICAGO — Legendary Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday, and the Chicago Cubs paid tribute to the Hall of Famer. Even with the Cubs playing on the road on Wednesday, the franchise posted a message honoring Sayers on the Wrigley Field marquee.
In addition, the Cubs' social media team tweeted photos of Sayers' experiences at the Friendly Confines over the years, including the left-hander throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Sayers played his entire NFL career, which spanned from 1965-71, with the Bears, and all but the 1971 season saw the Bears play their home games at Wrigley Field during that time.
Check out the marquee tribute and throwback photos of Sayers below:
The Cubs are saddened by the loss of Bears Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 23, 2020
We join the Chicago sports community and football world in mourning the passing of a legend who made a home at Wrigley Field. pic.twitter.com/z34a73fHNz