Singing “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” is one of the biggest traditions at Wrigley Field. For the biggest game played there in years, they went to a legend to sing the seventh inning stretch.
Instead of bringing up a celebrity, the Cubs played a video of Ernie Banks singing from a previous game to an ecstatic crowd.
The Cubs had been quiet on what they would do not only for the stretch, but also for the ceremonial first pitch.
In both instances, the chose to honor the recently departed Mr. Cub. Ryne Sandberg threw out the first pitch, but he did so while wearing a No. 14 Banks jersey.
Ryne Sandberg gives a nod to Ernie Banks during Cubs first pitchThe Cubs started their half of the inning with a three-run, 4-7 lead over the Cardinals.