Billy Williams to toss ceremonial 1st pitch for Cubs tonight

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FLUSHING: Billy Williams of the Chicago Cubs poses before a game at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. Billy Williams played for the Chicago Cubs from 1959-74. (Photo by Louis Reqeuna/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Hall of Famer Billy Williams gets the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs play host to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday night.

The Cubs announced who will be handling the ceremonials duties during Game 1 at Wrigley Field, and the club is honor its past — and Chicago’s.

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka will make the “Play ball!” call. Ex-Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster will be handling the “singing” of the seventh-inning stretch.

First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m.


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