#Cubs homestand details: hats, vets and ’90s salute at Wrigley
After a three-game series on the South Side, the Cubs return to Wrigley Field Tuesday night for a seven-game homestand, beginning with a two-game series against the Tigers. The Cubs will play the Braves Thursday through Sunday, and have a makeup game Monday against the Indians.
On Wednesday, the National WW II Museum will commemorate the 1945 World Series match up between the Cubs and Tigers, which was the year World War II came to an end. Both teams will sport 1945 throwback jerseys for the game. “The Victory Belles,” an a cappella group from the museum, will sing the national anthem plus there will be a flyover. World War II veteran Richard Duchossois will throw a ceremonial first pitch and a group of World War II veterans will be honored on the field for a fourth inning military recognition.
On Friday, it’s Budweiser Bleacher Friday with ’90s Day and each bleacher guest 21-and-older will receive a ‘90s re-issue Cubs hat in neon pink or yellow. Guests will hear many of their favorite songs from the decade, including Cubs player selections as their walk-up music. Budweiser Bleacher guests can play some of their favorite ‘90s arcade games behind the bleachers and may even enjoy a treat from the past with some popular ‘90s candies distributed on-site.
Fans 21-and-older can enter the #BudFridays social media contest by sharing their best ‘90s-themed photos on Twitter and Instagram using the #BudFridays hashtag. One winner will be selected to receive four tickets to the final Budweiser Bleacher Friday event Sept. 18. Official rules, prize value and details are available at the team’s #BudFridays contest page.
Tickets remain available for each series at www.cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
*Thursday is Firefighter Appreciation Night. Guests with designated Special Group Night Terrace Reserved Outfield tickets receive a Cubs Firefighter Baseball Cap. Special Group Night tickets are available at www.cubs.com/specialevents.
*On Saturday, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Jon Lester Cubs Debut bobblehead presented by Las Vegas.
*On Sunday, a Cubs Toy Airplane presented by American Airlines will be given to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger. The first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases post-game, weather permitting.
*On Tuesday, pro golfer and 2015 British Open champion Zach Johnson will throw a ceremonial first pitch and lead the seventh inning stretch.
*As part of this year’s “Let’s Give” campaign, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative during his post game press conference on Friday. He’ll represent the Crushers Club, whose mission is to restore high-risk youth toward a path of maturity by using boxing, peer mentoring and music to engage and surround them with hope. A portion of the proceeds from Maddon’s upcoming Respect 90 The Main Event will benefit Crushers Club’s youth boxing program in Englewood. Tickets and more information for the Sept. 2 event are available at www.cubs.com/maddon.
*On Sunday, Cubs Charities and Baseball Tomorrow Fund will host an equipment drive to benefit the Bronzeville Little League. Fans can bring their new or gently used baseball and softball equipment to Wrigley Field’s Gate D from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT. Monetary donations also will be accepted.