Cubs win! Cubs win! 103 times this baseball regular season the Chicago Cubs won a baseball game, ultimately leading to their appearance in the 2016 World Series. The first World Series game featuring the Chicago Cubs since 1945. The team hasn’t won a World Series since 1998. Tonight, the first World Series game at Wrigley Field takes place at 7:08pm.
Famous actor and comedian Bill Murray, who was born in Chicago’s northern suburbs, has long been a fan of the Chicago Cubs, and will even sing the seventh inning stretch for the World Series game.
GoldSilverBitcoin did some deep research and put together – all in one place – Bill Murray’s best appearances at Wrigley Field.
On 8.8.88 – the first night game ever played at Wrigley Field – Harry opens up some Budweiser and says: “This Bud’s for you, Bill Murray.” Harry asks about Bill’s mother and they discuss night baseball.
“I don’t know how I feel about night baseball…but it’s somewhere else to go in town other than your restaurant,” Bill tells Harry. Bill even says he might take Harry’s job.
“I think when I completely lose my mind here, I am gonna step up into your spot here in the booth.”
Bill will be singing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ at the World Series game. Here is one the famous comedian, known these days perhaps for his appearances in Wes Anderson films, dedicated to Harry, Jack and Gabby Hartman.
“Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks – and a beer!” Murray sings.
In the next video, Bill Murray is with Cubs broadcaster Steve Stone for a pre-game interview. Taking over for Harry that day, Bill even stays in the booth, asking “who is this stiff walking into the box,” before Stone answers the question. In this video, you can see Murray taking mean swings. The pitcher almost beaned him.
“Rubber spikes is as good as it ever got for me,” he said.
Murray says he was baptised a Cubs fan.
Here Bill wants to take the game back for the people, away from the media, and almost sings the National Anthem from the crowd.
Here, Bill Murray appears in a wiffle ball game at Wrigley Field wearing an old time jersey. He can be seen in this CSN Chicago video with other famous movie and television stars.
Here Bill throws out the first pitch at a 2012 Wrigley field game. But, he does it a bit differently, first choosing to run around the bases before throwing out the first pitch.
And, finally, for the 2016 season, Bill hopes to break the curse of the Billy Goat.