Mr. Cub still calls Wrigley Field home Print E-mail
Written by Fred Mitchell   
Monday, 22 November 2010

Wrigley Field has been the home of many memorable sporting events. Most notably it is the home of the Chicago Cubs, where the ivy-covered walls during the summer days inspired 500 Home Run Club member Ernie Banks (aka Mr. Cub) to proclaim, "Let's play two" every time he took the field.
 

But Wrigley Field took on a very different look last weekend when the Northwestern Wildcats faced the Fighting Illini in a college football game.
 
Banks was part of the festivities, singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" just outside of Wrigley Field.
 
Of course the Chicago Bears also played at Wrigley Field for 50 years, before making Soldier Field their home in 1971. 
 
Banks hit his 500th home run at Wrigley Field, a monumental feat that was recorded by Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse.
 
"Jack was so excited when I hit my 500th home run," Banks recalls. "Every time I watch replays of that home run, it makes me feel good to know that it made him and so many other people happy."
 
Wrigley Field also bring back memories of great Bears games, such as the one on Dec. 12, 1965, when Gale Sayers scored six touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers. Brickhouse was there to broadcast that game, as well, on WGN Radio.
 
As long as Wrigley Field stands, there will be many more memorable sports moments to cherish.
 




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