For the first time in over 70 years, the Chicago Cubs will host a World Series game at Wrigley Field on Friday night, and the team is bringing out the big guns for all of their pregame and in-game festivities and traditions.
Before the game starts, legendary Cubs outfielder Billy Williams will throw out the first pitch at the Friendly Confines. Williams, who for years has been an ambassador for the Cubs, is one of only six players to have had their numbers retired by the Cubs, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.
A pair of musical icons will sing before the game as well, as Wayne Messmer will handle the singing of “God Bless America” before the contest. Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump will sing the National Anthem before first pitch at the ballpark on Friday night.
For the seventh inning stretch, the Cubs have brought in another heavy hitter, as legendary actor Bill Murray will sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on the historic night. Murray, a long-time Cubs fan, is arguably one of the most famous Cubs fans alive, and the performance will be a memorable one.
First pitch of the game is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. as the Cubs look to take a lead in the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.