Cubs Stars Hit Chicago Streets Day After Home Opener

The Chicago Cubs welcome home party continued in Chicago Tuesday with several beloved players hitting city streets for a jam-packed hour of events that had fans flocking.

The day began with Kris Bryant taking batting practice in downtown Chicago as part of a promotional event with Red Bull. The event, which took place near the River Point tower on Lake Street and Canal Street, began at noon, with fans watching from the sidelines.

Soon after, Kyle Schwarber made an appearance in a meet-and-greet with fans at Macy's on State Street.

The appearance was free and open to the public at the Macy’s store on the corner of State Street and Randolph. The first 100 customers that made a $35 or more purchase from the Locker Room by LIDS Shop at the store also had a chance to have their photo taken with the slugger, and they received a signed Cubs poster courtesy of Majestic. 

Schwarber even surprised some fans passing by in the store's windows. 

Minutes later, the city of Chicago honored second baseman Javier Baez – the only Puerto Rican player on the team’s roster – with an honorary street that will run through the heart of the city’s Puerto Rican community.

Baez joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, city officials and fans for the unveiling of the “Javier ‘Javy’ Baez Way” in front of Little Cubs Field in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The first 500 fans at the event were able to get a photo taken with the World Series trophy, which was also on display.

Later Tuesday, Cubs Manager Joe Maddon will head to Michigan Avenue Magazine's spring cover celebration. 

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