Thursday, November 3, 2016
Holy Cow, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series!
To celebrate the Chicago Cubs' historic win of the World Series after 108 years, I thought it would be fun to share some old and new videos featuring the team and, of course, Cubs announcer Harry Caray.
"Hey Hey Holy Mackerel", the 1969 Chicago Cubs fight song written and performed by Johnny Frigo.
"Go! Go! Go! Chicago Cubs!", a 1969 song by Marie Fuller.
Cubs Fever, a WGN program that aired in July 1969 when the team was in first place in the National League East.
1970, A Look at the Cubs program on WGN Channel 9.
1975, A Look at the Cubs program on WGN Channel 9.
A "Faces of Wrigley Field" clip during the middle of the 7th inning of a Chicago Cubs/Pittsburgh Pirates game on April 25, 1980.
Mayor Jane Byrne throws out the first pitch at a Cubs game on August 9, 1981.
A Chicago Cubs commercial from June 14, 1982.
A WMAQ Channel 5 news report on the end of the season for the Chicago Cubs on October 3, 1982.
A rain delay during the 1983 Chicago Cubs Season Opener at Wrigley Field with WGN's Harry Caray and Steve Stone.
"Go Cubs Go", which was written and recorded by Steve Goodman in 1984.
Hot Days of August, WGN's 1984 mid-season recap of the Chicago Cubs.
A WLS Channel 7 news report on the Cubs clinching the NL East division title on September 24, 1984.
The Beach Boys' 1987 song, "Here Come the Cubs".
Bill Murray fills in for Harry Caray during a Cubs/Expos game at Wrigley Field on April 17, 1987.
Bill Murray and Harry Caray during the Cubs' first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988.
The Rollercoaster Cubs of '89, a WGN special from July 1989.
"Chicago Cubs - Wait 'Till This Year", a story featured on ABC's Primetime Live on September 28, 1989.
Harry Caray after the last game of the Cubs' 1991 season.
First Lady Hillary Clinton throws out the ceremonial first pitch and sings "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with Harry Caray during Opening Day at Wrigley Field on April 4, 1994.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood throws a 20-strikeout game on May 6, 1998, and hits a home run into the bleachers during Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo appear in a 2016 MLB commercial.
Mike Montgomery gets the final out in Game 7 on November 2, 2016, giving the Cubs their first World Series title since 1908.