Singer Julianna Zobrist, wife of Cubs infielder Ben Zobrist, will kick off a special Home Opener pregame ceremony with God Bless America followed by Wayne Messmer singing the national anthem for his 33rd consecutive year. The team will raise championship banners with Cubs alumni before members of the Ricketts family throw a ceremonial first pitch. Cubs Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams will lead the 7th inning stretch. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for Home Opener pregame festivities, which will start at approximately 6:15 p.m. CDT.
Former Cubs catcher David Ross will throw a first pitch and sing the stretch during the Ring Ceremony Game Wednesday, April 12.
On Thursday, April 13, Chicago-native actor from NBC’s “Great News” and comedian Brad Morris will throw a first pitch and Jeff Garlin, star of ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” will lead the stretch.
Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon will throw a ceremonial first pitch and sing the stretch Friday, April 14.
On Saturday, April 15, television and movie star Mila Kunis, guest of Jim Beam, will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Miss Illinois USA Whitney Wandland will sing the national anthem.
Chicago-native actress Aimee Garcia, known for her roles on “Dexter” and “Lucifer,” will throw a first pitch and lead the 7th inning stretch Tuesday, April 18.
Former Cubs outfielder and current CSN Chicago studio analyst David DeJesus will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Wednesday, April 19.