Chicago Cubs to host second homestand of 2015 season at Wrigley Field April 13-19

Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres each visit for three games

Following a brief three-game series in Colorado this weekend, the Chicago Cubs will host the team's second homestand of the season April 13-19 vs. the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres.

On Wednesday, April 15, the Cubs will join all of Major League Baseball by hosting Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field. Jackie Robinson's legacy is memorialized each year on April 15 to recognize the anniversary of the Hall of Famer breaking baseball's color barrier. Uniformed players and personnel at each ballpark will wear Jackie Robinson's retired No. 42 on their jerseys that day. Each base used at Wrigley Field will feature a commemorative Jackie Robinson Day base jewel. These game-used bases and No. 42 jerseys will be available through Cubs Authentics to benefit Cubs Charities. A pregame ceremony will include video highlighting Jackie Robinson's career and legacy. The team will present the 9th annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award, which recognizes diverse business partners who exhibit and continue the legacy of Jackie Robinson. Finally, several Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars will be recognized on the field, and these students will have the honor of leading the evening's 7th inning stretch.

Tickets remain available for the upcoming homestand at www.cubs.com. Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions:

The first 10,000 fans attending the game Friday, April 17, at 1:20 p.m. vs. the San Diego Padres will receive a Cubs Winter Aviator Hat presented by Pepsi.

On Sunday, April 19, the first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases post-game, weather permitting, as part of the team's ongoing Kids Sundays at Wrigley Field.

Guests and Entertainment:

On Monday, April 13, principal cast members from Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon will sing the National Anthem, deliver the game's ceremonial first pitch and lead the 7th inning stretch. David Larsen (Elder Price) will sing the National Anthem and throw a first pitch. He will be joined by Cody Jamison Strand (Elder Cunningham) for the stretch.

Guard Cappie Pondexter from the WNBA's Chicago Sky will throw a first pitch Tuesday, April 14.

On Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, several Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars will be recognized pregame and have the honor of leading the evening's 7th inning stretch.

Cast members from The Second City Mainstage will lead the stretch Sunday, April 19.

Food Specials:

This homestand, the Decade Diner-located in the right field concourse-will serve a Loaded Grilled Cheese with Smoked Brisket special, featuring two grilled cheese sandwiches, gourmet mac and cheese and smoked brisket. The Caprese Flatbread special features grilled flat bread, light tomato sauce, fresh ovalini mozzarella and fresh basil.

Homestand Recap, April 13-19:

Monday, April 13, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
  • National Anthem and first pitch: Book of Mormon star David Larsen (Elder Price)
  • 7th inning stretch: Book of Mormon stars David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand (Elder Cunningham)

 

Tuesday, April 14, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: WNBA Chicago Sky guard Cappie Pondexter
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Wednesday, April 15, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame ceremony and 7th inning stretch: Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars
  • Broadcast: WPWR-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Friday, April 17, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Winter Aviator Hat presented by Pepsi, first 10,000 fans
  • Broadcast: WLS-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Saturday, April 18, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Sunday, April 19, Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres, 1:20 p.m.

  • 7th inning stretch: Cast members from The Second City Mainstage
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
  • Kids Run the Bases post-game, first 1,000 kids 13-and-under