‘Mr. Cub’ to make final trip to Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (AP) Ernie Banks will make one final trip to Wrigley Field.
The Chicago Cubs say the procession following Saturday’s memorial service will take ”Mr. Cub” past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and the ballpark’s famed marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison on the city’s North Side.
There will be tributes and readings from a long list of dignitaries during the service, including chairman Tom Ricketts, Gov. Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock are also scheduled to speak along with Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre and Banks’ twin sons Jerry and Joey.
A public visitation is scheduled for Friday – a week after Banks died of a heart attack at 83.