Cubs Celebrating The 1920s In Upcoming Homestand

Courtesy Chicago Cubs

There's lots of giveaways and fun scheduled for the Cubs' homestand beginning Friday.

For each homestand this year (after the first one), the Cubs are going to commemorate a specific decade in history. During the homestand that begins Friday, it will be the 1920s, with decade-themed giveaways, food and beverages, and throwback uniforms.

Sunday night, the Cubs are going to be featured on ESPN Sunday Night baseball against the Cardinals. ESPN Baseball Tonight’s Sunday Night Countdown will broadcast by the Cubs Store at the corner of Clark and Addison Streets for the hour before the game. Both teams will wear throwback uniforms from 1929; that was the first year that a World Series was played at Wrigley Field. ESPN broadcasters John Kruk and Dan Shulman will broadcast the game (and lead the seventh-inning stretch) from the right-field bleachers.

Giveaways for this homestand include a Red Grange bobblehead (shown above, and here):

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Grange made his debut for the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field on Thanksgiving Day 1925. There'll also be a yo-yo for kids (Sunday):

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And a fedora for adults (Saturday):

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And though I don't have a photo, there's a special giveaway Tuesday, May 6: Cubs Charities will team up with Advocate Health Care to "Pink Out" the bleachers. On the last Cubs home game before Mother’s Day, everyone attending the game in the bleachers will receive a Cubs Charities "Save 2nd Base" shirt to promote breast cancer awareness and celebrate moms and women everywhere who are cancer survivors. T-shirts will be distributed at the gates by Cubs players' and coaches' wives.

There will also be special food and drink offerings during this homestand. The Decade Dogs stand near section 123 is serving decade-themed specialty hot dogs this season, with the classic Chicago Dog representing the 1920s. The Chicago Dog is available all season long and features a Vienna Beef hot dog, tomato wedges, pickle spears, sport peppers, diced onions, mustard, neon relish and celery salt, served on a poppy seed bun:

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Lastly, if you're 21-and-over, you can enjoy a 1920s Upper Deck Gin Rickey, a refreshing cocktail made with Tanqueray Gin, lime juice and basil-infused club soda, served in limited-edition souvenir glasses during this homestand on the main concourse at section 109 and the bleacher patio in left field.

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