WGN-TV airing 'Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration'


Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration."

The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m. April 20 on WGN-TV Chicago.

WGN Radio's Steve Cochran will narrate and present interviews with more than 60 people, including Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Santo, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux and Ryne Sandberg as well as Kerry Wood, Rick Monday, Rick Sutcliffe and Derrek Lee. Former announcers Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse will describe great and funny moments in the park’s history in vintage interviews, while football greats Mike Ditka and Gale Sayers will talk about playing for the Chicago Bears at Wrigley.

Other interviewees include Hank Aaron, Vin Scully, Mike Schmidt, Albert Pujols, Bob Uecker and Paul Konerko.

The special will feature in-depth looks at some of Wrigley's greatest games, as well as custom drawings by cartoonist Drew Litton.

An encore will air at 4 p.m. April 26 on WGN-TV Chicago and WGN America.

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