The Chicago Cubs are going back to the World Series for the first time since 1945. They’ll have up to three home games during the series against the Cleveland Indians, which means there will be three chances to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” a Cubs tradition Harry Caray brought with him when he started broadcasting games in 1982. They’ll be some fierce competition for who gets the mic. Here are some likely choices.

Ryne Sandberg

The Hall of Fame Cub second baseman has sung several times. Let’s hope he doesn’t sing again. As good as he was with the bat and glove, singing is not his thing.

Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam’s front man is a long-time Cub fan and seems to be best buds with general manager Theo Epstein. I think it’s a good bet we’ll hear from him.

Bill Murray

You can bet on this. Murray’s been a Cub fan forever and is frequently at games. No one does it better.

Harry Caray

Well obviously he can’t sing it live, but the Cubs could¬†honor their longtime broadcaster with a recorded version.


No one is more Chicago than Da Coach. Not a good singer though. Not at all.