Craig Sager Throws Out First Pitch, Sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on “Conquer Cancer” Night at Wrigley (Videos)
Wednesday was “Conquer Cancer” night at Wrigley Field. So the Chicago Cubs brought in Chicago native and courageous cancer warrior Craig Sager to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch.
Sager, the veteran TNT basketball reporter famous for his peacock-inspired wardrobe, has been battling leukemia for two years and was recently told he’s not very likely to win. However, Sager has refused to give up hope and has remained upbeat and optimistic while continuing to work throughout the NBA playoffs. If anybody is worthy of being honored on Conquer Cancer night, it’s him.
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Sager’s first pitch? It was pretty damn good for a guy who’s currently undergoing treatment for leukemia:
Later Sager stopped by the Cubs’ broadcast booth to chat about his first pitch and growing up a Cubs fan:
Then he took the microphone and led the Wrigley Field faithful in Take Me Out to the Ballgame:
Sager will receiver the Jimmy V Perserverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards in July, which is pretty awesome. But you have think that, for a guy who grew up rooting for the Cubbies, this pretty much takes the cake.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]