Cubs to honor Ray Meyer on Opening Day

The Chicago Cubs Marketing Department announced today that the late Ray Meyer will be honored at the club's home opener on Friday, April 7. Meyer, who passed away at the age of 92 on March 17, was a legendary DePaul men's basketball coach and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. Meyer posted a record of 724 - 354 during his 42-year coaching career at DePaul.

Meyer, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day 1984, was a fixture on the Chicago sports scene for over half a century.

There will be a special pre-game presentation with members of the Meyer family. Joey Meyer, one of Meyer's sons and a former DePaul basketball coach, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in honor of his father. Meyer's five children will lead Wrigley Field in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

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