Sutton To Sing Tonight at Cubs Game

Two of the best at what they do – Eddie Sutton and Greg Maddux – will put on performances tonight at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Sutton has been invited to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch as the Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds in a game that begins at 7:05 p.m. Maddux, the future Hall of Fame pitcher with a 12-11 record this season, will be looking to get the Cubs to .500 for the first time since Aug. 4.

The Oklahoma State basketball coach was invited back in the spring to lead the Wrigley Field crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". It wasn't until late in the summer that he found out he would attend tonight's Cubs game against the Reds. The game is not being telecast by WGN or any other national outlet.

Sutton will join a long list of basketball coaches (and other sports personalities and celebrities) in leading the Wrigley Field faithful during the seventh inning stretch. Among the basketball coaches who have sung at Wrigley Field are Bill Self of Kansas, Bruce Weber of Illinois, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and former Utah coach Rick Majerus.

Sutton will join a long list of others who have carried on the tradition since longtime Cubs announcer Harry Carey died. Some of those are Dick Vitale, the late Walter Payton, Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade, pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage, former OSU softball pitcher Lauren Bay (earlier this season), Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Bozo the Clown, Ozzy Osbourne and Peter Frampton.

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