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Chicago Cubs: Eddie Vedder during 7th inning stretch of World Series Game 5

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With the Chicago Cubs down three games to one at this year’s World Series, the National League champs are turning to Seattle for some inspiration. Cubs superfan Eddie Vedder will perform “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch of Sunday’s pivotal Game 5 at Wrigley Field.

The Pearl Jam lead singer is a longtime Cubs fan, and he’s been a popular figure during the team’s postseason run. Vedder celebrated with the team after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Before Game 3 of the World Series, Vedder was spotted hanging out with Bill Murray (who sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during that contest).

The Cubs are baseball’s lovable losers, and haven’t won a World Series since 1908.

Vedder has performed during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field before, most recently in 2015.


Coverage of Game 5 between the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians begins at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.