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05/27/2008 3:20 PM ET
Cubs to play Wrigley Field's first throwback game, June 12 vs. the Atlanta Braves
Cubs honor 60th Anniversary of being televised on WGN with 1948 themes, presented by Pepsi
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves will play the first-ever throwback game at Wrigley Field on Thursday, June 12 at 1:20 p.m. In correlation with the 60th anniversary of Chicago Cubs baseball on WGN-TV, the Cubs will take the field in replica 1948 uniforms while the Braves will take part by wearing uniforms resembling those of the 1948 Boston Braves. WGN-TV will participate by presenting a special broadcast of the game to commemorate their 60th anniversary and the first throwback game in Cubs history.

The throwback game, presented by Pepsi, will include additional themes and festivities reminiscent of 1948.

"The Cubs and WGN have a tremendous history and have enjoyed a special relationship for the past 60 years," said Crane Kenney, Chairman of the Cubs. "We can think of no better way to honor more than a half-century of partnership by reflecting upon and celebrating the season during which this connection began."

"We're excited to be a part of what we know will be a memorable day at Wrigley Field and look forward to celebrating 60 years of the Cubs and WGN-TV during our telecast," said Bob Vorwald, Executive Producer, WGN Sports.

Fans will enjoy select ballpark food and beverages at prices comparable to that year. For the first hour the gates are open, Kelly Eisenberg smokey links will be brought back to Wrigley Field for $1.00 a piece, while Pepsi will have designated vendors selling soft drinks in the stands for only $0.75.

Fans attending this special game are encouraged to participate by dressing in 1948-style attire and will experience what a game at Wrigley Field was like in that era - from music to scorecards and more from that year. They will also have the opportunity to take part in activities dating back to that time. For example, five kids 14-years-and-younger will be chosen at random for Seat Flipper duty after the game. Those picked will receive four tickets to an upcoming Cubs home game for their post-game assistance.

Tickets are currently available on www.cubs.com, by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827) or at the Wrigley Field ticket office.
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