Ernie Banks joined Pearl Jam on stage at Wrigley Field

Ernie Banks joined Pearl Jam on stage at Wrigley Field
July 21, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

It was a wet weekend in Chicago, but scores of music fans braved the thunderstorms for a pair of concerts at Wrigley Field.

While a group of country stars performed Saturday night, Pearl Jam rocked the Friendly Confines Friday night and Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks, joined the band on stage at one point.

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam's lead singer and a lifelong Cubs fan who grew up in the Chicagoland area, allegedly wrote a song called "All the Way" about the Cubs finally winning it all and taking home a World Series title.

As the story goes, Banks asked Vedder to write a song about the Cubs several years ago, and in August 2007, Vedder performed "All the Way" during a Pearl Jam concert at The Vic Theatre in Chicago before Kerry Wood and other Cubs players.

With Vedder and Co. playing at legendary Wrigley Field, they ushered Banks out for a rendition of "All the Way" in front of a lively crowd.

A brief "Ernie!" chant broke out before Banks helped Vedder sing.

"Like I always say, it's a beautiful day, let's play two," Banks said while addressing the crowd. "So I'm so happy to see all of you here at my house.

"Like you, I love this place. This is the most beautiful place in my life."

It's a neat tribute to Banks, the Cubs and Wrigley Field.

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