Cherry to lead seventh-inning stretch when Blue Jays visit Wrigley Field

Don Cherry throws the ceremonial first pitch at Rogers Centre on Canada Day in 2015. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Iconic Canadian broadcaster and former NHL coach Don Cherry will lead the seventh-inning stretch by singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” at Wrigley Field in Chicago when the Cubs host the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 19.

The Cubs announced the appearance in a press release on Friday, as they prepare to host the Blue Jays for the first time since 2005.

The seventh-inning stretch and song is a fabled tradition at Wrigley. Cherry, former head coach of the Boston Bruins and current member of the Hockey Night in Canada crew, will handle the honour in the second of a three-game set between the Blue Jays and Cubs.

Game time for the Saturday contest is 2:20 p.m. ET.

Cherry is a proud Blue Jays fan and has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at Rogers Centre in the past. In 2015 he was publicly vocal in his encouragement of Canadian fans to vote Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson to the all-star game.

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