Chicago native Bill Murray welcomed a full-capacity crowd back to Wrigley Stadium on Friday (June 11) by leading Cubs fans in a rousing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
“This is what it feels like to be 100%!” Murray hollered to the shoulder-to-shoulder baseball fans during the seventh-inning stretch of Friday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. “And we are going to be louder from right now until the last out in the top of the ninth inning, understood? Let’s scare the hell out of these Cardinals!”
The Hawaiian-shirt-clad actor and comedian then launched into a charmingly off-key (and fittingly offbeat) take on the baseball standard, swapping the words “home team” for an effusive “Cubbies.”
“Let’s get some runs!” Murray yelled to finish up his guest-conductor duties. His motivation clearly worked: The Cubs beat the Cardinals 8-5 in the end.
This isn’t the first time Murray has led Wrigley Field in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” He also showed up for Game 3 of the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians, helpfully letting fans know that the seventh-inning stretch also marked their last opportunity to get beer at the concession stands.
His vocal skills notwithstanding, Murray made his Billboard chart debut back in 2017 thanks to his album New Worlds — credited to Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends — topping the Classical Albums tally.
Grab some Cracker Jack and watch Murray’s performance below:
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