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Thursday, May 26th, 2016
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a promo for a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on WGN Channel 9.

What is the name of that song? It was used up until it was replaced with Van Halen's Jump as the theme song to the start of the games in 1981 and 1982. Even if it is production library music, we'd like to ID it.

Voice over by Len Johnson.

This aired on May 26, 1981.

WGN Channel 9 - Cubs Vs. Pirates (Promo, 1981)

Here's a promo for a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on WGN Channel 9.

Voiceover by Len Johnson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, May 26th 1981.

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They still use "America's #1 sports station" as a slogan.
Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Monday, March 31st 2008 at 6:34pm.

And with the return of the Black Hawks,WGN is truly "America's #1 Sports Station".Four teams,over 190 games,great stuff!
Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, April 3rd 2008 at 8:15am.

I used to love this music, especially on those rare occasions when they would play it without edits. Does anybody know the artist or title?
Comment posted by SuperCFL on Friday, April 4th 2008 at 5:28pm.

The voiceover here was done by Len Johnson.

I always loved this music, too. In the '82 season they used to play it from the very beginning to open the games. Sure wish someone could ID it, even if it was probably just library music.

Comment posted by RLaPorte on Sunday, January 29th 2012 at 5:26pm.

V/O info added to clip description.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, January 29th 2012 at 5:41pm.

Only 6988 people showed up for this Tuesday game, which the Cubs lost 6-4. The winning pitcher for the Pirates was Kent Tekulve, who I remember as a consistent Cub killer and for his clunky glasses.
Comment posted by APM on Saturday, May 26th 2012 at 5:59pm.

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