Watch Ernie Banks join Pearl Jam onstage at Wrigley Field


Pearl Jam played at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday, and after the band played their song “All The Way,” Eddie Vedder introduced a special guest: Cubs legend and baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.

After a raucous ovation, featuring the crowd chanting “Ernie, Ernie,” Banks, 82, led the crowd in singing a verse from “All The Way,” which was written by Vedder about the Cubs. In fact, the song came about after Banks, as a birthday present, asked Vedder, a Cubs fan his whole life, if he could write a song about the Cubs. “All The Way” was released in 2008.

“When Ernie Banks asks you to do something on his birthday, you don’t say ‘no,’ ” Vedder said onstage.



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