SOUTH BEND, Indiana (August 23, 2016) – Tom Ricketts, Chairman and an owner of the Chicago Cubs, will join Chicago Cubs investor and sole owner of the South Bend Cubs, Andrew T. Berlin at Four Winds Field in South Bend on September 8 to watch the playoff game between the South Bend Cubs  and the West Michigan Whitecaps.

“It’s great to have Tom in South Bend,” commented Andrew T. Berlin, Owner of the South Bend Cubs. “I see him a lot in Chicago and even during spring training in Arizona. But we haven’t had him here for a game or to witness the amazing support of fans in this region yet. He’s going to love South Bend.”

“We’re excited to host Tom Ricketts for the first time here at Four Winds Field,” commented Joe Hart, President of the South Bend Cubs. “I know he’ll be impressed with the way his players are treated by our operation and also by the fans in this region. This is a Cubs town, and I know that fans will come out to cheer him on when he throws out the first pitch!”

Prior to throwing out the first pitch, Ricketts will be introduced on field by Andrew T. Berlin.

The playoff game, which begins at 7 p.m., will be broadcast ‘live’ on WMYS, My Michiana, sister station to ABC 57, which is seen over-the-air on channel 69.1 and can be found on Xfinity 15/194HD, U-Verse 69/1069HD, Mediacom 17/717HD, Rochester Telephone Cable 53/353HD as well as Dish 69. Nielsen Media reports that the South Bend market reaches over 320,000 homes in the 10-county designated market area.