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Documentary Chronicles Wrigley Field's Ballhawks

For every Chicago Cubs home game since 1914 rain or shine—or even in the snow—the Ballhawks have been standing, listening, waiting, running, leaping, and tripping over each other to catch the home runs that sail over the bleachers and on to Waveland or Sheffield Avenues. Some have been at it for decades, some are rookies. But even though they've been a fixture at Wrigley for nearly a century their story is being told for the first time in a new documentary called Ballhawks. Eight Forty-Eight's resident “Cub Nut” Jason Marck went out to his self-described “home away from home” to talk to the filmmaker, Mike Diedrich.

Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center 

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