97-year-old Lennie Merullo, the oldest living Cub, sings 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' at Wrigley
The Cubs last appeared in a World Series in 1945. They lost to the Tigers in seven games. Lennie Merullo was a 28-year-old shortstop at the time, appearing in 121 games and providing some slick fielding for the NL Pennant winners.
During Saturday's Marlins-Cubs game, the now-97-year-old came back to Wrigley Field. He's the oldest living former Cub and the last to appear in a Fall Classic. Merullo threw out the first pitch, shared a few stories in the booth and delivered a spirited rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." He also just seemed incredibly excited to be back in his old neighborhood, telling the broadcast team (countless times) that he would never forget this moment.