Chicago Cubs Club 400 Podcast
Don Zminda - The Legendary Harry Caray

Don Zminda - The Legendary Harry Caray

May 26, 2019

In The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball's Greatest Salesman, Don Zminda delivers the first full-length biography of Caray since his death in 1998. It includes details of Caray's orphaned childhood, his 25 years as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, his tempestuous 11 years broadcasting games for the Chicago White Sox, and the 16 years he broadcast for the Chicago Cubs while also becoming a nationally-known celebrity. Interviews with significant figures from Caray's life are woven throughout, from his widow Dutchie and grandson Chip to broadcasters Bob Costas, Thom Brennaman, Dewayne Staats, Pat Hughes, and more.

Caray was known during his final years as a beloved, often-imitated grandfather figure with the Cubs, but the story of his entire career is much more nuanced and often controversial. Featuring new information on Caray's life--including little-known information about his firing by the Cardinals and his feuds with players, executives, and fellow broadcasters--this book provides an intimate and in-depth look at a broadcasting legend.

Willson Contreras & Carlos Zambrano - Dos Hombres

Willson Contreras & Carlos Zambrano - Dos Hombres

May 17, 2019
Originally known as “The Big Reveal - Part 2” this show gives you some of the details of the upcoming event of the summer - Club 400 presents Contreras and Zambrano.
 
Willson Contreras was promoted to the Chicago Cubs on June 17, 2016 and what a time to make it to the show. On June 19th, he hit a two-run homer on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat and has never looked back since. He was voted as the starting catcher in the 2018 All-Star Game.
 
Carlos Zambrano, nicknamed “Big Z’ or “El Toro”, pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 2001 to 2012. Zambrano had six pitches, including a heavy sinker, cutter, splitter, four-seam fastball, slider and curveball. Zambrano was the only National League pitcher to win at least 13 games in each year from 2003 to 2008. In 2006, he became the first player from Venezuela to lead the National League in wins.
 
Enjoy Dos Hombres
Ben Zobrist - World Series MVP

Ben Zobrist - World Series MVP

May 12, 2019

Here is a pretty cool guest..does it get any better than the 2016 World Series MVP? Ben Zobrist who was a guest at Club 400, also gave us some time on Club 400 Podcast. Thank you to special guest host Kelly Crull who hosted the Q&A for us!

Fergie Jenkins, Randy Hundley, Ray Burris, Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier - Legends Night

Fergie Jenkins, Randy Hundley, Ray Burris, Gary Matthews and Bob Dernier - Legends Night

May 5, 2019

As part of the most epic event in 2019 at Club 400 - in honor of Deputy Jacob Keltner - Club 400 Podcast had five Cubs Legends on the stage at one time. Representing the 1969 Cubs team - hall of famer - Fergie Jenkins and Randy Hundley, the 1984 Cubs - Gary Matthews and Bobby Dernier and in between years - Ray Burris. This is a collection of the nicest former players to ever grace the stage at Club 400....enjoy.

Phil Skylar & Crawly - Bobbleheads

Phil Skylar & Crawly - Bobbleheads

April 28, 2019

A bobblehead, also known as a nodder, wobbler or bobble head, is a type of collectable doll. Its head is often oversized compared to its body. Instead of a solid connection, its head is connected to the body by a spring or hook in such a way that a light tap will cause the head to bobble, hence the name.

Today we bobble over to the world’s only Bobblehead Hall of Fame & Museum. Featuring the largest bobblehead collection, exhibits, store, event space & more, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is fun for everyone! Not just for sports fans, the Museum also features movie, TV, pop-culture, vintage and thousands of other unique bobbleheads.

Our guests are Phil Skylar who is the owner of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and Crawly who is the Club 400 Bobblehead expert.

Jerome Walton & Dwight Smith - The Rookie & The Runner Up (uncensored)

Jerome Walton & Dwight Smith - The Rookie & The Runner Up (uncensored)

April 21, 2019

The 1989 Chicago Cubs season was one of the most exciting in the past 50 years. Highlighting the season was the Cubs second National League Eastern Division championship with a record of 93-69. The Cubs had all-star seasons from Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Rick Sutcliffe and Mitch Williams. But the catalysts of the team were rookie outfielders Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith. In addition to setting the table for the other great hitters in the lineup, they finished first and second in rookie of the year voting. If you can't remember who won, don't worry, they will tell you. This version of the show is uncensored so beware!

Jerome Walton & Dwight Smith - The Rookie & The Runner Up (censored)

Jerome Walton & Dwight Smith - The Rookie & The Runner Up (censored)

April 21, 2019

The 1989 Chicago Cubs season was one of the most exciting in the past 50 years. Highlighting the season was the Cubs second National League Eastern Division championship with a record of 93-69. The Cubs had all-star seasons from Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Rick Sutcliffe and Mitch Williams. But the catalysts of the team were rookie outfielders Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith. In addition to setting the table for the other great hitters in the lineup, they finished first and second in rookie of the year voting. If you can't remember who won, don't worry, they will tell you. This version of the show is censored as there is some very colorful language in the other version.

 

 

Bill Marovitz - The Miracle Musical

Bill Marovitz - The Miracle Musical

April 16, 2019

Next month, the debut of Miracle: A Musical 108 Years in the Making will launch at Chicago's Royal George Theatre on May 8th. The creator of this sure to be successful musical is the latest guest on Club 400 Podcast. Bill Marovitz is a lawyer, a former Chicago committeeman and state senator, entrepreneur, real estate mogul in Chicago and most importantly a Chicago Cubs fan. The Most Interesting Man in the World (yes, we found him), is now taking on a passion that is certain to entertain all Cubs fans, baseball fans and musical fans alike. 

Lou Cella & John Iwanski - The Artists Behind the Statues at Wrigley - Part 2

Lou Cella & John Iwanski - The Artists Behind the Statues at Wrigley - Part 2

April 7, 2019

Did you even wonder how the statues of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo went from a concept to a beautiful, life long piece of art that graces the outside of "The Friendly Confines"? We have artists Lou Cella and John Iwanski who share the history and process of the statues from working with the Cubs to adding an apostrophe after the fact. You must be forewarned, you may think you are listening to "Curb Your Enthusiasm." - Part 2

Lou Cella & John Iwanski - The Artists Behind the Statues at Wrigley - Part 1

Lou Cella & John Iwanski - The Artists Behind the Statues at Wrigley - Part 1

March 31, 2019

Did you even wonder how the statues of Harry Caray, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo went from a concept to a beautiful, life long piece of art that graces the outside of "The Friendly Confines"? We have artists Lou Cella and John Iwanski who share the history and process of the statues from working with the Cubs to adding an apostrophe after the fact. You must be forewarned, you may think you are listening to "Curb Your Enthusiasm."