The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.
In this edition, the first interview with Cubs icon Kerry Wood after he was drafted No. 4 in the country in 1995 is replayed. Not even 18, Wood could still peer into the future for what turned out to be an eventful career that lasted through 2012.
Now Wood is an honored Cubs alum who gives back his adopted community. He was staging his second annual Winter Warm-up to benefit the Wood Family Foundation from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at Harry Caray’s Navy Pier in Chicago. Cubs players, Bears lineman J’Marcus Webb and Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan were expected to be among the guests and celebrity bartenders.
Tickets are $150 per person. Fans can reserve a booth for four people for $1,000 (includes tableside cocktail service). Parking is available for $10 after 5pm at the Navy Pier Garage. For additional information or ticket sales please visit www.woodfamilyfoundation.org.