South Bend Cubs to host Mister Rogers Day August 12

Image provided by Fred Rogers Productions

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WTHR) - In honor of the 50th anniversary of the PBS TV show "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the South Bend Cubs will host Mister Rogers Day on Sunday, August 12.

The Cubs, the Class-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are partnering with local PBS TV affiliate WNIT and Fred Rogers Productions to celebrate 50th milestone.

The stadium video board will show clips from TV show throughout the game, as well as special messages of thanks from fans, players, and community members.

Fans can sign a giant banner with their own message of thanks to Mister Rogers.

“Mister Rogers taught us important life lessons and did so in such a caring manner," said Joe Hart of the Cubs. "We feel it’s important to recognize and honor his legacy, and to share it with our younger fans who may not have had the chance grow up with our television neighbor.”

The South Bend Cubs will wear special jerseys that day, depicting Fred Rogers’ iconic red sweater. In recognition of Rogers’ support for funding public television, the jerseys will be auctioned off after the game, with the proceeds benefitting WNIT.

Four Winds Field is located at 501 W. South St., South Bend, Indiana. Gates open at noon and first pitch against the is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 574-235-9988.

The game against the Lake County Captains starts at 2 p.m. at Four Winds Field in South Bend.

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