Time for new show on Hubbs’ life
By Dr. David J. Fletcher, President and Founder, Chicago Baseball Museum
Posted on Tuesday, February 11th
The concept of honoring the memory of Ken Hubbs is a slam dunk. He was the original Roy Hobbs’ “The Natural,” who is the still slick-fielding 22 year-old second baseman baseball playing on heaven’s Fields of Dreams.
On the Cubs’ radar as part of the historical aspect of the forthcoming renovation of Wrigley Field should be two features. First would be a plaque with his uniform No. 16 and image. Next is the revival of the Ken Hubbs Award, previously presented through the 1980s by the Chicago BBWAA chapter that honored the city’s outstanding player on and off the field.
One more leg of remembering Hubbs is in order: a documentary on his short, but eventful life. And we know just the folks in town to do it: Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Our regional sports network is rapidly developing a reputation for historical documentaries. First came the Emmy Awards-worthy “5 Outs” remembrance of the 2003 Cubs that earned producers Dave Kaplan, Sarah Lauch and Ryan McGuffey the Jerome Holtzman Award from the Chicago Baseball Museum.