A longtime Cubbie fan, grandpa William Flood was honored to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at last night’s Chicago Cubs game.

It was his 76th birthday and the entire Flood family came out to cheer him on. The Cubs were so inspired, they came out swinging in the first inning. Our beloved hometown team ended up scoring 5 runs, eventually beating the Reds 9-2. 

4 Generations of Flood Brothers Family


Four generations of the Flood Brothers family on deck for the celebration, which was a great honor for William.

William Flood Interviewed at Chicago Cubs Game

William Flood being interviewed before taking the field.

William Flood of Flood Brothers with his Grandson Brody

William Flood taking the field with his grandson, Brody.

William Flood Chicago Cubs First Pitch

William Flood takes the mound to begin the ceremonial first pitch, forming a memory to last a lifetime.

William Flood Chicago Cubs First Pitch

Warming up that 76-year-old arm (which can still throw a mean pitch!)

William Flood Chicago Cubs First Pitch

And... the pitch!

William Flood Throws Ceremonial First Chicago Cubs Pitch

The pitch was just a bit low and outside. Great job Grandpa Flood!

William Flood First Pitch Chicago Cubs

Congratulations for a job well done.

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