Melrose Park Cubs Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday At Wrigley Field

Sunday, April 15, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Santo Grimaldi, who celebrated his 100th birthday at Wrigley Field on Friday, speaks to WGN reporter Erin Ivory. | John Saccomanno/Facebook 

Santo Grimaldi, a WWII veteran who lives in Melrose Park, walked slowly, but purposefully to his seat inside of Wrigley Field on April 13.

The longtime Cubs fan told WGN 9 reporter Erin Ivory that every time he’s had a chance to get to a game … “I went.”

Naturally, Grimaldi celebrated his 100th birthday at a Cubs game surrounded by family members.

The experience was made even sweeter with the game’s results. The 100-year-old got to see his team shutout the Atlanta Braves, 4-0.


Santo Grimaldi at the Cubs game. | John Saccomanno/Facebook 

“All six of his kids, nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren came to Friday’s Cubs game, filling nearly every seat in the section,” Ivory reported.

Read and/or watch the full WGN report here. VFP 

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