Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Giving in to clamor from fans, the Chicago Cubs have introduced the franchise’s first official mascot in its modern history
The Cubs officially introduced Clark, a “young, friendly Cub” who wears a baseball cap backward and will greet fans as they enter Wrigley Field.
“The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Clark as the team’s official mascot,” Cubs senior director of marketing Alison Miller said in a statement. “Clark is a young, friendly Cub who can’t wait to interact with our other young Cubs fans.”
“He’ll be a welcoming presence for families at Wrigley Field and an excellent ambassador for the team in the community,” Miller added.
Clark, named after the Clark and Addison intersection where Wrigley is located, will be introduced during a charity appearance Monday night. The Cubs say Clark’s great-grandfather Joa was the franchise’s original live Bears mascot in 1916.
The Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are now the only teams in Major League Baseball without official mascots.