(South Bend, IN) - The local minor league baseball team will be getting some national television exposure soon.
Three South Bend Cubs games will be televised on Marquee Sports Network, the flagship Chicago Cubs station. The first televised game will be this Thursday. South Bend plays the Quad Cities River Bandits. Coverage starts at 6 PM Central Time.
Another game will be broadcast Sunday, August 22. Also, against the River Bandits, that game will be tape-delayed and will air following the Chicago Cubs game.
Marquee will also air the September 5th game against the Lake County Captains. It’s South Bend’s last game of the season.
Now a high-a affiliate and reigning Midwest League champions, the South Bend club regularly draws over 300,000 to Four Winds Field every season. Ownership hopes the national exposure will bring more fans to the area.
With the big club trading away most of their good players earlier this month, more eyes are now focused on minor league players working toward the Big Leagues.
At the end of July, South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart joined Nate Loucks on SOUND OFF. To listen to that conversation, go here.