The 2014 Cubs Convention is Right Around the Corner

The 29th Annual Cubs Convention begins in just over two weeks (Friday, Jan. 17  – Sunday, Jan. 19). For the second year the gathering will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Some of the details have been released along with a partial list of Cubs’ players both past and present, management and front office staff that will be in attendance.

The focus of this year’s convention will be “The Party of the Century Celebrating 100 Years of Wrigley Field.” The Cubs will also honor the 1984 National League Eastern Division Champions as several players will be in attendance to mark the 30th Anniversary of the team that captured a generation and made the Cubs relevant again.

This year’s convention will be the first for new manager Rick Renteria and a majority of his coaching staff. And Derrek Lee, Mark Prior and Ted Lilly will return for their first convention as Cubs Alumni.

Several of the Cubs’ top prospects should also be in attendance this year. The front office brings players into Chicago for the Rookie Development Program to help prepare them for life in the big leagues. Last year the program took place the week leading up to the convention.

List of Events and Sessions at the 2014 Cubs Convention
  • Opening Ceremonies will include a premiere of the movie “100 Years of Wrigley Field”
  • Cheers to 100 Years Toast hosted by Budweiser at Sheraton’s Chicago Chi Bar
  • Sports Night Live with David Kaplan
  • Coaching the Cubs with Rick Renteria
  • The Ricketts Family Forum
  • Not For Women Only
  • Down on the Farm
  • 100 Years of Wrigley Field
  • Meet the Cubs Business Management
  • Meet the Cubs Baseball Management
  • Scouting and Player Development Seminar
  • Cubs Family Feud and Cubs Jeopardy are included in the weekend events

Events for the children in attendance includes batting practice at Walgreen’s Field, and instruction from players, coaches and Illinois Baseball Academy instructors

A schedule for the weekend will be released in the next week and will be posted when it is available.

Scheduled Attendees for the 29th Cubs Convention
  • Darwin Barney
  • Ernie Banks
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Joe Bohringer
  • Mike Borzello
  • Chris Bosio
  • Mike Brumley
  • Jim Bullinger
  • Randy Bush
  • Welington Castillo
  • Starlin Castro
  • Ron Coomer
  • Jody Davis
  • Bobby Dernier
  • Jim Deshaies
  • Theo Epstein
  • Scott Eyre
  • Eric Hinske
  • Todd Hollandsworth
  • Jed Hoyer
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Brandon Hyde
  • Edwin Jackson
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Gary Jones
  • Len Kasper
  • Les Lancaster
  • Derrek Lee
  • Ted Lilly
  • Gary Matthews
  • Jason McLeod
  • Bill Mueller
  • Dave Otto
  • Milt Pappas
  • Mark Prior
  • Shiraz Rehman
  • Mike Remlinger
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Pete Ricketts
  • Todd Ricketts
  • Tom Ricketts
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Nate Schierholtz
  • Judd Sirott
  • Dwight Smith
  • Lee Smith
  • Lester Strode
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Steve Trout
  • Carlos Villanueva
  • Todd Walker
  • Billy Williams
  • Tim Wilken
  • Kerry Wood
  • Travis Wood

Weekend passes are available at Cubs.com and this year’s passes feature a photo of Wrigley Field from early in the 20th Century. The CCO will post the weekend schedule and full list of attendees when they are made available.

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