A Leap Day Look Back at the Cubs’ 1984 ‘Jump’ Intro (Video)
It’s Leap Day, so what better way to honor this quadrennial occurrence than with a throwback to 1984, when Van Halen’s Jump was burning up the charts and serving as the soundtrack for the intro to Cubs baseball on WGN. Buckle up, because you’re about to be whisked back in time.
The Cubs continued to use the song for years, and have brought it back from time to time more recently, but seeing the graphics in this clip really brings back memories. To this day, I can’t hear the opening strains without thinking of summer days at Wrigley. Man, that was fun.