He's another one of those Chicago Bears that was from before my time so I don't know much about other than the stories. But he does have a very impressive resume on paper.
- 4x Pro Bowl
- 3x Pro Bowl MVP
- 1960s All-Decade Team
- 2x NFL Rushing Champ
- College Football HOF
- Pro Football HOF
I'm not sure how many appearances Sayers has made but I found photos for two separate occasions. He is one of the reasons I changed the back of the First Pitch cards to read "Cubs Appearance" rather than "Cubs Debut" like I have on the player cards. I know of several others that also made multiple appearances.
It seems to me Sayers would have thrown out a first pitch prior to 2009 but that is the first one I found.
And then followed up by this one in 2011.
Yes, I used the exact same back aside from the dates (but even that was enough to trip me up with a typo). I couldn't find any videos of him making these appearances. I almost posted a scene from Brian's Song but since it wasn't Sayers himself, I held back. So instead here's a video highlight package set to the least annoying music I could find. Enjoy!