While hundreds of fans lined up outside Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday to pay their respects to Cubs legend Ron Santo, many more are expected to line the streets on Friday during a procession that will end with a drive around Wrigley Field.
Santo, who died last week of bladder cancer, was a fan favorite in his 15-year playing career as a third baseman.
He developed an even larger following, however, as an emotional color analyst for Cubs radio broadcasts.
Friday's funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. and will include eulogies by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Pat Hughes, Santo's longtime partner on the WGN radio broadcasts.
Following the services at Holy Name Cathedral, the funeral procession will head north on State Street, east on Chicago Street, south on Michigan Avenue, turn around in front of Wrigley Building before pausing in front of WGN Radio), north on Michigan Avenue to inner Lake Shore Drive, west on Division Street, north on LaSalle Drive, north on Clark Street, north on Sheffield Street, west on Addison Street followed by a lap around Wrigley Field.
Fans who are not able to attend the service at Holy Name Cathedral are invited to view the funeral procession outside Wrigley Field at noon.
Thursday's public visitation was scheduled to run from 4-11 p.m.