Chicago Cubs Ernie Banks did Blue Cross Blue Shield billboard advertisement photographed at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, in which Fine Makeup Art & Associates did makeup. The advertisement was photographed by Mark Katzman and the billboard stood at corner of Clark and Addison, right across the street from the Ernie Banks statue.
The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city’s North Side. The Cubs are one of two Major League teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago White Sox, are members of the American League Central division.
In 1906, the Cubs won a Major League record 116 games, and posted a modern-era record winning percentage of .763 , before losing the World Series to the Chicago White Sox by four games to two. The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first Major League team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice. The team has appeared in a total of ten World Series, most recently in 1945. The Cubs have not won the World Series in 107 years, and they have not won the National League pennant in 70 years, both of which are record “droughts” in Major League Baseball. Since the start of divisional play in 1969, the Cubs have appeared in the postseason seven times. This included four trips to the League Championship Series—in 1984, 1989, 2003, and 2015.
The Cubs are known as “the North Siders”, a reference to the location of Wrigley Field, and in contrast to the White Sox whose ballpark is on the South Side. The Cubs have a divisional rivalry with the St. Louis Cardinals, and an interleague rivalry with the Chicago White Sox.
On set for a photo shoot with Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs, the model for a new billboard for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.