HUMBOLDT PARK — A street sign honoring Cubs infielder Javy Baez will be unveiled at a ceremony next week, according to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council.
Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), who proposed the honorary sign, will be joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Baez for the ceremony from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 11 at the replica of Wrigley Field known as Little Cubs Field, 1339 Luis Munoz Marin Drive.
The sign will be installed along the west side of Luis Munoz Marin Drive near the field.
From 10-11:30 a.m., the Cubs World Series trophy will be on display for fans to admire. The unveiling ceremony will kick off at 11:30 a.m.
The first 500 people at the ceremony will get a chance to take their photo with the trophy.
Luis Munoz Marin was the first elected governor of Puerto Rico. The street named after him surrounds Humboldt Park's namesake park in a neighborhood defined by large steel Puerto Rican flags.
Baez, 24, was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. Last season, he was named the National League Championship Series co-MVP.
The sign was first proposed by Maldonado in November. The alderman said the idea came from his 11-year-old son, whose fall Little League baseball team was captivated by the Cubs' postseason push.
The erection of the sign was approved by the City Council in January.