Cubs legend Billy Williams joins ‘Chris & Tell’
Marquee Sports Network premieres a new episode of Chris & Tell presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois this Friday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. CT. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Chris Myers, this month’s episode features an in-depth conversation with Cubs legend and MLB Hall of Famer, Billy Williams.
Williams played 16 seasons with the Cubs from 1959-1974, earning the 1961 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award and making six National League All-Star Teams. The Sweet Swingin’ Williams ranks third in franchise history in games played (2,213) and home runs (392), and fourth in RBI (1,353). He became the second Cubs player to ever be honored with a statue outside of Wrigley Field in September of 2010.
Williams sits down with Myers to reminisce about memories from his playing days, as well as his thoughts on the current game and the significance of having fans back in the ballpark this season. He also touches on rapid fire topics, such as his most influential teammate, the toughest pitcher he ever faced and the best advice he ever received from a manager.
Tune in to Chris & Tell presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT on Marquee Sports Network, leading into Cubs-Dodgers pregame coverage on Cubs Live! at 8 p.m.
Chris & Tell, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, is a half-hour interview show hosted by Chris Myers and features in-depth conversations with sports stars, celebrities and legends who share stories about their past and grant an inside look at their present. The show will air monthly on Marquee Sports Network.
Myers, who has been a contributor for Marquee Sports Network since its launch, also serves as a FOX Sports NFL play-by-play announcer and studio host. He will serve as play-by-play announcer for a select number of Cubs games this season, while contributing to studio programming. He was the former host of Up Close, the American sports interview show that aired on ESPN from 1981–2001.