Cubs Fan Who Sang @ Game Succumbs to Cancer

A Cubs fan who won the opportunity to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field has passed away after a long battle with bone cancer.

Dustin Eglseder Cubs fan singer

CHICAGOSPORTS.COM relays the sad news that 23-year-old Dustin Eglseder died at his Guttenberg, Iowa, home on Wednesday, a year after cancer was first diagnosed in his right arm.

Fans selected Eglseder over thousands of entrants for the chance to sing the seventh inning stretch song at a Cubs game. And Dustin gave his performance in the Friendly Confines last September 21 in a game against the Pirates.

As the CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE reports, Eglseder underwent surgery in May 2007 to remove a cancerous bone in his right arm. Unfortunately, the cancer had returned, and Dustin’s arm was amputated last November.

But the Cubs did invite Dustin back for an encore performance, and he sang the song once again for fellows fans at a Cubs convention last January.