Listen To A 2015 Conversation With Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020

In 2015 as the City of South Bend was celebrating its 150th anniversary, WVPE featured a segment called South Bend Stories. 

One of those stories focused on a conversation wtih Joe Kernan talking about baseball. 

Kernan not only was instrumental in bringing and keeping minor league baseball in South Bend, but he also played baseball while he was a student at Notre Dame. 

(AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Native American group that considers the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians’ name offensive is hosting a discussions this week related to the team’s name. The American Indian Center of Indiana planned Zoom conversations for “interested parties” later this week in hopes of drafting a resolution calling for the removal of the minor-league team’s name. Carolina Castoreno is the center’s executive director.

Curtesy: The South Bend Cubs


The South Bend Cubs are putting fan messages up on their video board with proceeds going to the food pantry at the Kroc Center.

The South Bend Cubs would normally be getting ready for Thursday’s opening day, but with the coronavirus shutdowns the season is postponed. 

Joe Hart is the President of the South Bend Cubs. He said the messages help the club stay connected with fans when there’s no baseball.

South Bend Cubs Kickoff Ticket Sales

Mar 7, 2018
Barb Anguiano / WVPE


Single game ticket sales kicked off for the South Bend Cubs today.


Joe Hart is the president of the South Bend Cubs. He said the first day of ticket sales is always exciting because it signals opening day is just about a month away, and soon Four Winds Field will be a buzz with the sounds of summer and baseball.

“You know, as much as it pains me to say as a diehard baseball fan,” Hart said, “But for us it really boils down to more about the environment at the ballpark, creating memories.”


Nov 10, 2017

I didn’t have a team to root for, or against, but the World Series held my interest pretty well last month; often I was just hoping the team that was behind would tie things up so the games wouldn’t end.

Baseball is the topic when my friend Tim and I tour diners for breakfast a few times a year.           

Sometimes, Tim will ask me to reflect on baseball when I call him to make our arrangements.           

“Sid,” he’ll say, “I want you to think about why players don’t seem to bunt, anymore.”