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CHICAGO -- Although neither Chicago baseball team owns a winning record as of today, BP Products North America Inc. provided plenty for fans to cheer about this weekend. For the second time, the company sponsored the BP Crosstown Cup, a 15-pound trophy that honors the victor of the interleague series played annually between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox. The White Sox won two of the first three games played this season; another three-game showdown is set to begin at Wrigley Field this Friday.
On Saturday, BP welcomed a legend from each team to its BP Crosstown Cup Fan Zone, an exhibit that took place at the Taste of Chicago event. Signing autographs were former Cub Andre "The Hawk" Dawson, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, and former White Sox player Ron Kittle, who won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1983 and slugged 176 homeruns during his 10-year career. Fans also had the chance to sign Chicago's largest baseball, standing at 13 feet tall.
In conjunction with the Crosstown Cup, BP has also set up a digital platform, at www.BPLittleThings.com, which asks Cubs and White Sox fans to share one little thing that makes Chicago baseball special to them. A select number of entries will be displayed on advertisements to be placed throughout the city. In addition, BP added an instant-win game that will award 50,000 prizes. Customers who fill up with 10 or more gallons of BP gasoline with Invigorate can request an instant-win scratch-off card.