Radio plays ball with Eddie Vedder tune

Cubs-themed 'All the Way' written by Pearl Jam frontman

NEW YORK -- Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning "All the Way," a Chicago Cubs-themed ditty written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

The track, with lines like "Our heroes wear pinstripes/ pinstripes in blue/ give us a chance to feel like heroes, too," was recorded in August during a Vedder solo show at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.

"All the Way" will be available for download in the "next few days," according to Pearl Jam's Web site, and might also be sold on CD and "souvenir 45 singles."

Vedder is a lifelong Cubs fan who has sung "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley Field and also has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch there.