Tom Ricketts’ wife Cecilia Ricketts lives in Wilmette, Illinois. She gave birth to a total of five kids in her stint as Wife In Chief of the Ricketts clan. There is no denying Cecilia was a Cubs fan before she even knew Tom. I know this because she met him in the bleachers of Wrigley Field! Tom actually lived across the street from Wrigley Field. In my opinion, this neighborhood is the best baseball neighborhood in all of baseball. Wrigley Field is a national treasure and a baseball mecca.
I believe Cecelia probably pushed Tom to buy the Cubs. That sounds crazy, but his official statement regarding the purchase is “my family and I are Cubs fans.” Of course, I may simply be reading too much into their initial meeting. I also almost neglected to mention that Cecilia is a doctor! She is a dermatologist with more than twenty years of practice. The Ricketts gained attention locally because they are building an $11 million mansion on a lakefront property in Wilmette, Illinois. The property lies on the coast of Lake Michigan. In case you are wondering, Wilmette is a rich town and is ranked way up there in places to raise children. The family actually had to completely demolish the home that used to sit there. Sayonara, old home!
In case you are wondering, these people have a dream life. Yes, they work hard, but let me put it to you this way: Tom’s answer in a college questionnaire to what his job would be was “Cubs owner.” That’s what I call hitting the mark! As for Tom Ricketts’ wife, think about it: she never needed him financially. Dermatologists make a fortune. She would have been living in a mansion now without the guy. Every time I learn about baseball owners and managers, I’m impressed by how successful they are. I guess that’s why they’re owners?