Tag Archive: John Lackey

  1. OLD FOLKS’ HOMERS

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    The two oldest @Cubs, John Lackey and Koji Uehara, combined to pitch the first seven innings and the two oldest hitters, Ben Zobrist and Miguel Montero, each homered in the 7-4 comeback victory over the @RedSox Saturday.

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  2. WINNING BASEBALL-101

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    Chris Coghlan hit a three-run triple, Dexter Fowler added an RBI double and Albert Almora Jr. came off the bench to hit a double and a triple as the Chicago Cubs (101-56) beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Tuesday night. John Lackey (11-8) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, while allowing five hits and three walks to win his last regular season start.

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  3. Chicago Machine breaks Big Red Machine

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    BORED OF ELECTIONS. Over enthusiastic fans have voted #Cubs ball boy Connor Hobbs into the MLB All-Star game. The seventh grader will be stationed along the right field wall at Petco Park next Tuesday. The flight to San Diego will mark his first time on an airplane, during which he hopes to watch a movie about gladiators.

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  4. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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  5. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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