July 23, 2013 |
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. “He's an extremely talented pitcher that's had success in the toughest of divisions and the biggest of stages, who's throwing the ball as well as anybody right now,” Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels said in a statement released by the team. “It's a power repertoire, a little bit of a different look from what we've got, and he was available.
August 1, 2013 |
Meanwhile, back on the road, all was well once again for the Dodgers. The road used to be a land of pitfalls and scary creatures, but now it might as well come with cookies and warm milk. The Dodgers flew to Chicago on Thursday, arriving at their hotel at 7:30 in the morning. No problem. The Dodgers lifted their eyelids long enough to down the Cubs, 6-4, at Wrigley Field, which left them with 11 consecutive victories away from home. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 4 They already had set the Los Angeles Dodgers record for consecutive road wins, but Thursday's victory managed their most since the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers won 11 in a row on the road.
December 29, 1989 |
Dr. Jacob Suker, team physician for the Chicago Cubs since 1962 and an associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Medical School, has died. He was 63. Suker, of suburban Kenilworth, died at home Thursday of lung cancer. "This guy was a good man," said Cubs Manager Don Zimmer. "He just loved to be around the ballpark. He loved the players. He loved baseball. "He was a real pistol; he was one of the guys.
July 1, 2013 |
The Dodgers are working on a deal to acquire embattled reliever Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs. Marmol, 30, was an All-Star in 2008, but his best season was 2010, when he finished a National League-high 70 games and saved 38. The hard-throwing right-hander has averaged more than a strikeout per inning the last seven seasons, but his record was 2-4 with a 5.86 earned-run average and he had lost his job as the Cubs' closer when he was designated...
September 29, 1998 |
SCHEDULE Wednesday: Chicago (Clark 9-14) at Atlanta (Smoltz 17-3), 1 p.m. ESPN Thursday: Chicago at Atlanta (Glavine 20-6), 5 p.m. Channel 11 Saturday: Atlanta (Maddux 18-9) at Chicago, TBA Sunday: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA, if necessary Monday: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA, if necessary CHICAGO AT A GLANCE Lineup *--* CF Lance Johnson .280 2B Mickey Morandini .296 RF Sammy Sosa .308 1B Mark Grace .309 LF Henry Rodriguez .251 3B Gary Gaetti .281 C Tyler Houston .255 SS Jose Hernandez .
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December 20, 2010 |
Phil Cavarretta, who was the National League's most valuable player in 1945 when he led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday in Lilburn, Ga. He was 94. Cavarretta died of complications from a stroke, his son, Phil Cavarretta Jr., told the Associated Press. He also had suffered from leukemia for several years. Cavarretta, a left-handed-hitting first baseman and outfielder, played 20 seasons with the Cubs from 1934 to 1953 before playing his final 77 games in 1954 and '55 for the cross-town White Sox. In a statement, the Cubs called Cavarretta "a local hero and a tremendous player.