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April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the reality TV show "Cake Boss," was on display at the Cubs-Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday before being transported to the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball fundraiser at the Field Museum that night. At some point, the (wise) decision was made by the team not to serve a cake that had been sitting outside all day. Most of it wasn't edible anyway.
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April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the reality TV show "Cake Boss," was on display at the Cubs-Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday before being transported to the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball fundraiser at the Field Museum that night. At some point, the (wise) decision was made by the team not to serve a cake that had been sitting outside all day. Most of it wasn't edible anyway.
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March 21, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 4. AT THE PLATE: A.J. Ellis was two for three and raised his spring average to .393. Alex Castellanos hit his fourth home run of the exhibition season. Matt Kemp, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, is starting to look like his old self. He tripled to right in the fifth inning. ON THE MOUND: Stephen Fife, whom Manager Don Mattingly has described as the most-improved player in camp, made another solid start. Fife held the Cubs to three runs (two earned)
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April 23, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Hopefully, when he hit his 500th home run, Albert Pujols sent a thank-you card to Ryan Dempster. Dempster, who retired after last season, gave up eight homers to Pujols in his career, the most of any pitcher. You can discover who is next on that list, along with a host of other information, with our new online Pujols graphic that breaks down all 500 of his homers. Other things of note: --Pujols has hit more homers against the Chicago Cubs than any other team. --Pujols' 100th home run was hit off of Dodgers left-hander Odalis Perez.
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October 13, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Boston Red Sox executive Theo Epstein agreed to a five-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. Epstein, 37, would leave the Red Sox with a year remaining on his contract as general manager and take over what is expected to be an expanded role with the Cubs, who have gone 103 years without winning a World Series championship. Radio station WEEI in Boston, ESPN the Magazine and SI.com all cited unidentified sources in reporting that Epstein has agreed to a deal.
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July 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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August 1, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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December 29, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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July 1, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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...
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September 29, 1998 | JASON REID
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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March 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 8, Cubs 4 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, who appears to have the edge over several candidates for a reserve spot, sparked a six-run ninth inning with a home run and capped the rally with a run-scoring single. Grant Green (triple), Collin Cowgill (double), J.B. Shuck (single), Shawn O'Malley (run-scoring single) and Abel Baker (two-run single) added hits in the inning. Raul Ibanez hit his second spring home run, and Josh Hamilton doubled. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver, pitching in a triple-A game against Milwaukee so the Angels could regulate his workload, gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one in seven scoreless innings, throwing 102 pitches.
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February 19, 2014
James C. Dowdle Executive helped expand Tribune's TV, Internet operations James C. Dowdle, 79, an executive who played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his home in Wilmette, Ill., his family said. When Dowdle joined the company in 1981, Tribune was focused, as it had been for more than a century, on its newspaper holdings, particularly its flagship Chicago Tribune. By the time Dowdle retired nearly 19 years later as the company's second-ranking executive, Tribune owned 18 television stations, reached more than 75% of U.S. households, held a minority share in the WB network and was also aggressively involved in nearly every aspect of the information industry, including cable television, the Internet and new media.
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November 6, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team was expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the last-place Cubs targeting New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, only to be denied a shot when he decided to stay put. Instead, the Cubs are hoping Renteria can help develop their young players and lead them to their first championship since 1908.
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October 25, 2013 | Wire reports
The Washington Nationals will name five-time All-Star third baseman Matt Williams to be their new manager, according to multiple reports. Williams, 47, will replace Davey Johnson, who retired at the end of the regular season. It is Williams' first managerial job at any level. He joined the Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff in 2010 as a first base coach but was most recently the third base coach. Williams, 47, starred for the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians in addition to Diamondbacks, for whom he also served five years as a broadcaster.
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October 20, 2013 | By Paul Sullivan
BOSTON - Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to Dale Sveum, and once broke his right big toe while jumping over the home dugout railing celebrating a win. He returned from Tommy John surgery in time for the final two months of the 2004 collapse, and endured a 96-loss season in 2006 that led to the departure of president Andy MacPhail and Baker.
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October 9, 2013
  Andy Pafko, 92, a former Brooklyn Dodger outfielder who famously watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall of the Polo Grounds during the 1951 National League playoffs, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Stevensville, Mich. He had Alzheimer's disease, his family said. Pafko spent 17 seasons in the major leagues - with the Chicago Cubs, Dodgers and Milwaukee Braves - and was voted an All-Star five times. A fan favorite known for his dogged play and diving catches, he is perhaps best remembered as being part of one of the most famous games in baseball history, when Thomson's three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth gave the New York Giants the victory in the decisive Game 3 of their NL playoff against the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.
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December 20, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
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.
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August 2, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
CHICAGO - Hyun-Jin Ryu started the season with two goals: to win 10 games and be named the National League rookie of the year. Ryu reached the first of those goals Friday, as he improved to 10-3 in the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ryu gave up 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings, but was charged with only two runs. He struck out six. "My new goal now is reaching 11 wins," Ryu said through an interpreter. The last Dodgers rookie to win 10 or more games was Kazuhisa Ishii in 2002.
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August 1, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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