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  • Kris Bryant in Hall of Fame company with second grand slam

     Kris Bryant in Hall of Fame company with second grand slam
    With his second grand slam of the season in the second inning of Saturday night's 7-2 victory over the Marlins Kris Bryant became the first Cubs rookie to hit two since Billy Williams in 1961.
  • Clayton Richard will make Cubs debut quickly, starting Saturday night

     Clayton Richard will make Cubs debut quickly, starting Saturday night
    The Cubs acquired left-hander Clayton Richard from the Pirates on Friday and plan to start him Saturday night against the Marlins. Richard, who began his career with the White Sox, was obtained from the Pirates for cash considerations. The Cubs sent...

    Is center-field scoreboard still relevant in Wrigley Field's video era?

    Is center-field scoreboard still relevant in Wrigley Field's video era?
    When the center-field scoreboard at Wrigley Field was modernized during a bleacher renovation project in 1937, one of the first things the Cubs did was remove the Doublemint Twins from its crest. Owner P.K. Wrigley decided there would be no...

    Cubs are still a great escape

    Cubs are still a great escape
    As a kid I was a rabid follower of the Chicago Cubs. Andy Pafko, Eddie Waitkus, Bill Nicholson — those men loomed over me as gods. Then I grew up. I joined the Marines and later attended college. During my post-college days, I remained a Cubs fan,...

    Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant could be like Cubs Hall of Fame duo

    Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant could be like Cubs Hall of Fame duo
    Billy Williams and Ron Santo spent most of their playing careers together, from the minors through the early 1970s. Their shared experiences included the dark days of the early 1960s, the start of the Cubs' renaissance in '67 and the famous collapse...