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November 20th in Cubs History

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CURRENT NEWS

Things are still quiet on off-season front, but there are a few nuggets of information for all you rumor hounds. Personally, I like reporting on things that have happened, rather than speculating, but I understand the need to write something.

It appears that the Alex Cobb sweepstakes is going to come down to the Yankees and the Cubs. My guess is that the Cubs are the front runner as the Yankees have a lot of young arms that are cost controlled and they hover around the luxury tax threshold already. Throw in the familiarity for Cobb with Joe Maddon and, more importantly, Jim Hickey and you have what appears to be all signs pointing to Chicago.

NEWS FROM DAYS PAST

1987 –  Don Zimmer, former skipper of the Padres, Red Sox, and Rangers, is hired by longtime-friend Jim Frey to manage the Cubs. In his last managerial stint, ‘Popeye’ will compile a 265-258 (.507) record during his 3+ year tenure in Chicago.

1952 –  Hank Sauer is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The Cubs finished in fifth place despite Sauer’s 37 home runs and 121 RBI.

BIRTHDAYS

Sam Fuld – 1981

Alex Arias – 1967

Jay Johnstone – 1945

Rick Monday – 1945

Jess Dobernic – 1917

Andy Coakley – 1882

Clark Griffith (HOF) – 1869

Laurie Reis – 1858

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