Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum: More Detailed Biography

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Dale Sveum was named the manager of the Chicago Cubs for the 2012 season. This is after he has been a coach in the majors for most of the last decade. Sveum has two World Series rings, one in 1998 with the Yankees and one in 2004 with the Red Sox.

(Editor’s note: Guest post from David Malamut, But if you’ve already figured out I didn’t write this because you know I DON’T CARE about baseball)

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Chicago Cubs New Manager: Dale “Sick Facial Hair” Sveum

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During his MLB playing career, Dale Sveum was known for his “Sick Facal Hair.”As a young man he sort of resembled what would happen if Matthew McConaughey and  Jeff Foxworthy had a child.

Sveum also had the distinction of playing for five different managers who would eventually win a league Manager of the Year Award. They were Tony La Russa (’83, ’88, ’92, ’02), under whom Sveum played in Oakland, Joe Torre (’96, ’98), in New York, Lou Piniella (’95, ’01, ’08), in Seattle, Jim Leyland (’90, ’92, ’06) in Pittsburgh, and Gene Lamont (’93) with the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pittsburgh.

For those of you drinking Cubbie Kool-Aid, I’ll go ahead and post what you’re already thinking “maybe he learned a lot about leadership through osmosis from these guys, and we’ll see that as he leads the Chicago Cubs.”

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Cubs Make It Official: Manager Mike Quade Fired

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein the following statement just minutes ago.

“Jed Hoyer and I had an all-day meeting with Mike Quade last Thursday at Wrigley Field, and Mike and I continued our dialogue with a lengthy phone conversation yesterday after the press conference. Today, I flew to Florida to inform Mike in person that the Cubs have decided not to bring him back as our manager for the 2012 season.

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Chicago Cubs Give Manager Mike Quade a 2 year deal

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Announced this morning, the Chicago Cubs and manager Mike Quade reached agreement on a two-year contract with a club option for the 2013 season.  Quade arrived in Chicago yesterday to finalize the deal and a press conference will be held today at Wrigley Field at 3 p.m.
Quade, 53, became the 51st manager in franchise history when he took the helm on August 23 following Lou Piniella’s retirement the day before.  The 2011 campaign marks Quade’s ninth in the Cubs organization, as he served as Piniella’s third base coach for nearly four seasons starting in 2007 and was the manager of Chicago’s Triple-A Iowa team from 2003-06.

In addition to his six-week stint at the big league level this season, Quade has 17 years and 2,378 games of experience as a manager at the minor league level, compiling a career 1,213-1,165 mark (.510 winning percentage).

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