Baseball — Chicago Cubs

Delino Deshields

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Delino Deshields

Biography Delino Lamont DeShields (born January 15, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball player. He enjoyed a 13-year career as a second baseman, playing with five teams. He is currently the manager for the Louisville Bats in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Early life DeShields was born in Seaford, Delaware and played for Seaford High School. DeShields was to attend Villanova University where he would have played point guard on the basketball team; however, after being selected as the 12th overall pick in the 1987 MLB draft, he chose a career in baseball. Career DeShields became the regular second baseman...

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Bump Wills

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Bump Wills

Biography Elliott Taylor "Bump" Wills (born July 27, 1952 in Washington, D.C.) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Texas Rangers (1977–81) and Chicago Cubs (1982). He also played two seasons in Japan for the Hankyu Braves (1983–84). He is the son of Maury Wills, the former Major League shortstop who later managed the Seattle Mariners. His career batting average was .266. Wills and teammate Toby Harrah hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs on Saturday, August 27, 1977, only the second time this feat has ever occurred in a Major League Baseball game, and the...

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Bill North

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Bill North

Biography William Alex North (born May 15, 1948) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1971 to 1981, he played for the Chicago Cubs (1971–72), Oakland Athletics (1973–78), Los Angeles Dodgers (1978) and San Francisco Giants (1979–81). He was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. In an 11-year career, North compiled a career batting average of .261 with 20 home runs and 230 runs batted in. One of the fastest men in the game, he also recorded 395 stolen bases. In 1969 North was drafted by the Cubs in the 12th round of the amateur draft. The...

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Brian McRae

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Brian McRae

BIOGRAPHY Brian Wesley McRae (born August 27, 1967) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays from 1990 to 1999. McRae is the son of former major league All-Star, Hal McRae, and was also managed by the elder McRae for four seasons with Kansas City. It was only the fourth occurrence of a major league manager managing his own son. McRae was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. His batting average was 38 points higher from the right side with a...

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