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A father who snagged a foul ball at a Chicago Cubs game Tuesday is getting praise — even though the play was overturned.
June 24, 2015 Cubs fan Keith Hartley got a round of applause for focusing on making the catch — and not disturbing his infant son Isaac, who kept enjoying his bottle while his dad lunged over the rain tarp.
Top prospect Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs will bat fourth in his debut Friday against the San Diego Padres. Bryant hit 43 home runs in the minors last season.
April 17, 2015 Top prospect Kris Bryant is set to bat fourth against the Padres Friday in his major league debut, bringing with him hope Chicago may someday soon win another championship.
Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends."
January 24, 2015 Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the two-time National League MVP as the nice guy who finished first and brought smiles to all his fans' faces.
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January 24, 2015 Ernie Banks, Hall of Fame baseball player, has died. NPR's Scott Simon and Tom Goldman remember the Chicago Cub who meant so much to the city and the fans he loved to greet.
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The Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks poses in 1970. The Cubs announced Friday night that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83.
January 24, 2015 The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.
Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs and Bill Bradley of the Cleveland Naps around 1910.
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November 12, 2014 Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cubs fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.
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A young fan reacts to the Cubs blowing a lead in the ninth inning.
April 23, 2014 The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.
Wrigley, the goat that is.
May 29, 2012 In America, Cubs fans are hoping a goat will reverse the team's long-standing bad luck. In China, fans are cheering a little dog that ran along as cyclists rode 1,100 miles and over 12 mountains.
October 8, 2007 More proof that when it comes to the Cubs you don't have to be a sports nut to get a little nutty about sports.
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