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Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: August 27th

August 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Tim Duxbury

1. Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo hit his 30th home run of the year last night off of Cincinnati Reds ace, Johnny Cueto. In doing so, Rizzo became the youngest Cubs’ lefty to hit 30 bombs in a season, the seventh lefty to hit 30 overall, and the first Cubs’ lefty to do it since Fred McGriff, back in 2002 (per Carrie Muskat).

2. In five games between August 21st and August 25th, Chicago Cubs prospect, Kyle Schwarber homered six times for the Daytona Cubs. He now has 10 home runs for the D-Cubs and has 18 on the summer, third best among all Cubs’ minor leaguers. Schwarber has homered, on average, every 13.83 at bats in 2014. If he were to maintain that pace for a full minor league season (he has only played 69 games in 2014) he would hit 36 home runs.

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