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Javier Baez to bat second, play second in his major league debut tonight

Aug 5, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

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The Cubs called up hot-hitting, top-rated prospect Javier Baez yesterday and today he’s in the lineup. He bats second and plays second base. He’ll wear number 9. Not a lot of glorious history with the Cubs and that number, but go check it out and pick your favorite.

Baez — and the rest of the Cubs — will face Brett Anderson and the Rockies in Colorado.

  1. Bar None - Aug 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    I dunno, I’ll take Gabby Hartnett and Rogers Hornsby. And Damon Berryhill.

    • hackerjay - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM

      Yeah, kind of hard to say there isn’t a glorious history with the number when you have two Hall of Famers that wore it, plus another four or five all stars.

    • tone360 - Aug 6, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Rogers F’n Hornsby!

  2. stbesq - Aug 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    I like the beatles reference

    • stehill51 - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:50 PM


      • Uncle Charlie - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM

        That’s spelled Lenin, FYI.

      • stbesq - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM

        Found on The beatles 1968 double album called “the beatles” but known by the general public as “the White Album”

  3. thepunkyqb - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Even as a White Sox fan I wish the kid the best of luck. It’s exciting seeing all this new blood in the Majors and it adds a different level of excitement when watching the games.

  4. thepunkyqb - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Wish the kid the best of luck. Fresh blood in the Majors is great for the fans, the sport and the added excitement of the game.

  5. autmorsautlibertas - Aug 5, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    I am a Yankees fan but I wish the Cubbies well. They are long overdue.

  6. twinfan24 - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    I found it surprising that a franchise that has been around that long, and has retired numbers, doesn’t have any single digit numbers retired.

  7. delusionalcubsfan - Aug 6, 2014 at 2:44 AM

    Javier Baez will also hit his first major league home run in this game. BOOM!

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