Cubs Hire Dale Sveum, One Day After Meeting for a Second Time with Sox

Cubs hire Sveum as new manager

      CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have hired Milwaukee Brewers
hitting coach Dale Sveum (swaym) as their new manager.

      The Cubs announced the move Thursday and said he would be
introduced at a news conference Friday at Wrigley Field.

      Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was fired after the season by
Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations. The
Cubs finished 71-91 after a disappointing season that extended
their infamous championship drought to 103 seasons.

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