Quade Named Cubs Manager

CHICAGO (WSCR) – All the speculation surrounding the future manager of the Cubs officially ended Tuesday with the announcement that the team has hired Mike Quade.

The Cubs signed Quade to a two-year contract, along with a club option for 2013.

WATCH: Cubs’ Press Conference To Announce Quade As Manager

After taking over the team for Lou Piniella on Aug. 23, Quade was considered a front-runner for the job after leading the Cubs to a 24-13 record to end the season. Other names that had been connected to the opening were former Cubs star Ryne Sandberg and Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

LISTEN: Todd Hollandsworth Talks Quade And Cubs On The Danny Mac Show

Quade, 53, is the 51st manager in franchise history. Quade as been with the Cubs for eight years, serving as Piniella’s third base coach since 2007.

The Chicago area native and graduate of Mt. Prospect High School joined the Cubs organization in 2003 as manager of the Triple-A Iowa club. In 2004, Quade led Iowa to a spot in the League Championship Series.

As a major league manager this season, Quade led the Cubs to a 24-13 mark from Aug. 23 until the end of the season, the second-best record in all of baseball during that span–trailing only the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cubs were 5-20 in their 25 games before Quade took over.

  • Jo

    Here goes 103 years without a Series in Chicago – sigh.

  • Chris

    Leave it to the Cubs. Same old, same old… Ricketts low balling the fans… no more Cubs games for me. Screw this.

  • CMH

    Im going to be pissed if Sandberg ends up in Toronto!!

  • exhausted cubs fan

    im so excited not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the cubs blow and will continue to blow thats all this move tells me

  • GO

    Don’t Mean Here Comes 103, 104 and 105 years without a World Series in Chicago’s North Side

  • edward coury

    Pilsen Ed (happy sox fan),

    just what i hoped for another year without any competition from the men in blue.

    • edward coury

      ed you are a butt head

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