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Former Notre Dame baseball star will now manage the Chicago Cubs

In a whirlwind of events, former Notre Dame baseball and MLB player Craig Counsell, will move away from the Milwaukee Brewers and travel down I-94 south to take over the managerial duties for the chicago cubs.

The rumors first started on Monday morning, as there were reports and teams were looking to poach Counsell from the Brewers. Not many expected the Cubs to be the main suitor, but the move was made and it has been verified by the ball club.

During his Irish playing career, he was a career. .306 hitter, walking twice as many times as he struck out, which led the Colorado Rockies to draft him in the 11th round of the 1992 MLB draft.

Counsell would score the winning run for the Florida Marlins in the 1997 World Series, which was the highlight of his playing career. He would then immediately move into coaching inside the Brewers organization when Counsell retired in 2012.

Three years later, in 2015, he was named their manager, guiding them to a 707-625 record during his tenure. Counsell now takes over a Cubs team that barely missed the playoffs this past season, but has deep pockets and could field a better team than their division rivals.

Congrats Craig!

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