Chicago Cubs: 5 Unexpected Facts about the Club Through 29 Games

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Chicago Cubs: 5 Unexpected Facts about the Club Through 29 Games
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The first year of the Epstein/Hoyer/Sveum era has been... well, odd. In spring training, guys such as Joe Mather and Steve Clevenger, who were considered to be ticketed for AAA Iowa, forced their way onto the ball club.

During the regular season, Matt Garza threw away a shutout—literally. Darwin Barney was the first Cub of the year to hit a home run.

For those of you who love statistical anomalies and oddities in baseball such as myself, then this is the list for you.

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