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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, standing next to the Commissioner's Trophy, addresses the crowd in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2016 during the team’s World Series rally. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is “Managing Millennials for Dummies.” Maddon has spent more than four decades as a baseball manager, coach and scout. He hopes to remain as Cubs manager beyond 2019.

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In this Dec. 8, 1987, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Lee Smith works against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game, in Chicago. (Bob Fila /AP File Photo)

Lee Smith and Harold Baines both debuted in Chicago during the 1980 season. Smith began with the Cubs and went on to record 478 saves while Baines started out with the White Sox and had 2,866 hits.

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Cubs fan Dennis Zygmunt: “I’ve been following the Cubs for 70 years … Win or lose tonight, I’ll be very happy.”

A live report from Wrigley Field as the Cubs take on the Colorado Rockies.

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The Chicago Cubs led their division for the majority of this season. But Monday, hopes for a division title were quashed as the rival Milwaukee Brewers came to Wrigley Field and won tiebreaker game number 163.

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From left: Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance.

That storied and unstoppable Cubs double-play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance” is chronicled in a new book. We talk Cubs history with author David Rapp.

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What Cub fans can expect from the latest round of off-season renovations.

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A wheelchair-bound Cubs fan claims the team removed handicap-accessible seating in the right field bleachers during its $750 million renovation project.

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It was a merciless ending to a rough NLCS rematch against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988 after a 11-1 Game 5 victory. 

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A Cubs fan shows off a sign before Game 3 at Wrigley Field. (Chicago Tonight)

The 2016 World Champions face elimination in Game 4 of the 2017 National League Championship Series. 

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Down 0-2 to the Dodgers in the National League Championship series, the Cubs hope playing at the Friendly Confines will turn the team’s fortunes around.

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Cubs fans are gathering outside Wrigley Field for Game 5. It’s not the packed scene we’ve seen for the last three nights, but a sizable crowd has congregated on the Wrigley Plaza to watch the game on the big screen.

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The Cubs and Nationals finally got Game 4 in under a steady cold drizzle at Wrigley Field.

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Cubs fan Tim Leahy reacts to Tuesday’s postponement.

Fans had just enough time for a couple beers and hot dogs before Game 4 was postponed. “I think it’s terrible,” said one fan Tuesday afternoon.

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The Cubs win Game 3 against the Washington Nationals as a scoreless pitcher’s duel gives way to a dramatic finish.

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We preview the start of the Cubs’ playoff run with sports reporter Cheryl Raye Stout.

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(Credit: WGN Sports)

A stunning Windy City Swap: Sox ace pitcher Jose Quintana is being sent about 8 miles north.

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