The Chicago Cubs have hired Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as their new manager. Sveum will be introduced at a news conference today.
Sveum replaces Mike Quade, who was fired by team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. Quade finished 71-91 in his only season on the job. The string of years without a championship for the Cubs now stands at 103 seasons.
Sveum’s only experience as a manager came late in the 2008 season with the Brewers when he finished up on an interim basis after Ned Yost was fired. Sveum was able to lead the Brewers into the playoffs that year.