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|Cubs Pick Quade as New Manager
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have picked Mike Quade as their new manager.
The Cubs today decided to go with the guy who ran the team well for the last six weeks of last season rather than a higher-profile name.
The 53 year old Quade had been the Cubs's third base coach the past four years. He's been given a two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
Quade served as interim manager after Lou Piniella abruptly stepped down in late August, leading the team to a 24-13 record.
The job will be his first as a major league manager.
The hire is the first under new owner Tom Ricketts, who watched the Cubs finish out of the playoffs yet again. Chicago's infamous World Series championship drought now stands at 102 years.
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