Cub Cult Hero: Bobby Scales

bobby-scales He was drafted in 1999 by the San Diego Padres out of the University of Michigan in the 14th round, the 442nd player taken. Now ten years later, Scales seems to have found a home with the Chicago Cubs, albeit off their bench. As a 21 year old kid with the Wolverines, Bobby batted .371, with 9 homers, 20 doubles, & 4 triples, in only 248 at bats. 2008 would be the first time as a regular his average would rise again above the .300 mark, .320, with 15 home runs, 20 doubles, & 2 triples, at Iowa, earned him his first shot a the big leagues.

Since being called up to the Cubs May 4th, this switch hitter has made the most of his opportunity. The next day he got his first hit, a single, off Cy Young Award Winner Tim Lincecum, on May 8th he picked up his first triple, on the 12th the kid knocked his first ball out of the park as he sprinted around the bases in record time, and then on 5/14 he ripped two doubles & drove in four in a win over the Padres.

Bobby Scales is like a breath of fresh air!

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