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Say hello to Clark the Cub, MLB's newest official mascot

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The Chicago Cubs' days as a mascotless franchise are over. On Monday, the team announced their first mascot in a very long time: a "young, friendly Cub" named Clark.

His name is appropriate, as Wrigley Field's entrance sits at the intersection of Addison and Clark streets. Clark already has his own website, and Twitter account, which he's working to get the hang of:

While the press release made a note to say Clark is the first Cubs mascot is "modern history," Chicago has had mascots before. In 1908, the World Series-winning Cubs squad had a somewhat less cute costumed mascot:

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While in 1916, the team experimented with a live bear:

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Clark made his first in-person appearance on Monday night, at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center:

And he'll appear at Wrigley Field through 2014. Now, only three MLB teams are still without a mascot: The Angels, Dodgers and Yankees.

 


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