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Donor Szczur to appear at Summer Blood Drive

On June 27, the Padres will be asking their fans -- and all San Diegans -- to give a pint of themselves during the ballclub's inaugural Padres Summer Blood Drive at Petco Park. One of the Padres who plans to be there during part of the drive is Matt Szczur. And the outfielder knows something about giving of himself.
18 hours ago

Szczur happy to make return to Windy City

Upon his return to Chicago on Sunday, Padres outfielder Matt Szczur decided he wanted to see a bit of his former city. After all, he is returning to the Windy City for the first time since being claimed off waivers from the Cubs in May.
7 days ago

Anthony Rizzo homers in first career at-bat as Cubs leadoff hitter

Anthony Rizzo responded to his first game atop the Cubs’ batting order in impressive fashion.Joe Maddon has been searching for a leadoff hitter all season. So far, Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Jon Jay, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Szczur, and Ben Zobrist have each manned the top spot. On Tuesday, it was Rizzo’s turn, and it didn’t take long for the decision to pay dividends. The first baseman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur returns to Chicago with Padres

Via Associated Press
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs win on walkoff throwaway, Javy Baez somehow busts out a Super Soaker

The Cubs and Phillies were tied 4-4 in the eleventh inning when Matt Szczur stepped to the plate. With one out, runners on second and third, and an 0-2 count, Szczur hit a grounder to second base.And then, well, this happened: That’s Albert Almora scoring the winning run from second after the throw went wild at first. It was tremendous baserunning, and it was great hustle by Szczur...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur’s Painting Fetches $35K

Remember that painting of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant that teammate Matt Szczur did for charity? Well, the piece of art that immortalized the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought sold Wednesday…fetching $35,000 for charity To put everything into perspective…that’s $35,000 more than you have ever thought about spending on a painting, much less one done by...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur’s bat and underwear have brought the Cubs good luck

Curses aren’t supposed to have any loopholes, the Cubs may have found one in the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat. Outfielder Matt Szczur isn’t on the Cubs NLCS roster but he has been the rallying cry for the team. Anthony Rizzo used his bat in Game 4 and helped him break out of a massive slump, smashing a key home run. It doesn’t stop there though. After a dynamic regular...
Via The Comeback
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs' Szczur doubtful about Tebow's MLB chances

Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow held a workout for MLB teams in Los Angeles last week as part of his attempt to pursue a pro baseball career at the age of 29. Tebow showed off a powerful bat and above-average speed in the 60-yard dash, but there were a few areas of needed improvement. Still, it doesn’t seem like he’ll have trouble finding an organization...
Via The Sports Daily
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova grad Matt Szczur nails home run in honorary start for Chicago Cubs

It’s been the best week to be a Villanova fan since 1985. On Monday, Kris Jenkins went down in NCAA history for his game-winning buzz beater to claim a national championship. On Tuesday, Villanova grad and Chicago Cubs’ player Matt Szczur benefitted by getting an “honorary” start thanks to Jenkins. Filling in for an injured Javier Baez, who is on the 15-day DL with an injured...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur Joins Chicago Cubs Major League Roster

According to several reports, it appears the Cubs will call up outfielder, Matt Szczur, on Sunday. Szczur (pronounced like “Caesar”), 25, has been with the organization since being drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. Szczur is most widely known for his speed, collecting 30 stolen bases in 116 games with AAA Iowa. Szczur isn’t as heralded as other prospects; his .261...
Via Sports Mockery
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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