Jim Hendry

Hendry in 2006

American baseball coach and executive.

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Creighton University

Private, Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska.

Private, Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska.

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University mall
St. John's Church on Creighton's campus
Law school with downtown in background

Jim Hendry, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was Creighton's head coach for its 1991 CWS appearance.

Spring Hill College

Private, Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama.

Private, Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama.

Cardinal Joseph Fesch, an early benefactor of the college
The original main building, built in 1831.
The second main building, now the Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J. Administration Center, built in 1869
St. Joseph Chapel, built in 1910.
Stewartfield and the Avenue of the Oaks
Sodality Chapel, built in 1850.
Marnie & John Burke Memorial Library
Azalea Trail Maids in front of Byrne Memorial Hall, formerly the Thomas Byrne Memorial Library.

Notable baseball alumni include Blake Stein, former pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals, and Jim Hendry, former general manager of the Chicago Cubs.

Wood pitching for the Cubs in 2008

Kerry Wood

American former baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees.

American former baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees.

Wood pitching for the Cubs in 2008
Wood pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.

On November 13, 2008, after acquiring closer Kevin Gregg from the Florida Marlins, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry announced that the organization did not plan to re-sign Wood.

Creighton Bluejays baseball

The Creighton Bluejays baseball team represents the Creighton University in NCAA Division I college baseball.

The Creighton Bluejays baseball team represents the Creighton University in NCAA Division I college baseball.

The Bluejays Head Coach during that memorable 1991 season, Jim Hendry, is a former General Manager of the Chicago Cubs.

Maddux in 2009

Greg Maddux

American college baseball coach and former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

American college baseball coach and former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

On January 11, 2010, Maddux was hired by the Chicago Cubs as an assistant to General Manager Jim Hendry.

Lofton at the 2019 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Kenny Lofton

American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder.

American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder.

Lofton at the 2019 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
Lofton as a member of the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team, circa 1987
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Lofton with the Indians in 1996
Lofton in 2007

"With Kenny Lofton, we got a quality lead-off man", said Cubs general manager Jim Hendry.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

On July 5, 2002, the Cubs promoted assistant general manager and player personnel director Jim Hendry to the General Manager position.

Floyd batting for the Rays on September 22, 2008

Cliff Floyd

Former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for 17 seasons, most notably for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and New York Mets.

Former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for 17 seasons, most notably for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and New York Mets.

Floyd batting for the Rays on September 22, 2008
Floyd with the Mets
Floyd talking to hitting coach Jim Lefebvre for the San Diego Padres on March 5,

He was heavily recruited by Arizona State University, Stanford, and Creighton University and signed a letter of intent to play for head coach Jim Hendry at Creighton.

Báez at the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Javier Báez

Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Báez at the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Báez batting in the Florida State League All-Star Game in 2013
Baez with the Cubs in 2016
Báez with his wife and child in 2019

The Chicago Cubs, led by Jim Hendry, selected Báez in the first round, with the ninth overall selection, of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.

Prior with the Chicago Cubs

Mark Prior

American former professional baseball pitcher and current coach.

American former professional baseball pitcher and current coach.

Prior with the Chicago Cubs
Mark Prior in 2005.
Prior with the Tampa Yankees in 2011.
Prior pitching for the Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 30, 2004

Cubs general manager (GM) Jim Hendry said that anything provided by Prior or Wood would be "gravy" and he hoped that this would come to fruition.