Thursday’s win over the Mets was Cub manager Joe Maddon’s 800th career victory, almost 19 years after getting his first as an interim manager when the Angels beat the eventual-champion Yankees at Yankee Stadium late in 1996.
Maddon remembered his winning pitcher was Jason Dickson. He remembered a homer by rookie Derek Jeter. Mostly he remember this:
“After the game, Peter Bavasi – [general manager] Billy’s brother – showed up in that little manager’s cubicle on the visitors side of Yankee Stadium with a shot of Jack. Which really helped the postgame interview.”