David Bote

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David Christopher Bote

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Biographical Information[edit]

David Bote made his major league debut in his hometown of Denver, CO on April 21, 2018, playing for the Chicago Cubs against the Colorado Rockies. He had been called up earlier that day when Ben Zobrist was placed on the disabled list. He started the game at third base and batted eighth, and in his first career at-bat, collected a double off Tyler Anderson. It was one of the few highlights for Chicago that night, as they lost the game, 5-2. On August 12th, he had another highlight in a nationally-televized game against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field. The Cubs went into the bottom of the 9th trailing 3-0 after a great performance by Max Scherzer, but substitute closer Ryan Madson loaded the bases with two outs, with an infield single and two hit batsmen. Bote pinch-hit for pitcher Justin Wilson and hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Cubs an unlikely 4-3 win. He seemingly took a liking to being a hero, as he did it again on August 24th, this time in the 10th inning in a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds; his victim was Raisel Iglesias. He was getting regular playing time as a result of 3B Kris Bryant being on the disabled list.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Owen Perkins: "Bote gets hit in hometown in 1st MLB at-bat: Denver-area native cracks double to right in front of family, friends", mlb.com, April 22, 2018. [1]
  • Mike Petriello: "Bote's hard-hitting provides optimism for future: Rookie's 94.5 mph average exit velocity is second in Majors", mlb.com, August 30, 2018. [2]

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