Bruce Miles

Chicago Cubs Beat Writer
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Bruce Miles has been covering the Chicago Cubs for the Daily Herald since 1998 and Major League Baseball since 1989.

He joined the paper in 1988 as a copy editor in the sports department. He also has covered high school and college sports. Miles worked on the Chicago Bears beat in 1997 and covered the Chicago Wolves professional hockey team from 1995-98.

Miles has traveled to Japan with the Cubs and worked on the paper's coverage of the Chicago White Sox during their playoff run to the 2005 world championship. He also covered the historic NHL All-Star Game in 1991 at Chicago Stadium at the outset of the first Gulf War, when a stirring rendition of the national anthem rocked the old building.

With Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes, Miles co-authored the book, "Harry Caray: Voice of the Fans." He is a Hall of Fame voter in the Baseball Writers Association of America. He has incorporated the science of sabermetrics into his baseball stories and blogs.

Miles is a graduate of Schaumburg High School and Loyola University Chicago.

Before joining the Daily Herald on a full-time basis, he worked in corporate communications with the Zurich Insurance Co. and also with the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.

A native of Chicago, he resides in Schaumburg with his family.

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Why Cubs’ deal with Arrieta is good for both sides

Feb 06 2016 | 2:07 pm - There was little chance the Cubs and ace pitcher Jake Arrieta were going to a salary-arbitration hearing. By coming to an agreement on a contract for 2016, the two sides have set a positive tone for a possible long-term deal down the road, according...

Cubs still hoping to reach agreement with Arrieta

Feb 04 2016 | 5:01 pm - The Chicago Cubs and ace pitcher Jake Arrieta are scheduled to have a salary-arbitration hearing Tuesday in Arizona. Although they are far apart, the Cubs are hopeful a deal can be reached. The Cubs also are reported to have signed outfielder Matt...

'Winning mode' won’t change Chicago Cubs’ plans to stockpile talent

Jan 18 2016 | 7:03 am - Even though the Chicago Cubs have entered what team president Theo Epstein termed a “winning mode,” he said it doesn’t mean the Cubs have abandoned their commitment to acquiring “elite” young players.

Safety takes center stage for Cubs at convention

Jan 16 2016 | 8:53 pm - Security and safety issues were big topics Saturday at the Cubs convention. The team said more extensive screening will take place for fans entering Wrigley Field this season and that more protective netting will be installed inside the ballpark.

Winning leads to popularity for Ricketts family

Jan 16 2016 | 7:19 pm - It’s not often that sports-team owners are popular figures. That’s changing with the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs. Thanks to a winning team built by baseball-operations president Theo Epstein, chairman Tom Ricketts and his...

Chicago Cubs, Arrieta far apart on salary

Jan 15 2016 | 10:29 pm - As big a feel-good story as the annual Chicago Cubs convention is, there appeared one potential cause for concern on Friday’s opening day: Ace pitcher Jake Arrieta and the team are far apart when it comes to Arrieta’s salary for this...

Arrieta eager to get back at it for Chicago Cubs

Jan 14 2016 | 7:34 pm - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta said he believes that the team will be favored to win the National League Central after last year’s strong season and several key off-season acquisitions.

Will Cubs Convention open with extension for Epstein?

Jan 12 2016 | 7:51 am - The annual Chicago Cubs fan convention takes place this weekend, and Daily Herald Cubs beat writer Bruce Miles has a few things he’d like to see, including a contract extension for team baseball president Theo Epstein.

Griffey Jr. ready to take his rightful place in Hall

Dec 26 2015 | 7:45 pm - In an age of uncertainty when it comes to voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, there appears to be one sure thing this year: Ken Griffey Jr.

Theo Epstein: Time for Cubs to go from good to great

Dec 16 2015 | 6:27 am - The Chicago Cubs introduced newly signed outfielder Jason Heyward to the media Tuesday. For both the Cubs and Heyward, the timing of this signing is key, according to Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles.

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