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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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Visiting fans making voices heard at Wrigley

Aug 22 2014 | 7:59 pm - There were plenty of Baltimore Orioles fans in attendance Friday at Wrigley Field, just as there were at U.S. Cellular Field earlier this week. Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted the Orioles' long tradition for the fan support. He also talked a...

Cubs’ Arrieta, Strop shut down their former team

Aug 22 2014 | 7:57 pm - This one had plot lines all over the place. Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop went against their former team, the Baltimore Orioles, and contributed to a 4-1 victory. The Cubs may just have elevated their game against the first place team...

Cubs prevail in suspended game

Aug 21 2014 | 7:27 pm - After delays totaling 6 hours and 31 minutes running from Tuesday to Thursday, the Cubs and San Francisco Giants finally finished their suepended game Thursday everning before the regularly scheduled night game. Major League Baseball upheld a Giants...

Jackson lands on DL; Cubs to 'assess and evaulate'

Aug 21 2014 | 7:31 pm - The Cubs placed beleaguered pitcher Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right-lat strain. Jackson, who is 6-14 with a 6.09 ERA, said he knows he must do better when he returns. He is nearing the midpoint of a four-year, $52...

Cubs get win they had, then lose

Aug 21 2014 | 11:51 pm - The long strange trip that was the Cubs-Giants series finally ended Thursday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had to wait two days, but they finally prevailed in the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, 2-1. The Giants came back to win the regularly...

Giants’ protest upheld; Cubs game to resume Thursday

Aug 20 2014 | 10:52 pm - In a surprising reversal, Major League Baseball officials agreed with the San Francisco Giants, who protested Tuesday’s rain-delayed game, and ordered the two teams to resume play on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The game will resume...

Castro sidelined by family emergency

Aug 21 2014 | 12:32 am - The Cubs could be without all-star shortstop Starlin Castro for up to a week. Castro left the club Wednesday with what was described as a family emergency. It's likely the Cubs will put Castro on the bereavement list.

Cubs’ Szczur thrilled to be with big club

Aug 19 2014 | 8:27 pm - After a whirlwind weekend in New York, where he made his major-league debut, outfielder Matt Szczur settled in Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Szczur, a former college football player, says he's eager to show the Cubs his baseball skills.

After 4½-hour delay, Cubs declared the winner at 1:15 a.m.

Aug 20 2014 | 2:30 am - The Cubs have begun their run at being serious spoilers against teams from both the National and American Leagues. They took an early 2-0 lead against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night before a brief but strong deluge hit Wrigley Field, causing...

Cubs trade former first-rounder Brett Jackson

Aug 15 2014 | 8:37 am - The Cubs have parted ways with former first-round draft pick Brett Jackson. They have traded the minor-league outfielder to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was the Cubs' first-round selection in the 2009 amateur draft.

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