Grace gets big greeting in return to Cubs camp

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Mark Grace was a star player for the Chicago Cubs from 1988-2000. The three-time all-star visited Sloan Park Friday, and Grace is also going to appear as an analyst on the Cubs' new Marquee Sports Network.

      Mark Grace was a star player for the Chicago Cubs from 1988-2000. The three-time all-star visited Sloan Park Friday, and Grace is also going to appear as an analyst on the Cubs' new Marquee Sports Network. Scot Gregor | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/14/2020 7:32 PM

MESA, Ariz. -- If you're going to be visiting spring training, it would be wise to carry around a roster so you can figure out who is who.

There are 16 players in the Cubs' major-league camp wearing uniforms numbers in the 70s and 80s, and many are difficult to identify.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Every spring training, you see the other side as well.

Former star players always seem to find their way back to camp, and Mark Grace was spotted at Sloan Park on Friday.

A standout player for the Cubs from 1988-2000, Grace was mobbed by autograph seekers and the three-time all-star was happy to sign.

Earlier this week, the Cubs announced Grace is joining the new Marquee Sports Network as a part-time analyst. The sweet-swinging first baseman will continue filling the same role with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Randy Hundley, Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly are among the other former Cubs expected to visit training camp this spring.

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