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01/25/2009 3:49 PM ET
Randy Bush named Pitch and Hit Club Executive of the Year
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Randy Bush tonight was named the Executive of the Year by the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago at their 63rd annual awards dinner.

"I'd like to thank the Pitch and Hit Club for this tremendous honor," said Bush. "I'm humbled to be part of an incredible baseball operations staff with the Cubs, led by our General Manager Jim Hendry, and humbled to accept this award on behalf of the Chicago Cubs organization."

"Randy Bush is a rising star in the industry," said Hendry. "His knowledge of the game is second to none and his contribution to our scouting and development efforts brings our operation to a higher level. I join the Pitch and Hit Club and the Chicago Cubs organization in saluting Randy on this deserved honor."

A two-time World Series Champion as a player with the Minnesota Twins, Bush has spent more than 25 years in the professional and collegiate ranks as a player, manager, coach, scout and executive. He won his championship rings in 1987 and 1991 as part of a 12-year major league career.

In helping the Twins to the 1991 title, Bush batted .303 (50-for-165) with a .401 on-base percentage in 93 games. He is one of only six players to be part of both Twins championships, joining Dan Gladden, Kent Hrbek, Al Newman, Gene Larkin and Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett.

A left-handed batter and thrower, Bush was selected by the Twins in the second round (37th overall) of the 1979 Draft out of the University of New Orleans. He batted .369 with 18 home runs in 1979 to help the Privateers to their second-best record in school history with a 49-14 mark. Following his playing career, Bush returned to his alma mater as head baseball coach for five seasons from 2000-04.

Bush joined the Chicago Cubs front office as a special assistant to the General Manager on January 26, 2005 and was charged with evaluating the club's minor league system, working with the major and minor league clubs on field during spring training and assisting in professional scouting. He was promoted to his current position on December 20, 2006.

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