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Mike became the 51st manager in Cubs history, August 23, 2010, replacing Lou Piniella, who announced his retirement the previous day ... on October 19, 2010, Mike agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2013 season...The Cubs posted a 24-13 record (.649) with Mike at the helm for the team's final 37 contests of the 2010 campaign ... that was the Majors' second-best record in that span, trailing only Philadelphia (27-12/.692)...The Cubs went 8-3 in their first 11 games under Mike ... he was the first Cubs skipper to win at least eight of his first 11 games since Jim Essian was 8-3 in 1991...Chicago was 17-8 in Mike's first 25 games as skipper - that was the best start for a Cubs skipper in 78 years ... Charlie Grimm posted a 20-5 mark in his first 25 games in 1932 (thanks to Ed Hartig for his research assistance)...Became just the fifth manager to post a .600 or better winning percentage as a mid-season replacement for the Cubs ... Whitey Lockman previously turned the trick with a 39-26 mark (.600) in 1972 after replacing Leo Durocher...The three others to replace someone midseason and record a .600 winning percentage for Chicago: Frank Chance in 1905, Charlie Grimm in 1932 and Gabby Hartnett in 1938.

Managerial/Coaching Career
Mike joined the Cubs organization in 2003 as Triple-A Iowa's manager, where he compiled a 289-279 record in four seasons before he was promoted to the Major League staff in 2007 ... prior to that, he spent three seasons (2000-02) as the Oakland Athletics' first base coach ... he logged 19 years of coaching experience in the minor leagues, including 17 seasons as a manager...Quade has compiled a 1,213-1,165 record as a minor league manager, including 314-248 in the A's farm system from 1996-99...As manager of Vancouver in 1999, he led the Canadians to the Pacific Coast League championship and the Triple-A World Series championship...On April 18, 2004, in New Orleans while with Iowa, he recorded his 1,000th win as a minor league manager...The victory came in the same city where he played his college ball at the University of New Orleans...In his first season in Oakland's organization (1996), he led West Michigan to the Midwest League title...Led Aguilas Cibaenas to the 1996-97 Dominican Winter League championship...He is a two-time league Manager of the Year award winner - at Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League in 1991 and Triple-A Ottawa of the International League in 1993...Has also managed in the Montreal and Philadelphia farm systems...Participated in the Cubs Caravan every year beginning in 2008.

Playing Career
The former University of New Orleans infielder was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft ... he spent five seasons in Pittsburgh's minor league system...Ended his minor league playing career with more walks (269) than strikeouts (241)...Appeared in a career-high 131 games for Single-A Salem in 1980 ... also set career bests that season with 75 runs, 417 at-bats, 115 hits, 90 walks and 27 stolen bases...Finished his playing career in 1982 with Single-A Alexandria ... his 13 doubles marked a career high.

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