Discussions "Moving Forward" on Cubs Retiring Lee Smith's Number

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Discussions “Moving Forward” on Cubs Retiring Lee Smith’s Number

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Generally speaking, if you become a “Cubs” Hall of Famer, you’re going to get your number retired by the team. It is a cool and deserved honor, plus it’s a way to keep the history of the organization in mind as we move forward.

To that end, former Cubs closer Lee Smith, who finally got the call this year, is likely going to have his number retired soon:

Some of those discussions, I presume, involve the fact that the Cubs have two current relievers who dig number 46 – Pedro Strop, who currently dons the number, and Craig Kimbrel, who wore it until signing with the Cubs and switching to 24.

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