Cubs’ Matt Szczur spills marriage proposal details


Not only does Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Matt Szczur have one of the more difficult names to spell in professional baseball, but he may also have the greatest marriage proposal of all-time.

Today, as we all know, is Valentine’s Day. A date in which you shower your better half with nothing but chocolate, flowers, teddy bears and love or even jewelry if you plan on popping the question. Besides Christmas, Feb. 14 is usually the best time to either propose to your boyfriend/girlfriend or even tie the knot. Even my Grandfather and Grandmother on my Mother’s side were married on Valentine’s Day.

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In Szczur’s case, his proposal came back in November of 2013 when he and his then girlfriend, Natalie, made a trip to New York City.

According to, Matt arranged a backstage pass at the Ambassador Theater before the show “Chicago: The Musical” was performed.

"“I proposed to her on the stage before the show with the cast members there. I proposed before the show, and then we went back at intermission and took pictures with the cast members.” Szczur via"

Matt explained that he made it a ‘ritual of treating her to a special vacation prior to Spring Training’ and that the trip to New York didn’t give anything away.

Both Szczur and his long-time girlfriend Natalie were married in Philadelphia last November.

Chicago’s young outfielder has been doing nothing but positive things throughout his career. While he was in college, Szczur donated bone marrow which was used to help save the life of a little girl with Leukemia in Ukraine.

Now he’s sharing another great moment that he will cherish for the rest of his life. Is it me, or is this guy just flat-out awesome?

He’ll be reporting to spring training in about a week to prepare for the 2015 campaign with the rest of his teammates.

There’s a good chance he could end up starting the year with the Triple-A Cubs now that Dexter Fowler and Chris Denorfia are on board.

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