Chicago Cubs: How close are current Cubs to career milestones?

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May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) in the dugout in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 9, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) in the dugout in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 14, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (34) pitches to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

In light of recent historical events, we take a look at how close current Chicago Cubs’ players are to making history of their own.

The Chicago Cubs made headlines this weekend, with a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. But the wins were largely overshadowed, thanks to some impressive milestones and performances around Major League Baseball.

Any time history is made, people pay attention. Recently, players from around the league have accomplished milestones that deserve recognition. Albert Pujols‘ 600th home run, Edinson Volquez‘s no-hitter and Clayton Kershaw‘s 2,000 strike out are among the most notable.

It’s hard to say which means more to the game. Pujols emerged from the Steroid Era with an unblemished record, taking his talents west from the Cardinals some time ago. Still, it’s hard to argue with Kershaw’s body of work. He’s quickly building a resume worthy of being called one of the best hurlers our game has ever seen.

All of this got us thinking: how close are some Cubs’ players from making their own history? Here we’ll examine milestones that current players are nearing, and the chances they have at achieving more beyond that.

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