Chicago Cubs March Madness Bracket- Elite Eight

Sammy Sosa , Chicago Cubs (JOHN G. MABANGLO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Greg Maddux, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Greg Maddux, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs: Weeghman Regional Final Matchup

In the Weeghman Region, Maddux continues his run through the bracket with a win against Vaughn. Again, despite his No. 8 seed going into the bracket, Maddux projects as a 1 or 2 seed because of his overall career. Maddux and his 355 career wins, four Cy Young Awards and 18 Gold Gloves just proved way too much for Vaughn despite being one of the best Cub players of all-time.

He will take on a guy from a century ago, as Chance narrowly edges Hartnett in the No.3 seed vs. No. 2 seed matchup in the bottom part of the bracket. While both players played in a completely different era of baseball, Chance gets the nod in an evenly matched showdown thanks to two World Series rings from 1907 and 1908. As all Chicago fans know, rings don’t grow on trees, and it took over a century for any Cub to lead his team back to the promised land.

That leaves us with No. 8 seed Maddux and No. 3 seed Chance meeting in the Weeghman Regional Final. As two of the most well-known names in Cub history, they’re beloved by many but are different players from totally different eras. No doubt, they could have flip-flopped and played in either era, given their talent and overall baseball acumen.