Mark Grace, Shawon Dunston inducted into Cubs Hall of Fame

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After a less than toasty reception from the Cubs faithful during the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 Cubs Convention, team owner Tom Ricketts announced the latest additions to the Cubs Hall of Fame in former teammates Mark Grace and Shawon Dunston.

Grace, who racked up more hits and doubles in the 1990s than any other player in baseball, played for Chicago from 1988 to 2000 and was a staple on the North Side for more than a decade. He slashed .308/.386/.445 in his Cubs career, winning four Gold Glove Awards and earning two All-Star selections.

Of course, his Cubs postseason resume is rather abbreviated - through no fault of his own. In the 1989 NLCS, Grace was otherworldly - but his lone World Series championship came the year after he left Chicago as a member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks.

As for Dunston, a former number one overall pick, the strong-armed shortstop was a two-time All-Star and spent a dozen years calling the Friendly Confines home. Although he never became the superstar-caliber presence the team hoped for, he was still beloved by fans, and remains one of the most popular Cubs of that era even today.

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The fleet-footed infielder swiped 175 bags in his 12 years with the team and was a key piece on the 1989 team that eventually fell to the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS.