What the Chicago Cubs lineup looked like when Aaron Rodgers made his first NFL Start

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Center Field: Jim Edmonds

Long-time Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds found his way to Chicago in 2008 after being released by the Padres in May. His presence at Wrigley was not initially embraced, as Edmonds had spent the previous 9 seasons being a thorn in the Cubs' side. But his left-handed bat and 8 time gold glove caliber defense quickly silenced the haters. In just 80 games, Edmonds hit 19 homers and drove in 49 with the Cubs and he was their primary center fielder that year.

Right Field: Kosuke Fukudome

Although Micah Hoffpauir was technically in the lineup on September 7th, Kosuke Fukudome was the primary right fielder in 2008. Having spent nearly a decade with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional League in Japan, Fukudome came to the U.S. to play for the Cubs, signing a four-year deal worth $48 million. In 150 games in his first year, Fukudome hit 10 home runs and 58 RBIs. He was traded to Cleveland in 2011 and returned to Japan in 2012, where he continued to play until September of last year when he retired at age 45.