8/22 D-Lee note
Derrek Lee played his first game for the Braves on Friday at Wrigley. He had played 924 games for the Cubs prior to that. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last player who appeared in at least 900 games for the Cubs and then played his first game as an ex-Cub at Wrigley was Andy Pafko. Pafko played 960 games for the Cubs from 1943-51. He was traded to Brooklyn as part of an eight-player deal on June 15, 1951, and made his Dodgers debut at Wrigley the next day. He homered in the Dodgers’ 6-4 loss.
– Carrie Muskat