9/20 Cubs honor Minor League players
The Cubs today announced their first class of Minor League community service winners, a new set of organizational awards to be presented annually to a player from each of Chicago’s four full-season minor league affiliates who demonstrates strong community spirit and leadership. Right-handed pitcher Jay Jackson (Triple-A Iowa), infielder Nate Samson (Double-A Tennessee), infielder Justin Bour (Class A Daytona) and left-handed pitcher Austin Kirk (Class A Peoria) represent the inaugural class of winners. All four players will be honored tonight during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs contest at Wrigley Field against the Milwaukee Brewers.
— Carrie Muskat