#Cubs lineup and No. 2,000, Clayton Richard
Left-hander Clayton Richard, acquired Friday from the Pirates for cash considerations, will make his Cubs debut on Saturday night. There will be fireworks after the game at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:
* Richard will be the 2,000th player to appear in a game for the Cubs. According to historian Ed Hartig, here are the milestone players:
500th Cubs player: Ollie Hanson, April 27, 1921 at Cincinnati
1,000th Cubs: Hall of Famer Billy Williams, Aug. 6, 1959 vs. Philadelphia
1,500th Cubs: Jose Vizcaino, April 16, 1991 vs. Philadelphia
* The Cubs are 118-97-3 on the Fourth of July. Billy Williams leads the franchise with six home runs all-time on this date.