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A 38-year-old arm, a 98-mph fastball and a long-awaited chance for 'redemption'

Mar 13, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

MESA, Ariz. - He'd been preparing for this since November.

But the magnitude of what Luke Hagerty was trying to do didn't sink in until he was in his truck for the short drive from Scottsdale to the Cubs' spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz., early last month.

"I was like, "Holy crap, this is actually happening,' " the Cubs' newest - and oldest - minor-league left-hander said. "It's one thing to think about it and make those things up in your head, but to actually be driving to ...