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Cubs have a mascot: He’s Clark

Artist's rendering of Clark, new Chicago Cubs mascot. (Associated Press)
Artist's rendering of Clark, new Chicago Cubs mascot. (Associated Press)

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs are introducing a mascot for the first time in the team’s long history.

Drawings released by the Cubs on Monday show a young bear wearing a Cubs jersey and a backward blue baseball cap. The mascot is named Clark; the team plays at Wrigley Field, located at Clark and Addison on Chicago’s North Side.

Team officials say they held focus groups before deciding on Clark, and fans told them they wanted a more family-friendly atmosphere at Wrigley Field.

Clark will greet fans before and during games.