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Former Cubs chairman Andrew J. McKenna passes away

1 year agoStaff Report

Andrew J. McKenna passed away at the age of 93 Tuesday.

Throughout his illustrious career, McKenna served as the chairman for both the Cubs and White Sox and was a minority owner of the Bears.

The Cubs released a statement Wednesday morning on McKenna’s passing:

“The Chicago Cubs are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Cubs Chairman Andrew J. McKenna. As one of Chicago’s most dynamic and influential business leaders, Andy is the only person to ever serve as team chairman of both the Cubs and White Sox.

“Andy’s success with the Cubs included helping to steer the team to the N.L East Division title in 1984, the club’s first playoff berth since 1945, bringing joy to generations of Cubs fans. Beyond his many contributions and achievements in Chicago sports, Andy, a lifelong Chicagoan, also dedicated his life to service and leadership in Chicago’s civic and philanthropic community, giving his time to several boards and causes, as well as the countless people he mentored over the years.

“He will be missed, but his impact in this city will continue to be felt by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

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