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Off The Mound: Cliff Floyd believes ‘fate’ brought him to the Cubs, strengthened bond with his father

3 years agoStaff Report

Former Cubs outfielder Cliff Floyd joined Off The Mound with Ryan Dempster Friday on Marquee Sports Network and shared what brought him back to Chicago to play for the North Siders.

Floyd joined the Cubs for one season in 2007, returning to his hometown of Chicago. Floyd explained how special it was for him to come back and strengthen his bond with his father, Cornelius. In late August of his son’s lone season with the Cubs, the elder Floyd  passed away at age 57 following a two-month bout with hear and kidney problems.

“If you don’t believe in God, you have to believe in something. That was fate.” Floyd said. “That was everything that I know had to happen for me to see my pops. More than I saw him in my career. That was always going to be one of my special years.”

Floyd had a 17-year professional career, that included winning a World Series title with the Marlins in 1997 and an All-Star appearance 2001.

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