Top Cubs Prospect Ian Happ Strives for MLB Dream in Memory of Father

June 17, 2016 by  

SALEM, Va. — It's been a wondrous 53 weeks for 2015 Chicago Cubs first-round draft pick and Myrtle Beach Pelicans second baseman Ian Happ on the baseball diamond.

Sunday delivers a poignant reminder of his greatest personal loss off it.

It will be Happ's first Father's Day since the passing of his dad, Keith, who died in October at age 58 as a result of brain cancer.

"It's going to be tough," Happ told B/R before a recent Pelicans road game against the Salem Red Sox.

Next week, Happ, 21, will represent the Pelicans in Tuesday's Carolina/California All-Star Ga...

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