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May. 19, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

May 19 1910 — Cy Young won the 500th game of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators, 5-4, in 11 innings. 1910 — Boston beat the Pirates 6-3 for the first time in 26 tries. 1956 — Pittsburgh’s Dale Long hit a ninth-inning homer against the Chicago Cubs. It was...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)

Cubs foursome sharing house, experiences awaiting baseball

Apr. 23, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. Happ, Hoerner, Short and Mekkes — four players from the...