The Cubs knocked off the Reds 9-5 on Tuesday, which not only got the team back to .500, but also gave manager Joe Maddon his 1,000th win. Celebrating in the most Joe Maddon way possible, the manager had a glass of red wine over his postgame press conference.
— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) May 17, 2017
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 17, 2017
Maddon is the eighth active manager and the 63rd in MLB history to reach the 1,000-win milestone. Let’s hope he doesn’t get fired for drinking on the job.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 17, 2017
In the locker room, the entire Cubs team also gave a toast to Maddon for his achievement.
The entire #Cubs team gave a toast to Joe after the game to salute his 1,000th victory.
— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) May 17, 2017
And Maddon will donate 1,000 meals to people in the Chicago and Tampa Bay areas (he won 754 games with the Rays from 2006 to 2014).
As part of his 1,000th win, Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation will donate 1,000 meals in Chicago and Tampa areas
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 17, 2017