Big news for an Iowa Cubs pitcher, Ben Brown's perseverance and dedication have paid off as the Chicago Cubs announced his long-awaited call-up to the majors. His opportunity comes as the Chicago Cubs placed left-handed pitcher Justin Steele on the 15-day injured list with a left hamstring strain retroactively on March 29th. The journey for 24-year-old Brown has been fraught with challenges, from injury setbacks to the relentless pursuit of improvement. Brown's unwavering determination has earned him a spot on the big league roster, marking a significant milestone in his career.

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Ben Brown #86 of the Chicago Cubs poses for a portrait during Photo Day at Sloan Park on February 20, 2024 in Mesa, Arizona.

Last season proved to be a test of Brown's resilience, as he navigated through a series of obstacles that threatened to derail his baseball career. Despite facing struggles and setbacks, Brown remained steadfast in his commitment to refining his craft. He made critical adjustments to his command and approach on the mound, demonstrating a maturity beyond his years.

A strained oblique injury sidelined Brown temporarily, but it failed to dislodge his drive. He has since returned to the field with renewed vigor, determined to prove his worth and earn a coveted spot in the majors. Spring training served as a platform for Brown to showcase his talent and grit, as he delivered standout performances that caught the attention of the Cubs' coaching staff.

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Ben Brown #86 of the Chicago Cubs poses for a portrait during photo day at Sloan Park on February 23, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona.

Brown's journey to the majors is a testament to his resilience and perseverance. From the challenges of injury setbacks to the relentless pursuit of improvement, he has overcome every obstacle in his path so far. Now, as he dons the Cubs uniform, Brown's journey will now serve as an inspiration to athletes everywhere, proving that hard work and dedication are the key elements in succeeding at a professional level.

As Brown takes the field for the Chicago Cubs, he carries with him the hopes and dreams of a young pitcher on the cusp of greatness. With his talent, determination, and unwavering spirit, Ben Brown is poised to make an impression at the highest level of the game.

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