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Cubs' Patrick Wisdom Crushes Home Run, Ties Javy Báez for Team Lead

Wisdom hits mammoth HR, ties Báez for team lead originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

What better way to celebrate your 30th birthday than by absolutely clobbering a home run?

Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom wasted no time in Friday's series opener against the crosstown White Sox, crushing a first-pitch, three-run home run off Dallas Keuchel.

Wisdom's home run traveled 448 feet — 10 feet further than his last home run, Wednesday against the Rockies, that landed somewhere down Waveland Ave.

Wisdom not only gave the Cubs an early lead Friday but tied Javy Báez for the team lead in home runs, with 22.

Báez, of course, was traded to the Mets a month ago.

Wisdom is four home runs away from tying Kris Bryant's single-season Cubs rookie record (26), set in 2015.

RELATED: Wisdom dancing into Rookie of the Year conversation

Happy birthday, indeed. 

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