Dreams really do come true.
After 11 seasons in the minors, former Michigan baseball captain Bobby Scales has finally made it to the Major Leagues. He was called up by the Chicago Cubs after pitcher Carlos Zambrano went on the disabled list.
Originally from Southfield, Scales was one of two captains for the 1999 Michigan baseball team that won the B10 tournament in made it to the NCAAs. Bobby Scales was drafted in the 14th round in June of 1999 by the San Diego Padres. Last year he had his best minor league season for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, hitting .320 with 15 home runs.
Fellow longtime baseball farm-hand Mike Cervenak was the other captain of that 1999 team. Cervenak made it to the big leagues last year with the Phillies where he collected two hits in 13 at bats. He is back in AAA this season.