The Steve Bartman incident occurred during a Major League Baseball playoff game between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins on October 14, 2003, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. In the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, with Chicago ahead 3–0 and holding 3 games to 2 lead in the best of 7 series, several ...
The Ricketts family acquired a majority interest in the Cubs in 2009, ending the Tribune years. Apparently handcuffed by the Tribune’s bankruptcy and the sale of the club to the Ricketts family, the Cubs’ quest for an NL Central 3-peat started with notice that there would be less invested into contracts than in previous years.
The 2016 World Series was the 112th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series, a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Chicago Cubs and the American League (AL) champion Cleveland Indians, the first meeting of those franchises in postseason history. The Indians had a home-field advantage because the AL had won the 2016 All-Star Game. The Cubs defeated ...
History of the Cubs
The Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. The team has been a part of baseball since 1876 and has won two World Series championships, making them one of the oldest teams in MLB. Throughout their history, they have had some incredible moments that will live on forever in baseball lore.
The Cubs first began playing as an independent professional team known as the White Stockings until joining the National League (NL) for its inaugural season during the 1876-77 season when it was renamed to “Chicago,” after which they were then called “Cubs” by sportswriters who thought their young players looked like cubs or baby bears at play on the field! In 1906, Frank Chance took over as manager and led them to four straight NL pennants from 1906–1910 before finally winning their first world series title against Ty Cobb's Detroit Tigers during the 1907-08 seasons with a record 116 wins! This was followed up with another championship win against Cleveland Indians during the 1908-09 seasons, where Joe Tinker famously said, "Tinker to Evers to Chance," which is now immortalized into a Hall Of Fame plaque honoring all three infielders for double plays made throughout those years.
During this period between 1910 -1945, Cubs went through many changes, including changing managers multiple times but never managed to get back into playoffs, let alone win any more titles, till 1945 when Phil Cavarretta came onto the scene, leading them back into postseason contention again while also becoming NL MVP same year due his stellar performance both offensively defensively helping secure second ever world series title defeating Detroit Tigers once more four games out five total played! After this, though, things started to go downhill quickly, missing playoffs every year except 1969 & 1984, losing divisional tiebreaker games each time, respectively, even though having great rosters filled with superstars such as Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Harry Carey etcetera... yet still unable to break the curse so far despite few close calls here there recently like 2003 NLCS loss Houston Astros heartbreakingly enough but hopefully someday soon we'll see these loveable losers become champions again bringing joy fans everywhere around the country, not just city Chicago itself!
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1889 – 1999 / National League
1903 – Present / Chicago Cubs
1889 – 1902 / Chicago Orphans
Cubs – For any die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, the team’s nickname is integral to their identity. But where did this beloved moniker come from? Let's look at the origins of one of baseball's most iconic nicknames.
The Chicago Cubs have been known as “the Cubbies” since 1876, when they were first established as a professional team in the National League (NL). The name was derived from their location in Chicago and their young players. At that time, many teams had animal nicknames like tigers or bears to signify strength and power on the field; however, due to its youthful roster full of inexperienced players, it made more sense for them to be called cubs instead!
In 1902 Edward Gremminger wrote about his experience attending games at West Side Park stadium: “From far away I could hear faint cries…of 'Cubs' which came echoing down through alleys and streets until it reached my ears." This phrase quickly caught on with fans who began using it regularly whenever referring to their favorite team - thus constantly solidifying its place in history!
Over time other variations such as "Cubbies" or "North Siders" have become popular amongst supporters, but ultimately, nothing beats good old-fashioned "Cubs." So next time you cheer your heart out during the game day - remember just how unique this nickname is!
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2016, 1908, 1907
1927 – Present / Wrigley Field
1920 – 1926 / Cubs Park
1916 – 1920 / Weeghman Park
1893 – 1915 / West Side Park II
1885 – 1891 / West Side Park I
2009 – Present / Joe Ricketts Family Trust
1981 – 2009 / Tribune Company
1977 – 1981 / William Wrigley III
1932 – 1977 / Philip K. Wrigley
1921 – 1932 / William Wrigley, Jr.
1921 – 1981 / The Wrigley Family
1916 – 1921 / Charles Weeghman
1914 – 1916 / Charles Phelps Taft
1905 – 1914 / Charles W. Murphy
1902 – 1905 / James Hart
1882 – 1902 / Albert G. Spalding
1870 – 1882 / William A. Hulbert
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
10 / Ron Santo
14 / Ernie Banks
23 / Ryne Sandberg
26 / Billy Williams
31 / Ferguson Jenkins
31 / Greg Maddux
42 / Jackie Robinson
*Blue is this team’s history